Foreign Cultural Objects Immunity from Seizure Act, 2019: Minister's Regulation - General
The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (the "Ministry") is proposing to implement a Minister's regulation under the new Foreign Cultural Objects Immunity from Seizure Act, 2019 (the "Act") to help modernize the process to obtain immunity from seizure for foreign works of art and other cultural objects and reduce the administrative burden on Ontario's cultural institutions.
Proposed Minimum Standards for School Board Trustee Codes of Conduct under the Education Act
The Ministry of Education is proposing to implement minimum standards for trustee codes of conduct across Ontario school boards. These minimum standards will aim to promote ethical governance of Ontario's publicly funded education system. This posting is accompanied by a link to an online survey through which the Ministry of Education is seeking public input on proposed changes to trustee codes of conduct.
Proposed Order-in-Council and Regulatory Amendments Relating to the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 and the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996
Proposed Order-in-Council that, if approved, would bring into force effective January 1, 2022 certain legislative amendments to support the designation of the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) under the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996 (SCSAA). Also, proposed amendments to O. Reg. 187/09 made under SCSAA that, if made and filed, would designate CMRAO as an administrative authority under SCSAA.
Regulatory proposal under the Building Code Act, 1992
Amendments are being proposed to the Building Code (O. Reg. 332/12) to clarify building officials' ability to use remote inspection methods and to update the Building Code requirements to facilitate the construction of "tiny homes".
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.
Summary of Regulatory Impact of New Home and Community Care Regulations Under the Connecting Care Act, 2019.
In compliance with requirements set out in the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020 (MOPBA), which came into force January 1, 2021, the Ministry has performed a preliminary analysis of the regulatory burden of new home and community care regulations under the Connecting Care Act, 2019. The purpose of this posting is to invite feedback on the expected regulatory burden costs and benefits or cost savings to stakeholders of the proposed home & community care regulatory framework.
Improving access to prevention services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, young persons and families - Proposals under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 are proposed to enhance prevention-focused wraparound supports for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families as well as the role of prevention-focused Indigenous service providers. The proposed statutory and regulatory amendments focus on improving access to prevention and early intervention services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, young persons and their families, including through wraparound supports.
Enhancing Access to Customary Care - Proposals under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Customary care reflects First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples' unique practices as they relate to the care of children. However, the ministry has heard from Indigenous partners that the application of legislated licensed residential care requirements to customary care arrangements in circumstances where they also meet the definition of residential care under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA), has limited how customary care can be practiced, and created barriers to access.
Proposed regulation under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019
Proposal for a regulation under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 to enable authorized grocery stores and wine boutiques to sell wine and cider through their websites for curbside pickup. This change would be part of the modernized legal framework of beverage alcohol.
2021 Ontario Permanency Funding Policy Guidelines
The 2016 Ontario Permanency Funding Policy Guidelines (OPFPG) and CW003-16 policy directive are being updated to include enhancements to permanency financial supports including adoption and legal custody subsidies, kinship service and revisions to funding related to customary care.