Current Proposals

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Proposed date changes by which certain health records in the provincial Electronic Health Record become available for individual access by digital means through Ontario Health

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA. The public is invited to provide comments between September 24, 2022 and November 22, 2022. The proposed regulation would change the dates when Ontario Health would be required to act as if it were a health information custodian under s. 51(5) of PHIPA, once in force, and enable individual access through digital means to certain health records in the provincial Electronic Health Record (EHR): the Ontario Laboratories Information System, Digital Health Drug Repository, the Diagnostic Imaging-Common Service; and the Acute and Community Clinical Data Repository.
Posting Date:  September 23, 2022
Open for Comments:  September 23, 2022 –  November 22, 2022

Establishing a flexible approach to setting the prescribed electronic format to enable electronic access to personal health information

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA. The public is invited to provide comments between September 24, 2022 and November 22, 2022. Under the proposed regulation, if patients make an access request for their personal health information in electronic format, Health Information Custodians would be required to provide such access in either (i) an electronic format specified by Ontario Health (OH), subject to prior Minister approval, and posted on OH's website, or (ii) another electronic format that is agreed to by the health information custodian (HIC) and the individual.
Posting Date:  September 23, 2022
Open for Comments:  September 23, 2022 –  November 22, 2022

JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE CERTIFICATION TRAINING STANDARDS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FIVE-YEAR REVIEW

Joint Health and Safety Committee Standards Review
Posting Date:  September 22, 2022
Open for Comments:  September 22, 2022 –  November 7, 2022

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 to create Alfred Bog Provincial Park  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to create a new non-operating provincial park east of Ottawa, regulated under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006. Creating this park will provide greater protection to an ecologically important and sensitive area.
Posting Date:  September 22, 2022
Open for Comments:  September 22, 2022 –  November 6, 2022

New Assessment Work Policies - Work Types, Costs and Allocations  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Mines (MINES) wants to provide information on assessment work requirements. The three Assessment Work policies will provide claim holders and decision makers direction on: (i) eligible costs; (ii) work types; and (iii) how to allocate and distribute credits and make payment in place of credits.
Posting Date:  September 22, 2022
Open for Comments:  September 22, 2022 –  November 6, 2022

Proposal to create a regulation on the active offer for French language services

The Government of Ontario is proposing to proceed with a new regulation to prescribe measures for the purpose of paragraph 1 of subsection 5(1.1) of the French Language Services Act
Posting Date:  September 20, 2022
Open for Comments:  September 20, 2022 –  November 4, 2022

Proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 relating to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) to align with National Occupation Classification (NOC) 2021 and to update stream criteria for the Employer Job Offer Category's Foreign Worker and International Student streams.
Posting Date:  September 6, 2022
Open for Comments:  September 6, 2022 –  October 21, 2022

Emissions Performance Standards program regulatory amendments for the 2023-2030 period  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes to the Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) program for 2023-2030 to meet the benchmark set by the federal government. The EPS program will continue to be a fair, cost-effective program that reduces emissions and is flexible to the unique needs and circumstances of industry in Ontario, while supporting green economic growth.
Posting Date:  August 26, 2022
Open for Comments:  August 26, 2022 –  October 10, 2022

Hours of Service Out of Service Declarations

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to introduce out of service declarations for some hours of service violations. An out of service declaration prohibits a driver from operating a commercial motor vehicle for a designated period. When implemented, the driver will have a legal obligation to comply with the declaration. A commercial motor vehicle operator (i.e., a carrier) will have a legal obligation to ensure that a driver, operating under the operator's authority, complies with the out of service declaration.
Posting Date:  August 19, 2022
Open for Comments:  August 19, 2022 –  October 3, 2022

Proposed regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 485/09: Grain - Marketing

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend O. Reg. 485 (Grain - Marketing), to revoke a provision that requires the members of the Grain Industry Advisory Committee (GIAC) to meet at least once per year and clarify the establishment of end dates for negotiated soybean agreements.
Posting Date:  August 17, 2022
Open for Comments:  August 17, 2022 –  October 3, 2022