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Amendments to Ontario Regulation 321/12: Extending term expirations for certain Journeyperson Candidate members of the Ontario College of Trades and holders of provisional Certificates of Qualifications from the Ontario College of Trades.

Amendment of O. Reg. 321/12 under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA) to extend upcoming term expirations by 120 days for certain Journeyperson Candidate members and holders of provisional Certificates of Qualifications (CofQ).
Effective Date:  April 21, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 620/05

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  November 24, 2020

Amendment to Reg 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 1, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 5, 2020

Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking

O. Reg. 506/18 was amended to delay the roll-out of the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) program requirements.
Effective Date:  June 12, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 31, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 604

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 31, 2020

OMAFRA Emergency Livestock Medicines Outlet Licence Extension under Livestock Medicines Act in the Context of COVID-19

For approximately 540 licensed Livestock Medicines Outlets (LMOs) current licences expire on July 31, 2020. To protect animal health and ensure uninterrupted licensing of LMOs while Ontario is dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, OMAFRA is amending Regulation 730 under the Livestock Medicines Act to extend the validity of the current Class 1 licence until July 31, 2021 at no cost to current licensees.
Effective Date:  May 14, 2020

Amendments to Regulatory Requirements for Child Protection, Adoption and Licensed Children's Residential Services in Response to COVID-19

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has amended Ontario Regulation 155/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 to support the delivery of child protection, adoption and licensed children's residential services during the COVID-19 outbreak, while continuing to protect the safety and well-being of children and young persons.
Effective Date:  May 8, 2020

Amendment to Regulation

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  April 16, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 601

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 863

Off Road Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  July 14, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 340

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  September 23, 2020

New Regulation 89/20

Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
Effective Date:  March 26, 2020

New Regulation Temporary Rules Governing Conduct Review Programs

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 18, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 621

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 1, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 863

Off-Road Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendments to Extend the Date for the Renewal of Licences Under Ontario's Financial Protection Programs

The COVID-19 pandemic caused several timing issues regarding deadlines, including for the renewal of licences for grain and beef cattle dealers, as well as grain elevator operators, issued under the ministry's Financial Protection Programs. Regulatory amendments are being proposed to extend the expiry date for licences issued under the programs by 90 days after the COVID-19 Emergency Order is lifted.
Effective Date:  May 14, 2020

Amending Regulation 863

Off-Road Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  December 11, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 1, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 473/07

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  November 27, 2020

Amendment to a Regulation under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to remove a project from a Schedule of Designated Housing Projects

In October 2020, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing approved the request and made O.Reg. 564/20 removing the housing project from O.Reg. 368/11.
Effective Date:  October 8, 2020

Designation of Public Service Agencies: O. Reg. 606/20 amending O. Reg. 398/93

Designation of six new agencies under the French Language Services Act and amendments to two existing designations.
Effective Date:  October 30, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 608

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 31, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 31, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  May 29, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  May 29, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  July 15, 2020

An amendment to O. Reg 323/07, Royalty on Diamonds, under the Mining Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.14, to provide the Minister with the discretion to assess interest or not for late payments

Under O. Reg 323/07, late payments of the diamond royalty are subject to interest payments and penalties. To accommodate hardships related to COVID-19 and to align with the relief period provided under the Mining Tax Act, amendments have been made to subsection 12(3) of O. Reg 323/07 that would allow the Minister the discretion to assess interest or not. This parallels the s. 12(1) discretion for penalties on late payments.
Effective Date:  April 29, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 734

Local Roads Boards Act
Effective Date:  December 8, 2020

Amending Regulation 628

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  December 10, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 415/10

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  December 15, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 479/18

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  November 27, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 950

Provincial Offences Act
Effective Date:  November 27, 2020

Protecting the Health and Safety of Users of the Ontario Food Terminal During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and at the request of the Ontario Food Terminal Board, the ministry has drafted two new regulations under the Ontario Food Terminal Act, R.S.O., 1990, titled "Manager's Protocol Respecting the Coronavirus (COVID-19)" and "Compliance with Manager's Protocol Respecting the Coronavirus (COVID-19)".
Effective Date:  June 12, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 611

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Termination of Amendments to Regulatory Requirements for Children's Aid Societies and Licensed Children's Residential Services in Response to COVID-19

Ontario Regulation 156/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 has been amended by terminating certain provisions introduced in response to the COVID-19 outbreak which permitted children's aid societies and licenced children's residential service providers to deviate from certain regulatory requirements.
Effective Date:  September 17, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 46/20

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  May 14, 2020

1. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT 2. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - CORPORATIONS ACT 3. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - CO-OPERATIVE CORPORATIONS ACT 4. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - CONDOMINIUM ACT, 1998

These regulations extend the "temporary suspension period" during which temporary legislative amendments under the Business Corporations Act, Corporations Act, Co-operative Corporations Act and Condominium Act, 1998 to enable corporations to call and hold virtual meetings, notwithstanding any restrictions are effective until May 31, 2021.
Effective Date:  October 1, 2020

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 421/12: Barber fee exemption under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009

Amendment of O. Reg. 421/12 under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 to extend the membership fee exemption for individuals who held a Barber Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) under previous apprenticeship and skilled trades legislation. The exemption will now expire on April 8, 2021.
Effective Date:  April 8, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  September 2, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 482/20

