The Child Abuse Register and Child and Family Services Review Board Regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act
Bill or Act:
Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
Regulations relating to the Child Abuse Register (CAR):
All regulatory provisions under the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) related to the Child Abuse Register are proposed to be remade in regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) with no substantive changes. Minor changes are proposed to the regulatory provisions to replace references to the CFSA with references to the corresponding provisions in the CYFSA.
Complaints to a Society:
O. Reg 494/06 under the CFSA includes provisions regarding complaints to a society. These provisions are proposed to be remade in a regulation under the CYFSA. Minor changes are proposed to the regulatory provisions to replace references to provisions in the CFSA with references to the corresponding provisions in the CYFSA. A proposed amendment to the provisions would add that written complaints to a society's Internal Complaints and Review Panel are to be made in a prescribed form. This would enable the use of a standard complaints form, in order to improve the accessibility and navigability of the complaints process in response to feedback from children, youth and families.
Child and Family Services Review Board:
The majority of provisions relating to reviews by the Child and Family Services Board (CFSRB) within O. Reg 494/06 under the CFSA are proposed to be remade as regulatory provisions under the CYFSA. When Part X of the CYFSA is proclaimed, the CFSRB will no longer have the mandate to hear complaints related to inaccuracies in a society's file. This responsibility will move from the CFSRB to the Information and Privacy Commissioner. The regulatory provisions related to this mandate will be updated once Part X comes into force.
• O. Reg 494/06 under the CFSA
• Regulation 71 under the CFSA
December 12, 2017
Comments Due Date:
January 26, 2018
Ministry of Children and Youth Services
56 Wellesley St West, 15th Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 2S3