Approved Regulatory Proposals

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Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed Limits
Effective Date:  April 21, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed limits
Effective Date:  April 21, 2022

New Ontario Regulation

Street Car Cameras
Effective Date:  April 19, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 277/99

RED LIGHT CAMERA SYSTEM EVIDENCE
Effective Date:  April 13, 2022

2022-2023 Grants for Student Needs and Calculation of Fees for Pupils and Amendments to Related Regulations

The Grants for Student Needs Regulation (GSN) is a collection of grants which determines the funding allocation for publicly-funded school boards (72 district school boards and 10 school authorities) in Ontario. The Calculation of Fees for Pupils Regulation specifies the tuition fee amounts that may be charged by publicly-funded school boards for the school year.
Effective Date:  April 19, 2022

New Ontario Regulation

Pilot Project - Large Quadricycles
Effective Date:  April 21, 2022

Supporting Residential Roof-Top Solar and other renewable resources by clarifying eligibility of third-party leasing and financing net metering arrangements  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is supporting adoption of rooftop solar and other renewable energy resources by making it easier for customers to participate in net metering. Reducing barriers to net metering cuts red tape by giving customers more options and tools they can use to manage their electricity costs and achieve their sustainability goals.
Effective Date:  April 14, 2022

New Ontario Regulation

General
Effective Date:  April 21, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed limits
Effective Date:  April 21, 2022

Amendments to O. Reg. 193/10 (Restricted Purpose Revenues)

Amendments were made to the Restricted Purpose Revenues Regulation to ensure alignment with the 2022-23 Grants for Student Needs (GSN) Regulation.
Effective Date:  April 19, 2022

New Ontario Regulation

ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES FOR CONTRAVENTIONS DETECTED USING CAMERA SYSTEMS
Effective Date:  April 19, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 612

school buses
Effective Date:  April 1, 2022

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

Amendments to Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure) regarding the deadlines for parties to submit their confirmation of motion and confirmation of application forms (Forms 37B and 38B), as well as the deadline to upload materials to CaseLines.
Effective Date:  April 23, 2022

Amendments to O. Reg. 101/97 and O. Reg. 304/13 under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and prescribed forms for municipal elections

Amendments to O. Reg. 101/97 and O. Reg. 304/13 under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and prescribed forms for municipal elections
Effective Date:  April 1, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 950

PROCEEDINGS COMMENCED BY CERTIFICATE OF OFFENCE
Effective Date:  April 1, 2022

Regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 1094 under the Vital Statistics Act

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services amended Regulation 1094 of the Vital Statistics Act to support the implementation of a pilot for an Electronic Death Registration system (EDR) in Ontario, scheduled to be launched by ServiceOntario in spring 2022.
Effective Date:  April 29, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed Limits
Effective Date:  April 21, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 950

PROCEEDINGS COMMENCED BY CERTIFICATE OF OFFENCE
Effective Date:  April 1, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 287/08

Conduct Review Programs
Effective Date:  April 1, 2022

Amendments to the blue box regulation

We amended the Blue Box Regulation to clarify the process and ensure a smooth transition to producer responsibility.
Effective Date:  April 14, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed limits
Effective Date:  April 21, 2022

Proposed Planning Act changes (the proposed More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022)

Proposed Planning Act changes (the proposed More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022)
Effective Date:  April 14, 2022

Proposed Development Charges Act changes (the proposed More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022)

Proposed Development Charges Act changes (the proposed More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022)
Effective Date:  April 14, 2022

Proposed legislative amendment to the Personal Health Information and Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) - Prescribed Electronic Formats, included in the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed legislative update to PHIPA as part of the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022 to grant Ontario Health the authority to set the electronic format of access to personal health information (PHI). Through this proposed legislation, patients and health information custodians, including those in Ontario Health Teams, will also have clear expectations on how they can receive or provide PHI in an electronic format in an access request.
Effective Date:  April 14, 2022

Proposed legislative update to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) - Registration Barriers for Regulated Health Professionals to be included in the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022

The proposed legislation would amend the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 to reduce barriers to registration with Ontario's health regulatory colleges by: 1. Prohibiting requiring Canadian work experience, subject to exemptions. 2. Streamlining language proficiency testing requirements 3. Enabling the Minister of Health to prescribe time limits for registration decisions. 4. Requiring health regulatory colleges to have an emergency class of certificates of registration.
Effective Date:  April 14, 2022

Proposed legislative amendments to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act, included in Bill 106, Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022.

OMAFRA is proposing amendments to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act to help ensure Ontarians can access a stable supply of the safe, high-quality and nutritious food. The proposed legislation would build on other actions that have supported the province's crucial food supply throughout the pandemic.
Effective Date:  April 14, 2022

Proposed legislative update to the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) - Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) - Enhancing Data Sharing to be included in the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022

OHTs bring together health service providers to deliver comprehensive, coordinated care to a defined population and have contributed significantly to the province's pandemic response. The proposed amendments to PHIPA would improve the sharing of personal health information within OHTs. This would assist OHTs in responding to evolving pandemic needs, better understanding the patients and communities they serve, and designing and delivering integrated, coordinated care.
Effective Date:  April 14, 2022

Proposed legislative amendments to the Ontario Food Terminal Act, included in Bill 106, Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022.