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  September 2, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 91/02

Civil Remedies Act
Effective Date:  November 27, 2020

Amendments to Regulatory Requirements for Child Protection, Adoption and Licensed Children's Residential Services in Response to COVID-19

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has amended Ontario Regulation 156/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 to support the delivery of child protection, adoption and licensed children's residential services during the COVID-19 outbreak, while continuing to protect the safety and well-being of children and young persons.
Effective Date:  May 8, 2020

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training)

Effective March 27, 2020, the validity period of Working at Heights training for workers who successfully completed an approved program between February 28, 2017 and August 31, 2017 has been temporarily extended. The validity period has been extended to four years from the current three.
Effective Date:  March 27, 2020

Amendments under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to extend Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19

Amendments under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to extend Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19.
Effective Date:  May 29, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 340

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendments to the Building Code (O. Reg. 332/12) - O. Reg. 209/20

Amendments to the Building Code (O. Reg. 332/12) - O. Reg. 209/20
Effective Date:  May 11, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 287/08

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  November 27, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 950

Provincial Offences Act
Effective Date:  November 27, 2020

Proclamation of most Business Corporations Act amendments made in the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020 (Bill 213)

Proclamation of most of the amendments made to the Business Corporations Act in the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020 (Bill 213) on July 5, 2021, including removing the Canadian director residency requirement and lowering the shareholder approval threshold in certain circumstances to increase flexibility.
Effective Date:  December 8, 2020

Amended regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

Ontario Regulation 137/15 under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 was amended multiple times between June and December 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These amendments guided the re-opening and safe operation of child care and early years programs after the mandated closure period that began in March 2020.
Effective Date:  June 11, 2020

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure).

Various amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to the electronic filing and electronic issuance of documents in civil actions in the Superior Court of Justice.
Effective Date:  March 23, 2020

Home and Community Care Virtual Visits

Amendment to the definition of a "visit" and "hour of service" in section 1 of Ontario Regulation 386/99 of the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994. The amendment aims to clarify that a visit and hour of service referred to in the Regulation may include virtual care using electronic means.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing-Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) has amended R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing-Marketing).
Effective Date:  February 5, 2020

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Various amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to Simplified Procedure actions and relating to garnishment court forms filed in the Superior Court of Justice.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Change in the calculation of the Ontario Electricity Rebate for Ontario Electricity Support Program Recipients

Amendments to O. Reg. 363/16 (General) and O. Reg. 364/16 (Invoicing Requirements) under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumer Act, 2016, were approved on February 14, 2020.
Effective Date:  February 14, 2020

Regulation 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to materials filed in motions for leave to appeal to the Divisional Court pursuant to rule 62.02.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 366/09

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 14, 2020

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure).

Amendments to Rule 12 (Class Proceedings and Other Representative Proceedings) of Regulation 194.
Effective Date:  October 1, 2020

Amendment of Regulation 615

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  August 21, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 615

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  August 28, 2020

Amended regulation under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

Ontario Regulation 137/15 under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 was amended to ensure that camps would be allowed to operate for more than the current 13 weeks in a year in the event that there is a strike or lock-out that impacts instruction for students in publicly funded schools.
Effective Date:  January 16, 2020

New regulation made under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 (CCA) - Prescribed Organization

The regulation allows Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to be prescribed for the purposes of subsection 40 (1) of the Connecting Care Act, 2019. Prescribing an organization in this fashion authorizes the detailed information gathering that is required to plan appropriately for potential transfers into Ontario Health (OH). The regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations on November 28, 2019 and will come into effect on January 1, 2020.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Designation of Public Service Agencies. O. Reg. 462/19 amending O. Reg. 398/93

Designation of two new agencies and amendment to the designation of two previously designated agencies.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Amendment to O. Reg. 950 under the Provincial Offences Act to create wording for the offence of interfering with highway fixtures.

The amendment creates wording for a new offence which sanctions any interference with highway fixtures such as traffic signs and other traffic control devices. The offence is found in Schedule 43 of the regulation.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 734

Local Roads Board Act
Effective Date:  February 20, 2020

Amendment to Reg 618/05

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  July 14, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  July 14, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  July 15, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  July 15, 2020

Amendment to Regulation to 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  July 15, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 424/20

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  July 23, 2020

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure).

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to administrative amendments.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2020

Amendment to Regulation to 620

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 22, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 804

Motorized Snow Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Delayed Commencement of the New Excess Soil Regulation and Exemption from Record of Site Condition for Temporary Hospitals and Residences  (source: Environmental Registry)

In response to impacts from COVID-19, we are delaying implementation of requirements under the new Excess Soil Regulation from July 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. We are also exempting municipalities and health care providers from filing a Record of Site Condition to develop a temporary health or residential facility for emergency situations.
Effective Date:  June 12, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 473

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 30, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 804

Motorized Snow Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 950

Proceedings Commenced by Certificate of Offence
Effective Date:  October 29, 2020

Amending Regulation 316

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 26, 2020

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 321/12: Further extending term expirations for Journeyperson Candidates under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009

