Power-Assisted Bicycles (e-bikes) Motor Disengagement
The Ministry of Transportation has made regulatory amendments to HTA Regulation 369/09 (Power-Assisted Bicycles) to allow for continued motor engagement when braking is applied.
As a result, manufacturers will no longer require a "kill switch" to be installed in order to disengage the motor. This change allows for newer technology e-bikes to be used, reduces the regulatory burden, responds to requests from industry stakeholders and potentially benefits consumers by reducing the need for cost
Collection and Analysis of Information Regulation
Prescribing the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) as an "administrative entity" under the Ministry of Revenue Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.33 for the purposes of section 11.5, "Underground economy: collection and analysis of information"
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
The amendments allow for the designation of reunification priority access beds (RPABs) for spouses / partners in crisis, require the disclosure of personal information in certain situations, permit the Director under the LTCHA to designate specialized units on his or her own initiative, and permit the Ministry to serve a document by use of a commercial courier.
Regulatory Amendments under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014
O. Reg. 452/18 was made under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA). This regulation amended O. Reg. 137/15 (General) in order to update terminology to ensure that it aligned with the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015.
As per subsection 84 (6) of the CCEYA, the Minister of Education made a decision that public consultation was not necessary before this regulation was made, given its strictly technical, non-substantive nature.
Amendments to the Industrial Establishments Regulation (Reg. 851)
The Industrial Establishments Regulation, made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, has been amended to add a new, targeted exemption from guardrail requirements as well as a requirement for employers to develop and implement other measures and procedures to protect workers from the hazard of falling where any of the guardrail exemptions apply.
Extension of review period for journeyperson to apprentice ratios to April 2019 for 33 construction sector trades
A new Minister's regulation, O.Reg. 316/2018, extends the next round of apprenticeship ratio reviews to April 2019. It came into effect on April 25, 2018.
The Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA) requires the Board of Governors of the Ontario College of Trades (College) to establish a panel to review each journeyperson to apprentice ratio. Ratios have been established for 33 trades which are subject to reviews at least every four years as per s.60 (4) of OCTAA.
Ticket Sales Act, 2017: Exemptions
A new regulation has been developed to exempt the sale of tickets to events at certain types of small venues and movie theatres from the Ticket Sales Act, 2017.
School Health Professional Services
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing amendments to the definition of "school health professional services" in section 5 of Regulation 386/99 of the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994.
Health Insurance Act - Regulation 552: General
The regulation amends Regulation 552 to make clear that an insured person receiving in-patient services at a private hospital is entitled to receive accommodation and meals at the standard or public ward level at no charge. This amending regulation also updates the list of private hospitals set out under Schedule 1 to reflect current corporate and operating names.
Regulation 991 Amendments
The amendments to Regulation 991 under the Registered Insurance Brokers Act are intended to help modernize the regulation of insurance brokers to meet current standards and better protect Ontario consumers.
Delegate MMA Subdivision Files
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing a regulation under the Planning Act in order to delegate MMA subdivision file Nos. 57-T-94001, 54-T-89003, 54-T-86001 and 49-T-95001 and MMA condominium file No. 49-CD-95001 to the municipalities in which these files are located.
Regulatory amendment to Ontario Regulation 344 (Disposable Containers for Milk)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (the ministry) is proposing to amend Regulation 344 to provide two options for milk producers to use containers that are collected through
a deposit return program, or
the current Blue Box program or a recycling program that services over 90% of Ontario households.
Alignment of ODB Program Days Supply for Ontario Works Recipients 25 years of age and older.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to allow Ontario Works (OW) recipients 25 years of age and older to maximize the benefit from receiving greater quantities of certain ODB-funded drugs (e.g. chronic use medications), making it more convenient for them and reducing the number of their co-payments.
Amendment to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 428 (Seed Corn - Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing to make amendments to Regulation 428 (Seed Corn - Plan) related to the composition and election of the local board. These amendments include the amalgamation of Districts 1 and 2, an increase in the board member term of office from two to three years and the introduction of a consecutive term limit of four terms followed by one year of ineligibility for board election.
