Enabling Air Ambulance Mixed-Crew Configuration under O.Reg. 257/00 of the Ambulance Act, 1990
O. Reg. 257/00 prescribes qualifications for air & land ambulance service delivery, including standards for equipment, patient care, & composition of crews that respond to calls.
Currently only persons who meet qualifications of flight paramedic may provide patient care on an air ambulance. A flight paramedic shall have the qualifications of a paramedic.
Ministry proposes to amend regulation to allow air ambulance crews to include nurses, physicians, & respiratory therapists along with paramedics. Air ambulance service operators would have staffing flexibility required to perform increasing interfacility transfers while meeting growing demand for urgent air ambulance resources.
Proposed Minister's Regulations to help bring the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022 into effect.
If proclaimed, the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022 would provide new Minister's regulation making authorities. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing regulations under the Municipal Act (MA) and City of Toronto Act (COTA). The Act and proposed regulations would give the head of council (HOC) of Toronto and Ottawa more authority to move forward on shared provincial-municipal priorities.
Proposed Extension of Municipal Contributions Allocation Formula
Ontario Regulation 446/04 apportions the municipal share of Metrolinx's GO Transit's growth capital costs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) amongst the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel and York, and the Cities of Toronto and Hamilton. The apportionment formula in Ontario Regulation 446/04 is set to expire on December 31, 2022.
Accordingly, an amendment to this Regulation is proposed to extend the expiry date of the formula for another three years, until December 31, 2025
Annual municipal contributions towards GO rail and bus capital costs resulting from population growth support investments across GO's regional transit network and ensure continued service excellence.
Proposed Extension of Municipal GO Transit Development Charge By-Laws
The proposed Regulatory amendment, if approved, would extend the expiry date that enables the municipalities of Toronto, Hamilton and the Regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and York to impose development charge by-laws towards Metrolinx's GO Transit's growth capital costs to December 31, 2025.
Since 2001 the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) municipalities of Hamilton and the Regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and York have had development charge by-laws to support annual contributions towards GO rail and bus capital costs resulting from population growth. Funds collected under this regulation are remitted directly to Metrolinx.
Proposed amendments to wine standards rules contained in regulation under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999.
The ministry is looking for input to make the following changes to the current wine standards rules by adding the Pecorino grape variety to the list of authorized grapes used for wine produced in Ontario and eligible for approval by Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario, Ontario's Wine Appellation Authority and listing the Sémillon grape variety in the table of requirements in Appendix A under Ontario Regulation 406/00 and lower the minimum brix required from 18.0 º Brix to 17.0 º Brix.
Geologic Carbon Storage in Ontario
The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking feedback on a discussion paper exploring possible legislative changes to remove barriers to the storage of carbon dioxide, which would enable the creation of a regulatory framework to govern this and other new technologies.