Amendment of O. Reg. 321/12 under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 to extend upcoming term expirations by an additional 60 days for Journeyperson Candidates whose original extensions were originally scheduled to expire between March 18 and September 18, 2020, as well as those whose terms are scheduled to expire between September 18, and November 18, 2020.
Effective Date:  July 10, 2020

New Regulation EXTENDING TIME PERIODS IN ONTARIO REGULATIONS

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 18, 2020

New Regulation EXTENDING TERM OF VALIDITY OF MOTORIZED SNOW VEHICLE PERMITS

Motorized Snow Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  March 18, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 949

Provincial Offences Act
Effective Date:  August 21, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  September 2, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 340/94

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  October 1, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 628

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 176/09

Photo Card Act
Effective Date:  March 18, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 277

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 26, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 608

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  November 20, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 3, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 3, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 45/20

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 26, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 29, 2020

Amending Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  July 15, 2020

Termination of Amendments to Regulatory Requirements for Adoption Agencies to Transition the Sector Back to Regular Service

Ontario Regulation 155/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 has been amended by terminating provisions introduced in response to the COVID-19 outbreak which permitted adoption agencies to deviate from certain regulatory requirements.
Effective Date:  September 17, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  September 2, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 950

Provincial Offences Act
Effective Date:  November 27, 2020

Implementation of COVID-19 Recovery Rate for Regulated Price Plan and Time-of-Use Electricity Customers  (source: Environmental Registry)

On June 1, 2020, the government implemented a flat COVID-19 Recovery Rate of 12.8 ¢/kWh for all Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Time-of-Use (TOU) electricity customers. The government intends that RPP TOU customers will be charged this flat rate for all periods of the day, seven days a week, until October 31, 2020.
Effective Date:  June 8, 2020

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to electronic filing and issuance of documents in Superior Court of Justice civil actions and applications.
Effective Date:  August 5, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 381

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Reg 246/15

Highway 407 East Act, 2012
Effective Date:  March 24, 2020

Amendments to 2019 greenhouse gas emissions reporting requirements in response to the COVID-19 outbreak  (source: Environmental Registry)

We have made administrative amendments to O. Reg 390/18 in response to the challenges industry is facing during the COVID-19 outbreak, such as staffing shortages. The changes provide temporary relief by allowing for extensions to the 2019 greenhouse gas emissions reporting and verification deadlines.
Effective Date:  May 14, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 316/03

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  December 11, 2020

Amendment to The Highway Traffic Act

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  December 15, 2020

Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and at the request of the dairy industry, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has amended R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act.
Effective Date:  April 17, 2020

Extending Certificates and Licences under O. Reg. 267/03 of the Nutrient Management Act, 2002

Due to COVID related closure of examination centres for nutrient management certification and licensing, the expiry dates of the 4 certificates and 2 licences issued under O. Reg. 267/03 of the Nutrient Management Act that would have expired between April 14, 2020 and April 29, 2021 are extended. The new expiry date will be April 30, 2021. Applicants that have already passed an examination within the year prior to April 14 may use that passing grade to apply for renewal until April 30, 2021.
Effective Date:  April 14, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  July 15, 2020

Industrial Conservation Initiative Peak Hiatus

Ontario amended O. Reg. 429/04 to introduce an "ICI Peak Hiatus" in which electricity consumers participating in the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) do not need to take actions to avoid system peaks this year as economic recovery from COVID-19 progresses.
Effective Date:  June 30, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 175/15

Highway 407 East Act, 2012
Effective Date:  May 14, 2020

Amendment to O. Reg. 664/98 under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

Amend Ontario Regulation 664/98 under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to temporarily suspend commercial fish royalty payments charged to licensed commercial fishers for fish landed in the calendar year 2020.
Effective Date:  October 23, 2020

Amended regulation under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

Ontario Regulation 137/15 under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 was amended to support child care operators during the emergency closure period ordered under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and to support the operation of Emergency Child Care Centres in retaining qualified staff during this period.
Effective Date:  May 8, 2020

Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing), under the Milk Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has amended R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing), under the Milk Act. The amendments, which align with Canada's national dairy strategy, eliminate milk class 6 from the classification table within the regulation, and reclassify products and ingredients formerly under this class. Milk classification is based on end use. The amendments were made to comply with the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement.
Effective Date:  June 1, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 611

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  September 18, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  September 2, 2020

Proposed changes to licensing of low-risk research facilities culturing fish  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 664/98 to exempt low-risk research facilities culturing fish from requiring an aquaculture licence.
Effective Date:  December 8, 2020

Amendments to O. Reg 275/94 (General) made under the Nursing Act, 1991 made by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is proposing amendments that would allow individuals holding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree awarded by an approved publicly-funded college to apply to be a registered nurse in Ontario.
Effective Date:  December 11, 2020

Consultation on proposed Minister's Regulation under the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020.

The Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020 ["Act"] aims to better protect agri-food workers, farm animals, livestock transporters, and the province's food supply from risks caused by trespassers. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ["the Ministry"] would like to consult on a supporting Minister's Regulation required before the Act can be fully operational.
Effective Date:  December 5, 2020

Amending Electricity Bills to include a new on-bill message to enhance transparency for customers

This proposed regulatory amendment would amend Ontario Regulation 275/04 (Information on Invoices to Certain Classes of Consumers of Electricity) to include a new on-bill message referring consumers to the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines' website for information about rate mitigation programs.
Effective Date:  November 6, 2020

Proposal to extend the current moratorium on water bottling permits  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to extend the current moratorium on new or increased permits to take groundwater to produce bottled water for up to 6 months, April 1, 2021. This extension would give us time to thoroughly review and consider feedback received, and further engage on how we can implement our proposed enhancements to Ontario's water taking program
Effective Date:  September 30, 2020

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 272/14: Veal Cattle - Plan and O. Reg. 58/15: Veal Cattle - Marketing under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

At the request of Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO), and with the support of the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO), the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 272/14: Veal Cattle - Plan and O. Reg. 58/15: Veal Cattle - Marketing.
Effective Date:  December 9, 2020

Phase 1 Regulations (Incorporation and Advertising Terms) - Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020

The Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA, 2020) received Royal Assent on March 4, 2020. TRESA, 2020 amends the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002, the legislation that governs real estate brokerages, brokers and salespersons (registrants). The government is now beginning the process of consulting on the first phase of regulations required to bring these legislative changes into force.
Effective Date:  October 1, 2020

Repeal three spent regulations under the Northern Services Boards Act (NSBA)

We are proposing to repeal the following three spent regulations made to dissolve Local Services Boards (LSBs): 1. O. Reg 109/16 Order for Dissolution - Local Services Board of Missanabie 2. O. Reg 6/12 Order for Dissolution - Local Services Board of Savant Lake; and 3. O. Reg 278/10 Order for Dissolution - Local Services Board of Eva Marion Lake.
Effective Date:  October 14, 2020

O. Reg. 525/97 (Exemption from Approval (Official Plan Amendments))

O. Reg. 525/97 (Exemption from Approval (Official Plan Amendments))
Effective Date:  August 31, 2020

Discussion paper on modernizing hazardous waste reporting in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

We've prepared this discussion paper to provide Ontarians with an opportunity to participate early in the development process. The feedback we receive will be used to inform regulatory and program changes that support the modernization of digital reporting services delivered by the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority.
Effective Date:  September 18, 2020

Proposed implementation of Customer Choice for Regulated Price Plan Time-of-Use Customers  (source: Environmental Registry)

The government is proposing regulatory amendments to enable Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Time-of-Use (TOU) customers to choose between TOU and tiered rates as of November 1, 2020.
Effective Date:  August 20, 2020

Proposal to open fall wild turkey hunting seasons in Wildlife Management Units 72 and 95 beginning in 2020  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to open fall wild turkey hunting seasons in Wildlife Management Units 72 and 95 beginning in October 2020.
Effective Date:  September 17, 2020

College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO), College of Optometrists of Ontario (COO) and College of Chiropodists of Ontario (COCOO) Spousal Exception Regulations

The CDHO, the CCO and the COCOO are proposing regulations to permit their members to treat their spouses.
Effective Date:  October 8, 2020

Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Effective Date:  August 28, 2020

Proposal to establish a regulatory framework that enables virtual acts of commissioning

The Ministry of the Attorney General is proposing to introduce a new regulation under the Commissioner for Taking Affidavits Act that would allow acts of commissioning to be conducted virtually.
Effective Date:  August 1, 2020

School Zones Time of Day reduced Speed Limit Signs amendment to HTA Regulation 615, Signs

The government is proposing a regulatory amendment to Highway Traffic Act, O. Reg. 615, Signs to improve traffic control and enforceability of speeding infractions on municipal roads. The proposed amendments address a request by municipalities to include new signs in regulation to enable the enforcement of speeding offences in school zones with a reduced speed limit.
Effective Date:  August 28, 2020

Proposed changes to the AgriInsurance Program - Contract of Insurance and Appeals

The ministry is proposing amendments to regulations under the Agricultural Products Insurance Act, 1996 (APIA) to improve the client experience, reduce paperwork burden and improve fairness of the appeals process for the 14,000 AgriInsurance customers. Specifically, amendments are being proposed that, if approved, would enable AgriCorp to reduce the amount of paperwork farmers must review or complete, and ensure that farmers enrolled in the program have adequate time to prepare and file appeals.
Effective Date:  October 19, 2020

Amendment of Regulation O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) to Enable Proclamation of Part V.1 of PHIPA

The Ministry of Health is proceeding with posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA for public consultation in the period May 26 to July 10, 2020. The proposed amendments to O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under PHIPA (the PHIPA Regulation) fall under two categories and would allow amendments to existing regulation and create the regulatory provisions to enable PHIPA Part V.1 to be proclaimed in force.
Effective Date:  October 1, 2020

Amendment of Regulation O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation for public consultation from June 19 to July 4, 2020 for a 14-day consultation period as permitted under PHIPA ss 74(4). The proposed amendment to O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under PHIPA would allow ICES and Ontario Health to disclose personal health information to the MOH at the request of the Minister of Health. This information is needed to enable the Health Data Platform, announced by the government on April 12, 2020.
Effective Date:  July 30, 2020

Regulation 569 (Reports) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7.

