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.
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.