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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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 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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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