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 569 (Reports) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). The Ministry of Health is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments.
Effective Date:  June 26, 2020

Proposed amendments to Regulation 552 (General) under the Health Insurance Act, the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services ("SOB-LS") under Regulation 552 and Regulation 682 (Laboratories) under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act.

The Ministry of Health ("ministry") is proposing amendments to Regulation 682 (Laboratories), Regulation 552 (General) and the SOB-LS under Regulation 552, to support implementation of Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) as new screening tests under the Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) program.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2020

Suspension of Time-Of-Use (TOU) Electricity Rates during COVID-19 Outbreak

On March 24, 2020, the government set electricity prices for Time-Of-Use (TOU) customers at the off-peak TOU electricity rate of 10.1 cents per kilowatt hour for all periods of the day, seven days a week, until May 7, 2020. On May 6, 2020, the government announced an extension to the TOU off-peak rate. The intention is to extend the TOU off-peak rate until May 31, 2020.
Effective Date:  March 24, 2020

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 244/97 and the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Provincial Standards under the Aggregate Resources Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

Changes are being proposed to Ontario Regulation 244/97 and the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Provincial Standards under the Aggregate Resources Act.
Effective Date:  September 1, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Relief from Trillium Drug Program Deductible

To help alleviate the cost impact to Trillium Drug Program (TDP) households as a result of loss of income, the Ministry of Health is proposing to extend the in-year deductible reassessment to include significant income changes that occur in the latter half of the TDP benefit year. This would allow households to use their 2020 income information for the determination of their deductible in the current 2019/20 benefit year (from May 1st until July 31st, 2020).
Effective Date:  May 13, 2020

Regulations under the Planning Act Regarding Municipal Empowerment - North

Regulations under the Planning Act Regarding Municipal Empowerment
Effective Date:  September 28, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Matters Pertaining to Community Benefits Authority Under the Planning Act, the Development Charges Act, and the Building Code Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposed Regulatory Matters Pertaining to Community Benefits Authority Under the Planning Act, the Development Charges Act, and the Building Code Act
Effective Date:  September 18, 2020

Transitioning to the Ontario Energy Board's new governance structure

This proposed regulation would amend Ontario Regulation 328/03 (general regulation) and address a number of transitional matters as the OEB moves to a new governance structure
Effective Date:  October 1, 2020

Amendments to Turkey Levies Regulation: Ontario Regulation 68/98: LEVIES OR CHARGES - TURKEY of the Commodity Board and Marketing Agencies Act (CBMAA)

Amend regulation to: 1. Allow for a temporary 1.25 cent/kg turkey marketing levy on both turkey producers and processors so they may jointly fund a national marketing program. 2. Align the prescribed maximum levy amount with the current amount collected from turkey producers to fund a national agency 3. Change "Ontario Turkey Producers' Marketing Board" to "Turkey Farmers of Ontario".
Effective Date:  December 1, 2020

Proposed regulation made under Ontario Regulation 332/12 (Building Code) made under the Building Code Act, 1992  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposed regulation made under Ontario Regulation 332/12 (Building Code) made under the Building Code Act, 1992
Effective Date:  December 16, 2020

Aligning Ontario's rules for determining brand reference prices with the national approach

The Ministry of Health (ministry) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) that, if approved, would align Ontario's rules for determining brand reference prices with the national approach used by the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA).
Effective Date:  April 1, 2020

Proposed amendments to the effective date of changes to allow Private Label Products to be funded under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program and Designated as Interchangeable Products on the ODB Formulary

The Ministry of Health (ministry) is proposing to change the effective date of the regulatory amendments made to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and Regulation 935 under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act (DIDFA) that would allow private label products (PLPs) to be designated as listed drug products under the ODBA and as interchangeable products under DIDFA (the "PLP changes"), from July 1, 2020 to April 1, 2020.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2020

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017; Ontario Regulation 268/18

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 268/18 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 relating to the sale, display and promotion of vapour products. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed regulatory amendments.
Effective Date:  May 4, 2020

Proposed regulations for how the Environmental Assessment process will apply to four priority transit projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulations to modify the existing environmental assessment process for four priority transit projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The regulations will help get transit constructed quickly, economically and transparently while maintaining environmental oversight.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2020

Interim Enhancements to the (Tarion) Customer Service Standard

Effective September 14, 2020, homeowners will benefit from new interim changes to Tarion's Customer Service Standards to better protect homeowners by introducing grace periods for homeowner timelines, making it easier to submit additional claims and having urgent items addressed sooner.
Effective Date:  September 14, 2020

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's Regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) is proposing amendments to the following regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015: Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General)
Effective Date:  July 2, 2020

Proposed revisions to the Forest Manuals regulated under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to revise the Forest Management Planning Manual (FMPM), Forest Information Manual (FIM), Forest Operations and Silviculture Manual (FOSM) and Scaling Manual (SM). The changes would modernize and streamline requirements, and reduce workload, time and costs in the preparation and implementation of Forest Management Plans.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2020

Proposed amendments to Regulation 334 (General) under the Environmental Assessment Act to remove regulatory duplication of forest management requirements in Ontario.  (source: Environmental Registry)

