Proposed Natural Gas Expansion Support Program
The Access to Natural Gas Act, 2018 (Bill 32) has been introduced and would, if passed, authorize the creation of a rate-payer funded cross-subsidization Natural Gas Expansion Support Program. The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) is proposing to create regulations to support Bill 32, if passed, that would outline program criteria and details.
Reducing Regulatory Burden for Private Label Products
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Regulation 935 under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act to allow private label products to be designated as listed drug products under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act, or interchangeable products under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act, if other existing conditions in the regulations are met.
Refund Administration Fees under the Highway Traffic Act
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits), under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to only apply the administrative fee to refunds issued by cheque. The administrative fee will not be applied to credit and debit card refunds at point of sale. This proposal is being made to support the introduction of point of sale refunds to payment cards for unused licence plate validation fees when a licence plate is returned.
Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Regulation
The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 268/18 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments. Some of the proposed regulatory amendments are conditional on the passage of certain proposed amendments to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 set out in Bill 36, Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, introduced in the Legislature on September 27, 2018.
Expanding Interprovincial Health Care Coverage to Include Home Care Services
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the "ministry") is proposing to expand interprovincial coverage to include home care services for Ontarians in another province or territory (PT) of Canada as well as for individuals moving to Ontario from another PT where they were insured under a publicly funded health insurance plan.
Consultation - Potential Regulations for Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018
On March 6, 2018, Ontario passed Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, and amendments to the Education Act. This legislation will establish mandatory requirements for the prevention, detection and management of concussions in amateur competitive sports. Many of the detailed specifications to implement the provisions in Rowan's Law, 2018 will be provided in regulations. The government is seeking public input to help inform the development of those regulations, policies and guidelines.
Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002: Proposed Discipline and Appeal Committees Regulation
The proposed Discipline and Appeal Committees Regulation would support addressing alleged violations of a code of ethics by licensees who are subject to it. In particular, the proposed Regulation would establish a discipline committee and an appeal committee for the purpose of enforcing a code of ethics; set out the composition and manner of appointment of members of each committee; and provide for procedures in relation to matters brought before each committee.
Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 Exemptions and Operational Requirements
This proposal describes the specific types of screening that are being considered for exemption from the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015. If approved, police record checks conducted for these types of screening would not have to follow certain requirements set out in the legislation. It also includes operational procedures and protocols that providers would be required to follow when conducting police record checks under the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015.
New Regulations made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
The government is proposing three new regulations made under the RHPA that would:
1- Identify criteria for the purposes of determining whether an individual is a patient, in the context of sexual abuse
2- Establish additional information relating to the conduct of regulated health professionals that health regulatory colleges must maintain on the public register
3- Prescribe offences for the purposes of clause 51 (5.2) (a) of the Health Professions Procedural Code
Health Shared Services Ontario
On January 1, 2017, a new board-governed provincial crown agency, Health Shared Services Ontario (HSSOntario), was established by Ontario Regulation 456/16 under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) to provide corporate services to the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and formerly Community Care Access Corporations (CCACs) in support of their expanded mandate. In addition to establishing the agency, the regulation sets out HSSOntatrio's objects to provide shared service
Proposed places of use regulations under the Cannabis Act, 2017
MAG is considering new regulations that would: restrict where medical cannabis can be used; clarify the places of use rules for recreational cannabis; and permit the consumption of cannabis in hotel rooms, vehicles and boats that are used as residences and private residences that are also workplaces. MAG is also consulting on post-legalization considerations respecting consumption lounges and designated smoking areas in multi-unit dwellings.
Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2017
Proposed legislation, including amendments to the Education Act to enable the implementation of the government's concussion action plan aimed at concussion prevention, detection, management and awareness in amateur competitive sport and in schools across Ontario
Adoption and Adoption Licensing (Minister's)
Adoption and Adoption Licensing: The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation be made under Part VIII of Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to prescribe procedures and processes relating to adoption to be followed by children's aid societies and adoption licensees, and to prescribe requirements regarding licensees placing children for adoption.
Adoption Information Disclosure Regulation Proposal under the
Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Adoption Information Disclosure (O. Reg. 464/07), is a regulation under the Child and Family Services Act, 1990 (CFSA) and sets out the rules in which certain information relating to adoptions may be disclosed to specified individuals. With the passage of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) it is necessary that the regulation be updated so that it works with the CYFSA. Proclamation of CYFSA is expected in spring 2018.
Listing First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities
The proposed regulation under 342(2) would provide additional clarity concerning requirements that a First Nations, Inuit or Métis community would need to meet prior to being listed in a regulation made under subsection 68(1).
Notice and Consultation with bands, First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities
Regulations are proposed that would import existing obligations under CFSA regulations and would create new obligations for societies to consult with a First Nations, Inuk or Métis child's bands or communities when proposing to exercise a prescribed power or provide a prescribed service in relation to that child. Regulations are proposed that would govern these consultations and the regular consultations required by section 72 of the CYFSA.
Regulations relating to requirements for qualifications of Children's Aid Society staff
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) which would include requirements for qualifications of Children's Aid Society staff. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Regulatory Proposal for Province-Wide Implementation of Green Button
The Ontario Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is considering proposing a regulation to require electricity and natural gas utilities to implement Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Connect My Data (CMD) by July 1, 2020. To implement Green Button, these utilities would be required to procure or develop a software platform and obtain Green Button DMD and CMD certification.
Review of the Exclusion of Domestic Workers from the Labour Relations Act, 1995
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that it would review the recommendation in the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report to remove certain exclusions from the Labour Relations Act, 1995. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exclusion that applies to domestic workers employed in a private home. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of this exclusion.