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.
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.
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.
Amendments to the Wells Regulation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Removing acetone reporting requirements
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.