See Environmental Registry Proposal Notice (#019-0961)
Effective Date:  July 1, 2020

Proposed revisions to Ontario's Independent Forest Audit Regulation under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry is proposing changes to Ontario Regulation 160/04, Independent Forest Audits to provide flexibility for selecting and scheduling management units for audit.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2020

Proposal to amend O.Reg. 509/18 (Energy and Water Efficiency - Appliances and Products) under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("Efficiency Regulation")  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposal, if approved, would increase minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and harmonize Ontario's efficiency standards for nine products with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and increase MEPS for one product to align with Ontario Building Code (OBC) minimum requirements.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2020

Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 454/96 (Construction)  (source: Environmental Registry)

Amend Ontario Regulation 454/96 (Construction). If passed, this amendment would establish eligibility criteria, standards and requirements that dam owners must satisfy to be relieved from the requirement to obtain approval under section 16 of the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act, for certain low risk alterations, improvements and repairs to existing wetland conservation dams.
Effective Date:  February 28, 2020

Harmonizing greenhouse gas reporting requirements to reduce burden  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes to Ontario's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reporting program to harmonize with the federal regulatory requirements. The amendments will reduce unnecessary costs and regulatory burden for reporters.
Effective Date:  February 11, 2020

Regulations under the Planning Act Regarding Municipal Empowerment - Northern

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend regulations under the Planning Act to empower certain municipalities in relation to two areas of land use planning authority
Effective Date:  July 1, 2020

Reducing Administrative Burden to Drug Manufacturers and Pharmacies

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is proposing amendments to the regulations under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act (DIDFA), which if approved, reduce technical requirements, address discrepancies and misalignments with industry standards and polices in other provinces and territories (P/Ts) and modernize existing processes for Ontario pharmacies.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Amendments to the Wells Regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are seeking public input on proposed changes to the Wells Regulation (R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 903 made under the Ontario Water Resources Act) to reduce administrative burden on the well construction industry, while maintaining protections for the environment, human health and safety, and consumers.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Amendments to Regulation 50/16 under the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015

Proposed amendments to the regulation related to the requirement of food service premises with 20 or more locations in Ontario to post calories on menus.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 136/18 (Personal Service Settings) made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 136/18 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Proposed amendments to the Food Premises Regulation 493/17 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

The following summary outlines two (2) proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 493/17 (Food Premises) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The ministry is proposing an exemption to permit dogs in outdoor eating areas of food premises and under certain conditions, to allow dogs in areas of food premises where only pre-packaged and/or low risk food is displayed, served or sold to give Ontarians a choice to enjoy food as a social activity with their pet dogs.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Proposed amendments to the Food Premises Regulation 493/17 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

The following summary outlines a proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 493/17 (Food Premises) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The ministry is proposing to exempt food premises that serve low risk foods, which may include community feeding organizations and other entities serving those in need, from certain structural and equipment requirements, and from having a trained food handler on site.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Revocation of Ontario Regulation 323/94 (Dry Cleaners) under the Environmental Protection Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to revoke Ontario Regulation 323/94 (Dry Cleaners) under the Environmental Protection Act. This will reduce burden and costs to small businesses in Ontario, while ensuring strong environmental protections
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

The performance of the controlled act of psychotherapy by occupational therapists

The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is proposing a new regulation to outline the requirements that must be met for occupational therapists to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Transforming and modernizing the delivery of Ontario's Building Code services  (source: Environmental Registry)

The government is proposing an administrative authority to transform the delivery of a suite of new and enhanced services to support the Building sector. Transformation will help streamline customer service and approval processes, promote a consistent approach to using the Building Code, and promote public safety for all people across Ontario.
Effective Date:  March 13, 2020

Amendment to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 396 (Broiler Hatching Eggs and Chicks-Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

At the request of the Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing an amendment under R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 396: Broiler Hatching Eggs and Chicks- Marketing to establish an industry advisory committee.
Effective Date:  March 10, 2020

Proposed amendment to Regulation 552 (General) under the Health Insurance Act and the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services under Reg. 552.

The Ministry of Health (Ministry) is proposing to: a) Amend Reg. 552 (General) under the Health Insurance Act; and b) Amend the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services (SOB-LS) effective January 1, 2020. In the updated SOB-LS, the Ministry is proposing housekeeping and technical amendments.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Proposed changes to Ontario's Financial Protection Programs

As part of a broader effort to update and ensure the sustainability of the financial protection programs for the grains and livestock sectors, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking input on proposals for possible changes to the programs, which govern the buying and selling of beef cattle and grains and oilseeds in Ontario.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Regulation 461/96 (Court Proceedings For Automobile Accidents That Occur On Or After November 1, 1996) - Consequential Amendments to Vicarious Liability Limit.