Proposed regulation under the Planning Act related to inclusionary zoning
The legislation would, if proclaimed, also enable the Minister to make regulations under the Planning Act to provide direction on a variety of matters related to inclusionary zoning.
This summary sets out the proposed regulatory content related to inclusionary zoning if Schedule 4 is proclaimed.
Rights of Children and Young Persons
Regulations are proposed that would prescribe how service providers are to promote children's rights in Part II of the Act. Complaints mechanism requirements will be established for service providers, other than a society or residential licensees, so that children receiving services can complain about violation of their rights. (Note: requirements for complaints mechanisms for societies and residential licensees are addressed in sections 18 and 119 of the Act and their corresponding regulations)
Proposed New Serious Occurrence Reporting Regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) is proposing to import existing regulatory requirements for serious occurrence reporting under the CYFSA. These regulatory requirements apply only to licensees that operate children's residences. Existing ministry policy requirements governing the reporting of serious occurrences will continue to apply while the Ministry undertakes further policy analysis to inform the development of future regulations (Phase 2).
Diversity and Inclusion
Regulations are proposed that would prescribe what service providers must do in order to take the aspects of a child's identity listed in paragraphs 3(iii), 3(iv), 4 and 6 of subsection 1(2) of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 into account in providing services. Regulations are proposed that would prescribe how an identity representative is selected and the role of the identity representative.
Adoption and Adoption Licensing (LGIC)
Adoption and Adoption Licensing: The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under Part VIII (Adoption and Adoption Licensing) of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) regarding processes and procedures related to adoption and adoption placements and requirements for licensees to place children for adoption.
Regulations relating to warrants, court ordered assessments, and methods and procedures for alternative dispute resolution under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to prescribe requirements concerning obtaining warrants to enter premises or obtain a record, court ordered assessments, and methods and procedures for alternative dispute resolution. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Tire Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA)
A new regulation will make tire producers environmentally and financially responsible for recovering resources and reducing waste associated with the tires they supply in Ontario. This will further reduce the amount of tires lost to disposal, benefit our environment and economy, and support our efforts to fight climate change.
Food and Organic Waste Framework
The province has developed a proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework ("Framework"). Together with the Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building a Circular Economy and Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan, the proposed Framework will help Ontario build a circular economy and fight climate change.
Proposed Amendment to the Schedule to Ontario Regulation 730 (General) under the Livestock Medicines Act
Health Canada has proposed changes to require a prescription for all antimicrobial drugs that are deemed medically-important for human health. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing a consequential amendment to the Livestock Medicines Act (LMA) Regulation 730 to prohibit the sale of veterinary drugs on the Prescription Drug List by retail outlets licensed to sell livestock medicine and otherwise update the list to reflect what is and can be sold by LMOs.
Codes of Conduct - Prescribed Subject Matters
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to make a regulation under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to prescribe subject matters required to be included in the City's codes of conduct.
Amendment to O. Reg. 447/07, Listed Acts - Delegation by City
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 447/07 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to allow the City to delegate to a council committee the power to designate a private road as a fire route under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and to make technical amendments to reflect changes in Ontario Regulation 389/91 (Special Occasion Permits).
Amendment to R.R.O. 1990 Regulation 761, (Milk and Milk Products) under the Milk Act.
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend Regulation 761 under the Milk Act. The amendments were requested by Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) after consultation with dairy farmers and industry stakeholders. DFO's request resulted from an agreement to harmonize milk quality programs in Eastern Canada. The proposed amendments would make changes to the raw milk quality program including animal care and welfare requirements for dairy cattle.
OHIP Provisions for Children Receiving Protective Services to align with changes to existing legislation.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is requesting approval to make consequential amendments to provisions respecting Ontario Health Insurance Plan eligibility for children in the care of a children's aid society in Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act (HIA) to align with changes to the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) that will permit child protection services to be extended to 16- and 17-year-olds, which is expected to be proclaimed into force on January 1, 2018.
