2015 Long-Term Care (LTC) home and Hospital Chronic Care co-payment increase
The approved amendments to regulations set out the annual increase to the LTC home and chronic care co-payment rates, increase the premiums for preferred accommodations in newer LTC homes, and reflect an increase in the dependant deduction amounts used in the calculation of a reduced co-payment rate for LTC home residents in basic accommodation.
Smoke-Free Ontario Act
Proposed regulatory amendments related to exempting veterans' organizations from the prohibition on smoking on uncovered patios.
VQA Wine Approval
To authorize the wine authority to suspend or revoke an approval for a wine if the manufacturer to whom the approval has been issued ceases to be a member of the wine authority.
Reviewing Off-Road Vehicle Safety in Ontario
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is currently reviewing the statutory framework for off-road vehicle (ORV) safety in Ontario. The ministry is seeking feedback on various ORV-related safety issues from the general public, independent riders and any interested organizations including those representing recreational and non-recreational riders, enforcement, municipalities, public health, manufacturers, agricultural groups and environmental or trail organizations.
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 208/09 (Tobacco - Powers of Local Board)
Ontario Regulation 208/09 (Tobacco - Powers of Local Board) outlines the authorities of the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers' Marketing Board (OFCTGMB). As of January 1, 2015, some of the authorities under O. Regulation 208/09, including licensing tobacco producers and production in Ontario, are now the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
Amendments are being proposed to O. Regulation 208/09 to revoke authorities of the OFCTGMB that duplicate those that MOF now exercises.