The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on proposed amendments to Regulation 461/96 (Court Proceedings For Automobile Accidents That Occur On Or After November 1, 1996) made under the Insurance Act. Proposed consequential amendments would align with June 2019 Insurance Act amendments.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Amendments to Various Regulations to Support the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act

The Ministry of Health is proposing regulation amendments to O. Reg. 107/96 (Controlled Acts) made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and Regulation 543 (X-Ray Safety Code) under the Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act, 1990 and is also proposing a regulation revoking O. Reg. 226/03 made under Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act (MRITA). These changes will align the regulations with the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act (MRITA) once it is proclaimed.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Proposed changes to moose management as part of the Moose Management Review  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes to improve how moose are managed, how moose tag quotas are developed, and how tags are distributed to provincially licensed moose hunters
Effective Date:  April 1, 2020

Proposed new regulation pertaining to the community benefits authority under the Planning Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

A proposal to make a new regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe matters related to the community benefits authority and make a consequential amendment to an existing regulation under the Act.
Effective Date:  September 18, 2020

Proposed changes to O. Reg. 82/98 under the Development Charges Act related to Schedule 3 of Bill 108 - More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019  (source: Environmental Registry)

A proposal to make changes to O. Reg. 82/98, under the Development Charge Act, 1997 related to Schedule 3 of the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019.
Effective Date:  September 18, 2020

Removing acetone reporting requirements  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to end reporting on acetone for the 2019 reporting year and onwards by: 1. eliminating Ontario Regulation 127/01 - Airborne Contaminant Discharge Monitoring and Reporting made under the Environmental Protection Act, 1990, and 2. amending Ontario Regulation 455/09 made under the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Regulations for Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and Batteries under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)

We finalized the regulation that will make battery producers environmentally accountable and financially responsible for collecting and managing their products at end-of-life in February 2020. The regulation for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) was finalized in September 2020.
Effective Date:  September 21, 2020

Proposed amendments to Regulation 552 (General) under the Health Insurance Act, the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services (SOB-LS) under Regulation 552 and Regulation 682 (Laboratories) under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (ministry) is proposing amendments to Regulation 682 (Laboratories), Regulation 552 (General) and the SOB-LS under Regulation 552 to support implementation of Permanent Hearing Loss Risk as a new screening test under the Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) program.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2020

Proposal to reduce the minimum distance requirement for placement of bait from rights of way and trails for black bear hunting  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing to reduce the minimum distance requirement for placement of bait from rights of way for public vehicular traffic and marked and maintained recreational trails for black bear hunting from 200 metres to 30 metres.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2020

Amend the Highway Traffic Act Regulation 615, Signs, to Include New Signs for Traffic Control Purposes

The government is proposing a regulatory amendment to Highway Traffic Act, O. Reg. 615, Signs to improve traffic control and enforceability. The proposed amendments address a request by municipalities to include two new signs in regulation to assist in traffic control and enforcement efforts.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Establishing Efficient Pharmacy Reimbursement Policies

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing amendments to the regulation under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act that, if approved, would change pharmacy reimbursement rules related to drug markup and professional services provided to residents of Long-Term Care Homes to establish a smarter, more efficient and fiscally responsible system to deliver publicly-funded health benefits.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Proposal in support of the province's review of the Far North Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

In support of the province's review of the Far North Act announced in the Fall Economic Statement, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has been reviewing the Far North Act with a view to reducing red tape and restrictions on important economic development projects in the Far North including the Ring of Fire, all-season roads and electrical transmission projects for communities. As a result of the review, the Ministry is proposing to repeal the Far North Act.
Effective Date:  November 30, 2020

Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing an amendment to Regulation 552 of the Health Insurance Act to end the Out-of-Country Travellers Program. In addition, amendments are being proposed to remove all references to osteopathy that are found under the regulation because osteopathy has not been recognized as a regulated health profession since 2004.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Undue Hardship Clause in the Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians regulation (O.Reg.570/05)

Proposal to amend the Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians regulation (O.Reg.570/05) of the Electricity Act, 1998.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Regulation

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 268/18 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017). The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Proposal to establish a hunting season for double-crested cormorants in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to list the double-crested cormorant as a game bird, create a hunting season in Ontario for population management and make related changes. This proposal would be implemented through a series of regulatory and legislative amendments.
Effective Date:  September 15, 2020

Proposed Changes Affecting the Protection of Workers from Exposures to Hazardous Biological or Chemical Agents

The Ministry of Labour is consulting on a number of proposals affecting the protection of workers from exposures to hazardous substances.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2020

Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 533: Gas Card Modernization