OMAFRA is proposing amendments to the Ontario Food Terminal Act to help ensure Ontarians can access a stable supply of the safe, high-quality and nutritious food. The proposed legislation would build on other actions that have supported the province's crucial food supply throughout the pandemic
Effective Date:  April 14, 2022

Proposed regulatory amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 417: Greenhouse Vegetables - Marketing

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing an amendment to Regulation 417: Greenhouse Vegetables - Marketing under the Farm Products Marketing Act to delegate authority to issue classes of licences and authorize the board to include different terms and conditions on each class of licence.
Effective Date:  April 29, 2022

Implementation Pause of Excess Soil Requirements in Effect January 1, 2022  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is proposing to temporarily pause the implementation of provisions in the Excess Soil Regulation that came into effect January 1, 2022 until January 1, 2023. The proposed pause would provide more time for gradual implementation and better understanding of the regulation.
Effective Date:  April 20, 2022

Proposed legislative amendments to the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 under the Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022

The Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022, if passed, would amend the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 ("the Act"). The proposed legislative amendments to the Act would, among other things, help improve the processes and requirements related to determining the location of underground infrastructure, enabling construction activities in the province to be completed faster and more efficiently, without compromising safety. Proposed amendments to the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021 under the Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022 are being posted on the regulatory registry separately.
Effective Date:  April 14, 2022

Proposed legislative amendments to the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021 included in the Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022

The Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022, if passed, would amend the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021 (BBFA). The proposed legislative amendments to the BBFA include new and additional requirements related to designated broadband projects and consequential amendments to align the BBFA with other legislation and regulations. Proposed amendments to the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 included in the Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022 are being posted on the regulatory registry separately.
Effective Date:  April 14, 2022

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 509/20 under the Planning Act in support of the proposed More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022

Amendments to O. Reg. 509/20 under the Planning Act in support of the proposed More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022
Effective Date:  April 27, 2022

Extension of Temporary Regulation which establishes subsections 18(11) and (12) of O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)

MOH is posting a notice of a proposed extension to temporary regulation amending O.Reg. 329/04 set to expire July 30, 22 per s.74(10) of Personal Health Information Protection Act for 60-day public consultation from Feb 5/22 to April 6/22. This would continue to require Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Ontario Health to disclose personal health information to MOH at request of the Minister of Health.
Effective Date:  April 22, 2022

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 82/98 under the Development Charges Act, 1997 in support of the proposed More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 82/98 under the Development Charges Act, 1997 in support of the proposed More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022
Effective Date:  April 27, 2022

Proposed Regulations to enable individual access to personal health information held in the provincial Electronic Health Record (EHR) through Ontario Health (OH)

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of proposed amending regulations under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 and the Connecting Care Act, 2019 for public consultation. The proposed regulations aim to generally require OH to process individual access requests the EHR, delineate Ontario Health's responsibilities when responding to access requests to EHR data, and require data contributions by public hospitals to the EHR as specified by OH. The public is invited to provide comments over a 45-day period, from February 5, 2022 to March 22, 2022.
Effective Date:  April 20, 2022

Proposed regulatory changes under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act for the harvest of Crown forest resources for personal use  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry is proposing a new approach that will make the approval process easier for individuals to harvest Crown forest resources for certain personal (non-commercial) use (e.g. collection of firewood, Christmas trees, tree branches for decorative uses).
Effective Date:  April 19, 2022

Tying the Distribution Rate Protection Cap to Inflation

This proposed regulatory amendment would amend Ontario Regulation 198 17 (Distribution Rate-Protected Residential Consumers) to tie the DRP cap to inflation.
Effective Date:  April 5, 2022

Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021; Phase 1 Regulations

The Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors, and Building More Beds Act, 2021, received Royal Assent on December 9, 2021. Upon proclamation, the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021 will go into effect to govern the long-term care sector and the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 will be repealed. The new legislation includes measures in three key areas: improving staffing and care, protecting residents through better accountability, enforcement and transparency, and building modern, safe, comfortable ho
Effective Date:  April 11, 2022

Enabling the enforceability of the Building Broadband Faster Act Guideline

The Government of Ontario is committed to expediting the delivery of broadband projects to ensure every household and business in the province has access to high-speed internet by the end of 2025. The Ministry of Energy is proposing a regulatory framework to help ensure that electricity system assets can be used to achieve this goal.
Effective Date:  April 17, 2022

Replacing Regulation 872: Conduct of Business of the Ontario Food Terminal Act

The Ontario Food Terminal Board is proposing to replace Regulation 872 of the Ontario Food Terminal Act (OFTA) with two new regulations to support improvements in the governance and operations of the Ontario Food Terminal, including allowing the General Manager to create protocols related to health and safety at the Terminal.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2022