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Amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Act schedules in Regulation 950 under the Provincial Offences Act

Amendments to increase the range of offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for which a Part I Offence Notice can be issued
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Amendments to Social Housing Eligibility (O. Reg. 367/11) Related to the Ontario Basic Income Pilot

O. Reg. 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA) was amended to help ensure that recipients of basic income payments under the Ontario Basic Income Pilot (the Pilot) do not lose eligibility for social housing assistance (rent-geared-to-income and a portable housing benefit) as a result of participation in the Pilot. These amendments were filed and came into effect on April 24, 2018.
Effective Date:  April 24, 2018

Amendment to Regulation 598

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  April 13, 2018

Amendment to Regulation 604

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  April 13, 2018

Exemptions, Special Rules and Establishment of Minimum Wage: Exemption from Equal Pay for Equal Work provisions under the Employment Standards Act

Exempt certain groups from entitlement to equal pay for equal work on the basis of employment status (ESA s. 42.1)
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

On April 19, 2018 technical amendments were made to the Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General).
Effective Date:  April 19, 2018

Amend Part 7 of O. Reg. 663/98 (Areas South of the French and Mattawa Rivers where Sunday Gun Hunting is Permitted) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

areas. Populations of many wildlife species in Ontario are healthy. While this is generally good news, there are some local instances where the public has expressed concern regarding the impact of abundant wildlife on habitat degradation, wildlife health, animal/vehicle collisions, and agricultural crop and livestock damage. The agricultural community, including farmers and other landowners, have proposed that allowing Sunday gun hunting would be a beneficial and cost-effective.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Amendment to Regulation 622

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  April 13, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  April 23, 2018

Highway Traffic Act - HOV Regulatory Amendment

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to extend the HOV lane occupancy exemption for single-occupant licensed taxicabs and airport limousines to June 30, 2020.
Effective Date:  April 13, 2018

Proposed Data Standards for the Identification and Monitoring of Systemic Racism (Anti-Racism Data Standards), as well as potential regulation to authorize or require public sector organizations to collect specified personal information using the proposed Anti-Racism Data Standards to identify and combat systemic racism and advance racial equity.

The proposed Anti-Racism Data Standards (ARDS) would set out requirements and guidance for the collection, use and management of information, including personal information, for the purpose of eliminating systemic racism and advancing racial equity. Any potential regulation would require or authorize specific public sector organizations ("PSOs"), as defined under the Anti-Racism Act, 2017, to collect specific types of personal information in compliance with all or part of the proposed ARDS.
Effective Date:  April 20, 2018

Health Shared Services Ontario

On January 1, 2017, a new board-governed provincial crown agency, Health Shared Services Ontario (HSSOntario), was established by Ontario Regulation 456/16 under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) to provide corporate services to the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and formerly Community Care Access Corporations (CCACs) in support of their expanded mandate. In addition to establishing the agency, the regulation sets out HSSOntatrio's objects to provide shared service
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Proposed Regulations under the Proposed Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018 (Bill 194)

Subject to enactment of the Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018 (Bill 194), Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) is proposing to make regulations responsive to the Buy American legislation in the states of New York and Texas.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 related to Boards of Management.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA) regarding Boards of Management (BoM) powers. The proposed amendments would increase the maximum BoM reserve for working funds; expand a BoM's capacity to borrow for operating purposes; and provide a BoM with the capacity to borrow for capital purposes.
Effective Date:  April 2, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  April 4, 2018

Insurance Contracts - Recovery by Innocent Persons

The regulation is required to operationalize amendments made to the Act in December 2017, to prohibit insurers from denying insurance claims made by innocent co-insured policyholders.
Effective Date:  April 20, 2018

Regulatory amendment to Ontario Regulation 344 (Disposable Containers for Milk)  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Effective Date:  April 6, 2018

Proposed regulation under the Planning Act related to inclusionary zoning  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Effective Date:  April 11, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Amendment to Ontario Regulation 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 relating to service maximums for homemaking and personal support services and nursing services.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing an amendment to the service maximums for homemaking and personal support services and nursing services set out in Ontario Regulation 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 (HCCSA).
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulations to support transition from the Child and Family Services Act to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 respecting adoption and adoption licensing

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act, (CFSA) to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) with respect to private/intercountry adoption and adoption licensing.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulations to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) respecting Funding & Accountability matters (LGIC)

These changes are included to provide for transitional rules relating to "Funding and Accountability" arising from the repeal of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) and the enactment of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Summary of Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Secure Treatment (Extraordinary Measures) under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

No major changes to the existing regulations in Part IX related to secure treatment are being proposed. New regulations are being proposed in Part VII, Extraordinary Measures, of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) in relation to the use of mechanical restraint in secure treatment settings, which will be posted and available for public comment separately.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Provisions Governing Mechanical Restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions for mechanical restraint use in secure treatment programs, places of secure custody and places of secure temporary detention under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Provisions to Support the Implementation of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, Part VI (Youth Justice)

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions under CYFSA, Part VI (Youth Justice).
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Maintaining exemptions from the requirement to be incorporated