The Ministry of Finance invites your comments on proposed amendments to Regulation 533. Based on input that the Province received during an engagement process in fall 2016, the government is proposing to simplify the process for First Nation individuals and bands to purchase tax-exempt gasoline on-reserve.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Privacy Breach Notification Requirements to the Minister and the Information Privacy Commissioner (IPC) under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Part X of the CYFSA establishes requirements for service providers to notify if personal information (PI) collected for the purpose of providing a service in their custody or control is lost or stolen or if used or disclosed without authority (privacy breach). The proposed regulation prescribes additional requirements for how the Minister and IPC are notified in the case of a privacy breach.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Service Provider Use of Personal Information for Research Purposes under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for service providers to use personal information (PI) for research in order improve outcomes and experiences for children, youth and families. The proposed regulation outlines the requirements and obligations for service providers to follow to ensure that research is conducted ethically, privacy is protected, conflicts of interests are avoided, and community interests are represented.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Disclosure of Personal Information to Prescribed Entities under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for service providers and the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information for specific purposes including planning and service management. Service providers and the ministry will be able to share personal information for these purposes with entities prescribed in this regulation.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Prescribed Entity and Non-Prescribed Entity/Person Use of Personal Information for Research Purposes under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information for specific purposes including planning, service management, and research. Service providers will be able to share personal information (PI) for these purposes with entities prescribed in regulation and non-prescribed entities/persons (Non-PEs) (i.e. First Nations, Inuit or Métis entities/persons). The proposed regulation outlines additional purposes for which PI can be shared with PEs and Non-PEs.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Prescribing a Body for Purposes of Capacity and Substitute Decision-Making Reviews under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Under Part X of the CYFSA, consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information (PI) is based on capacity of an individual. The proposed regulation will name the Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) as the body prescribed to conduct reviews related to determinations of incapacity and substitute decision-making under Part X. The CCB is an independent provincial tribunal, whose mission is the fair and accessible adjudication of consent and capacity issues.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Ministry Use of Personal Information for Research Purposes under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use, and disclose personal information for specific purposes including planning, service management, and research. The proposed regulation will prescribe requirements and restrictions on using Personal Information (PI) to conduct research.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Prescribed Reporting to the Information and Privacy Commissioner under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Part X of the CYFSA establishes rights for children, youth and families to have an oversight body (i.e. the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC)) to turn to if their personal information (PI) has been improperly shared or if requests to access or correct their PI held by service providers have been denied. The proposed regulation specifies what information service providers must provide to the IPC.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Disclosure for Planning and Managing Services - Requirements for Non-Prescribed Entities or Persons on the Use, Security, Disclosure, Return or Disposal of Information under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information (PI) for specific purposes (e.g. planning and research). The Act also establishes authorities for service providers to disclose PI to non-prescribed entities or persons (Non-PEs) subject to certain requirements and restrictions for the purpose of planning and managing services. The proposed regulation further outlines requirements and restrictions related to these authorities.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Prescribing Requirements/Restrictions the Prescribed Body Must Comply with in Conducting Reviews Related to Determinations of Incapacity and Substitute Decision-Making under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Under Part X, consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information (PI) is based on capacity. The Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) is the proposed body to conduct reviews related to determinations of incapacity and substitute decision-making. The proposed regulation sets out the requirements and restrictions for the CCB's procedures in conducting reviews. The procedures will refer to existing procedures CCB operates under in the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA) sections 73-79.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Record Retention, Transfer and Disposal Requirements under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Under Part X of the CYFSA, service providers are required to take steps to protect records of personal information (PI) that are in their custody or control by retaining, transferring and disposing of them of in a secure manner. The proposed regulation outlines record retention and disposal requirements that will reflect the needs of a diverse child and youth sector and its records while providing general key minimum standards for secure recordkeeping.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Exceptions to Disclosure of Personal Information for Planning and Managing Services under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Part X establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information (PI) for specific purposes including system planning, management and research. Part X allows sharing of PI for these purposes with prescribed entities (PEs) and non-prescribed entities/persons (Non-PEs) (i.e. First Nations, Inuit or Métis entities/persons) in regulation. The proposed regulation names specific PI that is not authorized for disclosure to PEs or Non-PEs (e.g. counselling records).
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Privacy Breach Notification Requirements to an Individual under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

Part X of the CYFSA establishes requirements for service providers to notify the individual if personal information (PI) collected for the purpose of providing a service in their custody or control is lost or stolen or if used or disclosed without authority (privacy breach). The proposed regulation prescribes additional requirements for how individuals are notified in the case of a privacy breach.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Low Carbon Transportation Fuels in Ontario: Amendments to Ethanol in Gasoline (O. Reg. 535/05) and Greener Diesel - Renewable Fuel Content Requirements for Petroleum Diesel Fuel (O. Reg. 97/14) Regulations  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry is proposing to amend the Ethanol in Gasoline and Greener Diesel regulations to create an incentive for emerging renewable fuel technologies, require gasoline suppliers to maintain an average of at least 10% ethanol in regular grade gasoline (88 octane or less), by volume per calendar year and require ethanol used for compliance to emit significantly fewer (e.g. 35%) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a lifecycle basis than petroleum gasoline starting in 2020.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

College of Midwives of Ontario

Proposed Quality Assurance Regulation (to replace the General Regulation, O. Reg. 335/12) Under the Midwifery Act, 1991
Effective Date:  November 27, 2020

Proposal for a Fish Food Safety Regulation under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposes to replace, subject to the approval of the Legislature, Ontario's Fish Inspection Act and Ontario Regulation 456 - Quality Control with a new regulation under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001. The proposed changes would enhance food safety and result in a modern, outcome-based regulation to support the growth and competitiveness of the province's non-federally registered fish processors.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

Proposed Spousal Exemption Regulation
Effective Date:  October 8, 2020

College of Chiropodists of Ontario

Amending O. Reg. 203/94 (General) under the Chiropody Act, 1991 to add a new part to the regulation: Spousal Patient Exemption to the Sexual Abuse Provisions of the Code
Effective Date:  October 8, 2020

College of Optometrists of Ontario

Proposed Regulation- Spousal Exception made under the Optometry Act, 1991.
Effective Date:  October 8, 2020