Regulation - LGIC

Amendment of Regulation 683 under Laboratory and Specimen and Collection Centre Licensing Act (LSCCLA)by removing the fixed address condition of a specimen collection centre licence

Regulation Number(s):
Bill or Act:
Laboratory and Specimen and Collection Centre Licensing Act
Summary of Proposal:
This is a housekeeping change to update Regulation 683 to better reflect specimen collection activities that have historically occurred outside the centres for the benefit and convenience of patients. The proposed amendment will change the interpretation of the Specimen Collection Centre (SCC) to a 'place' (not an address) where a specimen is collected; hence, enabling the mobile phlebotomy services as part of the business of licensed specimen collection centres. Consequently, the proposed amendment will ensure quality in mobile phlebotomy services (e.g. in long-term care homes, patients' homes, rural / remote areas) by bringing these services under the legal framework for laboratory services. In addition, the proposed amendment will assist in improving access to laboratory/phlebotomy services in the underserviced communities and for aging Ontarians.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
July 17, 2013
Comments Due Date:
July 31, 2013
Contact Address:
1075 Bay Street, Suite # 900, Toronto