Summary of Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Secure Treatment (Extraordinary Measures) under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Bill or Act:
Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
The purpose of this document is to seek feedback on new and proposed changes to regulatory requirements related to secure treatment under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
On June 1, 2017 the CYFSA received Royal Assent. When the CYFSA is proclaimed, it will replace the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA).
The existing regulations related to secure treatment in Regulation 70 under the Child and Family Services Act, 1990 are administrative in nature and largely deal with the forms to be used. No major changes to the existing regulations in Part IX related to secure treatment are being proposed. New regulations are being proposed in Part VII, Extraordinary Measures, of the CYFSA in relation to the use of mechanical restraint in secure treatment settings, which will be posted and available for public comment separately.
The focus of this summary is to outline where changes to existing regulatory provisions are proposed.
December 11, 2017
Comments Due Date:
January 26, 2018
Ministry of Children and Youth Services
56 Wellesley St West, 15th Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 2S3