There is no minimum standard of training required under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997. The proposed regulation would introduce mandatory minimum certification standards for firefighters, who would be required to obtain certification to align with fire protection services performed. This would ensure firefighters have baseline training according to the level of service set by municipal council or territory without municipal organization, supporting firefighter and public safety.
Regulatory and policy proposals (Phase 2) under the Conservation Authorities Act
Ontario is making regulatory and policy proposals under the Conservation Authorities Act to improve conservation authority (CA) governance, oversight, and accountability. The proposals include regulations about municipal levies, the CA budget process and a list of classes of programs and services for which CAs can charge a fee.
Proposal to update reference to Engineers in Regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
On December 2, 2021 the Bill 13, Supporting People and Businesses Act, 2021 amended the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to introduce a new definition for "engineer" that will take effect upon a date to be proclaimed.
The Ministry is proposing to update all references to "professional engineer" in the regulations made under OHSA and replace them with "engineer" to reflect the new definition in OHSA.
Prescribed electronic format to enable digital access to personal health information
The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA for public consultation in the period October 16 to December 15, 2021.
The regulation will prescribe electronic formats and exemptions to enable digital access to personal health information following an access request by patients and/or caregivers.
The public is invited to provide written comments on the proposed regulation over a 60-day period, commencing on October 16, 2021 and ending on December 15, 2021.
Proposed regulation under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act (LSCCLA)
Ministry of Health (ministry) is proposing to modernize Ontario's laboratory (lab) sector by streamlining licensing and updating the regulatory framework.
Regulations 682 and 683 under the LSCCLA would be revoked and replaced with a new regulation that:
1. supports the proclamation of amendments to the LSCCLA made by Bill 87, Protecting Patients Act, 2017;
2. modernizes labs licensing systems;
3. reduces regulatory burden for businesses; and
4. aligns with other health system priorities.