Proposal to maintain the exemption from the requirement to be incorporated for: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne as set out in O. Reg. 116/11; and for Six Nations of the Grand River as set out in O. Reg. 445/17.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulatory Provisions - Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA): Child and Youth Mental Health Lead Agencies

The category of Child and Youth Mental Health Lead Agency will be established by regulation, and the functions of these Lead Agencies will be listed.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed Consequential Amendments to other Acts as a result of the repeal of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) and the enactment of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA)

Consequential amendments are proposed to 25 regulations under various statutes. No changes to the scope of the application of the statute or regulation would result from most of these proposed consequential amendments, except as noted in the attached summary.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

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).
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Provisions on the Use of Physical Restraint under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Enhance current regulatory provisions on the use of physical restraint for all ministry service providers and foster parents and create new requirements related to debriefing, notification and documentation.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulations relating to requirements for the assessment of a person's home as a place of safety and family and community placements (kinship service)

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) which would include requirements for the assessment of a person's home as a place of safety and family and community placements (kinship service). 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.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

New and Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Intervals for Informing Children in Care of their Rights, and Complaints Procedures for Alleged Violation of these Rights under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Regulations in these areas will establish new provisions on the intervals to inform children in care of their rights (and other related information). Additionally, proposed changes will enhance provisions related to licensed residential service provider complaints procedures for the alleged violation of a child in care's rights.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

The Child Abuse Register and Child and Family Services Review Board Regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to prescribe matters relating to maintaining the Child Abuse Register, internal society complaints procedures, and reviews by the Child and Family Services Review Board (CFSRB). 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.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

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)
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Provisions Governing Secure De-escalation Rooms under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions governing secure de-escalation rooms under Part VII (Extraordinary Measures) of the CYFSA, sections 173 to 175.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Definitions - Regulatory Registry Consultation Document supporting the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

The proposed regulations are imported definitions from Regulation 70 under the Child and Family Service Act (CFSA).
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Determining whether a child is considered a First Nations, Inuk, or Métis child for the purposes of the Act

Regulations are proposed that would address the determination of whether a child is a First Nations, Inuk or Métis child for the purposes of the CYFSA.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Provisions Authorizing Select Uses of Mechanical Restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations authorizing select uses of mechanical restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Summary of New and Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Residential Licensing under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Regulations pursuant to Part IX: Residential Licensing of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) set out the requirements for licensees in a number of areas, such as emergency procedures, fire safety, staffing, and programming. In addition, these regulations set out procedural rules respecting appeals to the Licence Appeal Tribunal and the Child and Family Services Review Board, and the licensing application process.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulations to support transition from the Child and Family Services Act to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 respecting adoption

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the CYFSA respecting adoption service delivery. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current CFSA, and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulations to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) respecting child protection

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the CYFSA respecting child protection service delivery. 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.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Tire Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA)  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Effective Date:  April 9, 2018

Proposed amendments to matters included in existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)  (source: Environmental Registry)

If Bill 139 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent, the proposed regulatory changes would update tribunal references from "Ontario Municipal Board" to "Local Planning Appeal Tribunal", where applicable. They would also require explanations of how planning proposals conform with local planning documents; clarify requirements for municipal notices and make other technical changes.
Effective Date:  April 3, 2018

Regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017

Approved Regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017
Effective Date:  April 3, 2018

Proposed new regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)  (source: Environmental Registry)

If Bill 139 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent, the proposed transition regulation would set out rules for planning matters in process at the time of proclamation of the Bill 139 changes to the Planning Act and would provide certainty regarding the processing and decision-making on planning matters. Changes to the Planning Act through Bill 139 not addressed in the proposed transition regulation would apply immediately upon the coming into force of those changes.
Effective Date:  April 3, 2018

Food and Organic Waste Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/97 to prepare for the 2018 municipal election.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/97 under the Municipal Elections Act
Effective Date:  April 3, 2018

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
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Policy Proposal on Adjusting Certain Public Lands Act Administrative Fees  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 and creation of a new services documents regulation under the Toxics Reduction Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Effective Date:  April 23, 2018

Proposed regulation to prescribe the costs, expenses, losses and damages that a person responsible for causing a forest fire is liable for under the Forest Fires Prevention Act, 1990 and amendments to Part II Industrial Operations of Ontario Regulation 207/97: Outdoor Fires.

The proposed regulation would prescribe the types of costs, expenses, losses and damages that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) can recover from individuals or corporations responsible for causing forest fires. The proposal also includes two amendments to Part II - Industrial Operations of Ontario Regulation 207/97: Outdoor Fires.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Proposed Regulations under the Planning Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Effective Date:  April 11, 2018

Strengthening Ontario's Smoking and Vaping Laws: Proposed changes to regulations made under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015

This paper outlines the ministry's proposal to make changes to Ontario's smoking and vaping laws that would restrict where people can smoke medical marijuana and vape an e-cigarette, where e-cigarettes can be sold, and how e-cigarettes can be displayed and promoted.
Effective Date:  April 20, 2018