Regulatory amendments related to air emissions of sulphur dioxide and other items
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (ministry) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality (O. Reg. 419/05 or the "Regulation") made under the Environmental Protection Act. The proposed amendments would introduce updated air standards for sulphur dioxide and clarify the requirements for assessing operating conditions in O. Reg. 419/05. The ministry is also reviewing the need for consequential amendments.
Proposed new regulation to provide transitional rules for the implementation of certain amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995, if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed.
Proposed new regulation to provide transitional rules for the implementation of certain amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995, if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed. This includes transitional rules in relation to remedial certification, review of structure of bargaining units, no discharge or discipline without just cause during lawful strike or lock-out periods, fines for offences, and location and method of voting.
Amendments to O. Reg. 516/06 under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
The Ministry of Housing (MHO) is proposing the following regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 516/06:
-Regulatory Amendment to Clarify Exemptions from the Prohibition on Unauthorized Charges
-Regulatory Amendments to Clarify the Transition Rules for Second Breach Evictions
-Consequential Amendments Related to the Removal of Above Guideline Rent Increases (AGIs) for Utilities
Proposed Cigarette Filter Components Regulation
The Ministry of Finance regulates the distribution of tobacco products in Ontario. The Tobacco Tax Act was amended to introduce a new regulatory regime for oversight on the import and possession of cigarette filter components to reduce the supply to the unregulated tobacco market.
The Ministry of Finance is developing regulatory and administrative measures to support amendments to the Tobacco Tax Act, which will come into effect January 1, 2018.
Homes for Special Care Modernization (OPDP)
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to support the ministry's Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO) program. The CHO program is part of the ministry's plan to modernize the Homes for Special Care program.
Policy Proposal on Adjusting Certain Public Lands Act Administrative Fees
The Public Lands Act (PLA) provides the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) with responsibility for the management, sale and disposition of Crown lands including: establishing rent for the occupation of Crown land; collecting royalties for use of Crown resources; and levying administrative fees to recover the cost of delivering services (e.g. issuance of leases, land use permits, documents, etc.).
PLA administrative fees have not been adjusted since 2003.
Improvements to the Ministry of Transportation's Medical Reporting Program
The Ministry of Transportation will be strengthening
the identification of medically unfit drivers by: expanding mandatory medical reporting to include nurse practitioners, in addition to
physicians and optometrists; clarifying the medical conditions, visual impairments and functional impairments that must be reported to the Ministry of Transportation; and improving customer service and simplifying compliance by allowing those suspended for medical reasons to keep their licence.
Proposed Regulations under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015
The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) is seeking public input on draft regulations related to the administration of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) and the selection program eligibility criteria for various categories under the OINP.
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 and creation of a new services documents regulation under the Toxics Reduction Act
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing a number of minor amendments to O. Reg. 455/09 aimed to reduce reporting burden, simplify the toxic substance reduction planning process, adjust the schedule and timing of the plan review process, protect business confidentiality, clarify language and intent, better align with the National Pollutant Release Inventory where appropriate, and correct minor errors. In addition, MOECC is proposing a new service of documents regulation.
Amendments to O. Reg. 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011
The Special Priority Policy (SPP), set out in Ontario Regulation 367/11 of the Housing Services Act, 2011(HSA), provides priority access to rent-geared-to-income (RGI) social housing for survivors of domestic violence who have been abused by someone they are living with (or have lived with), or by someone sponsoring them as an immigrant, and from whom they intend to separate permanently.
Proposed Revisions to the Scaling Manual
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is proposing revisions to the Scaling Manual. The revisions are required to incorporate changes resulting from a review of current wood measurement practices and standards and to address editorial changes. MNRF has also considered the outcomes of recent policy initiatives in its revision to the Manual.
Proposed Regulations under the Planning Act
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to consult on a potential new regulation or regulations under the Planning Act if Schedule 4 to the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016 is passed by the Legislature and comes into force on a day to be named.
Proposed Changes Affecting the Control of Hazardous Substances under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is proposing to consult on updates to the occupational exposure limits (OELs) under Regulation 833 (Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The MOL is also proposing to consult on amendments that will, if approved, introduce new respiratory protection and measuring provisions, as well as updating and harmonizing a number of other provisions.