Proposed Amendments to Regulations made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

Regulation Number(s):
95/03 – Specification of Virulent Diseases
553 – Areas Comprising Health Units
559 – Designation of Municipal Members of Boards of Health
558/91 – Specification of Communicable Diseases
559/91 – Specification of Reportable Diseases
565 – Public Pools
NEW – Personal Service Settings
Bill or Act:
Health Protection and Promotion Act
Summary of Proposal:
The Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) specifies the organization and delivery of public health in Ontario. The HPPA requires Ontario's boards of health (also called public health units) to oversee, provide or ensure the provision of public health programs and services, as specified in the HPPA, its regulations, and in the Ontario Public Health Standards published by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

Proposed regulatory changes in this proposal are related to Schedule 3 of Bill 160, the Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 which includes amendments to the HPPA to ensure Ontario's high public health quality standards are met. If passed, Schedule 3 of Bill 160 must be proclaimed in force by the Lieutenant Governor.

Note that certain of the proposed changes to regulations in this proposal will require corresponding changes to short form wording for offences under the Provincial Offences Act.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
December 12, 2017
Comments Due Date:
January 4, 2018
Contact Address:
777 Bay Street, 19th Floor, Suite 1903, Toronto ON, M7A 1S5