Approved Regulatory Proposals

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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) to simplify processes relating to estate administration bond and tax requirements and to make other administrative changes
Effective Date:  July 1, 2022

Firefighter Certification

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.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2022

Regulatory and policy proposals (Phase 2) under the Conservation Authorities Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2022

Proposed regulatory changes for the beneficial reuse of excess soil at pits and quarries in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

The ministry of Northern Development, Mining, Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing regulatory changes and policy direction for importing soil to facilitate rehabilitation at authorized pits and quarries under the Aggregate Resources Act.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2022

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.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2022

Proposed Changes to the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) Accreditation Model in Regulation 1093 under the Veterinarians Act

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (the College) are proposing to amend Regulation 1093 under the Veterinarians Act to adopt a new, streamlined, outcome-based model for how veterinary facilities are accredited in the province.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2022

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.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2022

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.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2022

Proposed amendments to Regulation 543 made under the Healing Arts Radiation and Protection Act and; Regulation 107/96 made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

Regulatory amendments are being proposed to authorize Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to independently order computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging tests (MRI). Regulatory amendments are also being proposed to authorize Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMFS) to independently order MRI tests.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2022

Proposed Amendments to Regulations 682 and 683 made under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act.

The Ministry of Health (ministry) is proposing regulatory amendments to authorize Nurse Practitioners (NP) to independently perform a broad range of point-of-care tests to assist in diagnosis and formulation of treatment plans for their patients. The ministry is also proposing regulatory amendments to authorize pharmacists to perform certain point-of-care tests for chronic disease medication management.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2022

Enhancing Elevator Safety and Availability Under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000.

Proposal by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to implement unproclaimed provisions in the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 and put forward regulatory changes in the elevating devices sector.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2022