Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021
The Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021, a schedule to an omnibus bill entitled Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors, and Building More Beds Act, 2021, if passed, would govern the long-term care sector and repeal and replace the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007. The proposed legislation includes measures in three key areas: improving staffing and care, protecting residents through better accountability, enforcement and transparency, and building modern, safe, comfortable homes for our seniors.
Northern Services Boards Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.28 Amendment
Under Ontario's Open for Business initiative, an amendment to the Northern Services Boards Act (NSBA) is recommended to remove the requirement that notices of meetings and minutes be posted in six (6) conspicuous locations and only require posting in at least one physical location and, if available, require electronic positing of notices and meeting minutes by established Local Service Boards (LSBs).
Recovery of Minerals
We are proposing amendments to the Mining Act to support the recovery of minerals at current operating, closed or abandoned mine sites in Ontario through reprocessing of minerals, including critical minerals.
Proposal to amend the Public Lands Act to support red tape reduction
The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing to amend the Public Lands Act to reduce red-tape for clients in support of the Fall 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill. Changes to the Act will improve customer service and government efficiency, reduce unnecessary burdens and provide a greater ability to make public lands available for economic and resource-based development opportunities, particularly in the North.
Amendment of O. Regulation 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)
Ministry of Health proposing an amendment to name Ontario Health as a "Prescribed Person" (i.e. a Prescribed Registry) in respect of its planned operation of the Cardiac and Vascular Services Registry, replacing CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth currently identified in the regulation under its former name, "Cardiac Care Network".) Cardiac Care Network would be removed and Ontario Health would be designated as operator of the Cardiac and Vascular Services Registry.