Current Proposals

Posted Date  Comments Due Date 
Discussion paper on modernizing hazardous waste reporting in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

We've prepared this discussion paper to provide Ontarians with an opportunity to participate early in the development process. The feedback we receive will be used to inform regulatory and program changes that support the modernization of digital reporting services delivered by the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority.
Posting Date:  June 19, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 19, 2020 –  August 18, 2020

Proposed implementation of Customer Choice for Regulated Price Plan Time-of-Use Customers

The government is proposing regulatory amendments to enable Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Time-of-Use (TOU) customers to choose between TOU and tiered rates as of November 1, 2020.
Posting Date:  July 3, 2020
Open for Comments:  July 3, 2020 –  August 17, 2020

Proposal to open fall wild turkey hunting seasons in Wildlife Management Units 72 and 95 beginning in 2020  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to open fall wild turkey hunting seasons in Wildlife Management Units 72 and 95 beginning in October 2020.
Posting Date:  June 24, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 24, 2020 –  August 10, 2020

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.
Posting Date:  June 25, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 25, 2020 –  August 9, 2020

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.
Posting Date:  June 24, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 24, 2020 –  August 8, 2020

College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO), College of Optometrists of Ontario (COO) and College of Chiropodists of Ontario (COCOO) Spousal Exception Regulations

The CDHO, the CCO and the COCOO are proposing regulations to permit their members to treat their spouses.
Posting Date:  June 12, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 12, 2020 –  August 8, 2020

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.
Posting Date:  July 2, 2020
Open for Comments:  July 2, 2020 –  August 4, 2020

Regulating Alkaline Hydrolysis and Other Alternative Methods of Disposing of Human Remains under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002: Consultation Paper

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking public input to inform potential proposals for legislative and regulatory changes that would establish a regulatory framework more tailored to licensing of providers of alkaline hydrolysis and possibly other emerging alternative technologies (e.g., composting) for disposing of human remains.
Posting Date:  March 3, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 3, 2020 –  August 4, 2020

Proposal to implement administrative penalties under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002

Draft regulations setting out which provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 and its regulations could result in an administrative penalty, the amounts of the administrative penalties that could be imposed, and other aspects of proposed administrative penalties. These regulations could be made only if Bill 159, the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, is passed.
Posting Date:  March 9, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 9, 2020 –  August 4, 2020

Proposal to make various regulatory changes under the Ticket Sales Act, 2017

Draft regulations to create an exemption from certain disclosure requirements on ticket batches, set rules for ticket transferability and the provision of paper tickets upon request, and update the Act's administrative penalty regime. These proposed changes, if approved, would come into force with the proclamation of amendments made under the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 and proposed amendments under Bill 159, the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, if passed.
Posting Date:  March 6, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 6, 2020 –  August 4, 2020

Updating Ontario's Water Quantity Management Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes for managing water takings to protect the long-term sustainability of surface water and groundwater and to ensure these important resources are responsibly managed and safeguarded now and for future generations.
Posting Date:  June 18, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 18, 2020 –  August 2, 2020

Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Posting Date:  June 16, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 16, 2020 –  July 31, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 203/94 (General) made under the Chiropody Act, 1991

The College of Chiropodists of Ontario (College) is proposing regulatory amendments to enable a flexible approach to prescribing drugs by replacing its current list of drugs with categories of drugs from which chiropodists and podiatrists can prescribe within their scope of practice. The College is also proposing to expand the list of controlled drugs and substances that members may prescribe and the list of substances that members may administer by injection into the foot.
Posting Date:  June 12, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 12, 2020 –  July 27, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 884/93 (Designated Drugs) made under the Midwifery Act, 1991

The College of Midwives of Ontario (College) is proposing regulatory amendments to enable a flexible approach to prescribing drugs by replacing its current list of drugs with categories of drugs from which midwives can prescribe. The College is also proposing to specify categories of controlled drugs and substances that midwives may prescribe, categories of drugs that midwives may administer by suppository, and categories of substances that midwives may administer by injection or inhalation.
Posting Date:  June 12, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 12, 2020 –  July 27, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 202/94 (General) made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991

Description: The Ontario College of Pharmacists is proposing regulatory amendments to allow pharmacists to: 1. Administer the influenza vaccine to children as young as 2 years old; 2. Renew prescriptions in quantities of up to a year's supply; and 3. Administer certain substances by injection and/or inhalation for purposes that are in addition to patient education and demonstration.
Posting Date:  June 12, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 12, 2020 –  July 27, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 112/11 Designated Drugs and Standards of Practice made under the Optometry Act, 1991

The College of Optometrists of Ontario (College) is proposing regulatory amendments to its drug regulation by replacing its current list of drugs with categories of drugs from which optometrists may prescribe within the optometric scope of practice.
Posting Date:  June 12, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 12, 2020 –  July 27, 2020

College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO)

The CMRITO is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 866/93 (Registration) made under the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017
Posting Date:  June 12, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 12, 2020 –  July 27, 2020

Proposals to reduce wildlife management regulatory burden  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 (FWCA). These proposals would streamline requirements for fur dealers, enable persons to hold both a trapping and fur dealers licence, simplify the process for airports to remove deer and elk in protection of property and public safety, and enable the use of firearms at night for dispatch of trapped furbearing mammals by licensed trappers.
Posting Date:  June 9, 2020
Open for Comments:  June 9, 2020 –  July 24, 2020

Digital health interoperability - proposed amendments to O. Reg. 329/04

The proposed regulation would make amendments to the PHIPA Regulation relating to interoperability specifications that pertain to digital health assets.
Posting Date:  May 23, 2020
Open for Comments:  May 23, 2020 –  July 22, 2020

Proposed changes to the AgriInsurance Program - Contract of Insurance and Appeals

The ministry is proposing amendments to regulations under the Agricultural Products Insurance Act, 1996 (APIA) to improve the client experience, reduce paperwork burden and improve fairness of the appeals process for the 14,000 AgriInsurance customers. Specifically, amendments are being proposed that, if approved, would enable AgriCorp to reduce the amount of paperwork farmers must review or complete, and ensure that farmers enrolled in the program have adequate time to prepare and file appeals.
Posting Date:  May 27, 2020
Open for Comments:  May 27, 2020 –  July 16, 2020

Amendment of Regulation O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) to Enable Proclamation of Part V.1 of PHIPA

The Ministry of Health is proceeding with posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA for public consultation in the period May 26 to July 10, 2020. The proposed amendments to O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under PHIPA (the PHIPA Regulation) fall under two categories and would allow amendments to existing regulation and create the regulatory provisions to enable PHIPA Part V.1 to be proclaimed in force.
Posting Date:  May 26, 2020
Open for Comments:  May 26, 2020 –  July 10, 2020