OHIP Provisions for Children Receiving Protective Services to align with changes to existing legislation.
Bill or Act:
Health Insurance Act
Summary of Proposal:
On January 1, 2018, amendments to the CFSA to extend child protection services to 16- and 17-year-olds, who have an agreement called a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA), are expected to be proclaimed into force.
Under the current CFSA, 16- and 17-year-olds are not eligible to receive child protection services from a Society unless a youth is already the subject of a child protection court order.
MOHLTC is requesting approval to make consequential amendments to provisions respecting OHIP eligibility for children in the care of a Society in Regulation 552 under the HIA in order to align with changes to the CFSA that will permit child protection services to be provided to 16- and 17-year-olds through a VYSA.
Provisions respecting OHIP eligibility for children in a Society's care are set out in regulations under the HIA. Since youth who are receiving services and supports under a VYSA are not considered to be in the care of a society, these youth would not fall within the scope of Regulation 552 as it is currently written.
As a result, an amendment to Regulation 552 is required in order to align the regulation with the soon-to-be proclaimed amendments to the CFSA that will extend eligibility for child protection services to 16- and 17-year-old youth, through a VYSA.
December 4, 2017
Comments Due Date:
December 27, 2017
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