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Improving Value of Pharmacy Payments
The Ministry of Health is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) that, if approved, would implement a temporary reduction in payments made to pharmacies for dispensing drug benefits for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients through a reconciliation adjustment. The proposed regulatory amendments are conditional on the introduction and passage of legislative amendments.
Comments Due Date:  November 30, 2019
 
Proposed Extension of Hours of Alcohol Sale and Service in Licensed Establishments in Certain Airports in Ontario.
As part of the government's efforts to put Ontario consumers first and modernize the rules for the sale and consumption of alcohol, the Ministry of the Attorney General is proposing an amendment to Regulation 719 (Licences to Sell Liquor) under the Liquor Licence Act to allow licensed establishments in the post-security area of certain airports in Ontario to sell and serve alcohol 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Comments Due Date:  November 29, 2019
 
Amendments to Regulation 50/16 under the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015
Proposed amendments to the regulation related to the requirement of food service premises with 20 or more locations in Ontario to post calories on menus.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 136/18 (Personal Service Settings) made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 136/18 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019
 
Proposed amendments to the Food Premises Regulation 493/17 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
The following summary outlines two (2) proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 493/17 (Food Premises) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The ministry is proposing an exemption to permit dogs in outdoor eating areas of food premises and under certain conditions, to allow dogs in areas of food premises where only pre-packaged and/or low risk food is displayed, served or sold to give Ontarians a choice to enjoy food as a social activity with their pet dogs.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019
 
Proposed amendments to the Food Premises Regulation 493/17 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
The following summary outlines a proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 493/17 (Food Premises) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The ministry is proposing to exempt food premises that serve low risk foods, which may include community feeding organizations and other entities serving those in need, from certain structural and equipment requirements, and from having a trained food handler on site.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019
 
Proposed Minister's regulation, if enabling amendments to the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act are passed as part of the proposed Better for People, Smarter for Business Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
If the proposed Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act legislative amendment is passed, the ministry proposes to develop a subsequent Minister's regulation that if made, would require some dam owners of electricity-producing dams to, where necessary, assess, monitor and report on mercury levels in surface water and/or fish tissue.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019
 
Reducing Administrative Burden to Drug Manufacturers and Pharmacies
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is proposing amendments to the regulations under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act (DIDFA), which if approved, reduce technical requirements, address discrepancies and misalignments with industry standards and polices in other provinces and territories (P/Ts) and modernize existing processes for Ontario pharmacies.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019
 
Regulatory Amendment to O. Reg. 26/10 - Training and Testing
The Ministry of the Solicitor General is proposing an amendment to Ontario Regulation 26/10 - Training and Testing under the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019
 
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 related to the exemption requirements for existing tobacconists, and prescribed signs under the SFOA, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019
 
Transfer of motor vehicle provisions from the Environmental Protection Act to the Highway Traffic Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing legislative amendments to improve and protect Ontario's air quality while saving taxpayers money and modernizing government services by transferring the responsibility for vehicle emissions inspections and enforcement from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to the Ministry of Transportation.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019
 
Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council Recommendations to Amend Ontario's Business Law Statutes
The Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council (the Council), a short-term advisory body established by the Ontario government, has put forward several recommendations to modernize Ontario's business law statutes. The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking public feedback on the recommendations put forward by the Council.
Comments Due Date:  November 26, 2019
 
The performance of the controlled act of psychotherapy by occupational therapists
The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is proposing a new regulation to outline the requirements that must be met for occupational therapists to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.
Comments Due Date:  November 26, 2019
 
Transforming and modernizing the delivery of Ontario's Building Code services  (source: Environmental Registry)
The government is proposing an administrative authority to transform the delivery of a suite of new and enhanced services to support the Building sector. Transformation will help streamline customer service and approval processes, promote a consistent approach to using the Building Code, and promote public safety for all people across Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  November 25, 2019
 
Amendment to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 396 (Broiler Hatching Eggs and Chicks-Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
At the request of the Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing an amendment under R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 396: Broiler Hatching Eggs and Chicks- Marketing to establish an industry advisory committee.
Comments Due Date:  November 23, 2019
 
New regulation for vehicle emissions  (source: Environmental Registry)
A new regulation is being proposed that will clarify and strengthen on-road vehicle emissions requirements and will set out rules around the testing of emissions from heavy diesel commercial motor vehicles.
Comments Due Date:  November 23, 2019
 
Proposed amendment to Regulation 552 (General) under the Health Insurance Act and the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services under Reg. 552.
The Ministry of Health (Ministry) is proposing to: a) Amend Reg. 552 (General) under the Health Insurance Act; and b) Amend the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services (SOB-LS) effective January 1, 2020. In the updated SOB-LS, the Ministry is proposing housekeeping and technical amendments.
Comments Due Date:  November 18, 2019
 
Initiation of Psychotherapy by Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses
The College of Nurses of Ontario is proposing regulatory amendments to enable Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses to initiate the controlled act of psychotherapy.
Comments Due Date:  November 17, 2019
 
Registered Nurse (RN) Prescribing: Proposed regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 275/94 (General), Part III (Controlled Acts) and Part V (Delegation) under the Nursing Act, 1991
The College of Nurses of Ontario is proposing regulatory amendments to allow RNs to prescribe individual drugs and drug categories for certain non-complex conditions and to communicate a diagnosis for the purposes of prescribing in non-hospital settings.
Comments Due Date:  November 17, 2019
 
Law Society Act: Proposed Regulation
Amendment to Regulation 167/07, Hearings Before the Hearing and Appeal Divisions, made under the Law Society Act
Comments Due Date:  November 15, 2019
 
Solicitors Act: Proposed Regulation
Amendment to Regulation 195/04, Contingency Fee Agreements, made under the Solicitors Act
Comments Due Date:  November 15, 2019
 
Ontario's Sustainable Bait Management Strategy  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry is proposing to modernize Ontario's bait management approach to protect Ontario's vibrant fisheries and the industries that rely on them while maintaining flexibility for industry and anglers.
Comments Due Date:  November 14, 2019
 
Proposed changes to Ontario's Financial Protection Programs
As part of a broader effort to update and ensure the sustainability of the financial protection programs for the grains and livestock sectors, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking input on proposals for possible changes to the programs, which govern the buying and selling of beef cattle and grains and oilseeds in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  November 14, 2019
 
1) Proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 301/96 (Insurance) under the Shortline Railways Act, 1995. 2) Repeal of Ontario Regulation 300/96 (Designation) under the Shortline Railways Act, 1995.
1) The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing to have the primary limit of not less than $10 million dollars per occurrence increased to $25 million dollars per occurrence. 2) The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing repealing an outdated regulation that designates the names of corporations licenced as shortlines.
Comments Due Date:  November 12, 2019
 
Amendments to regulations made under the Insurance Act and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act regarding the delivery and electronic format of certain records and other documents.
Amendments to regulations made under the Insurance Act and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act are proposed to reflect the amendments included in the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 relating to the delivery and electronic format of certain records and other documents. Amendments are also proposed to regulations under the Insurance Act to remove references to "fax" or "facsimile".
Comments Due Date:  November 12, 2019
 
Proposed Extension of Municipal Contributions Allocation Formula
Extend the expiry date of the apportionment formula in this Regulation for another three years, until December 31, 2022.
Comments Due Date:  November 12, 2019
 
Proposed Extension of Municipal GO Transit Development Charge By-Laws
Extend the expiry date of that enables the municipalities of Toronto, Hamilton and the Regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and York to impose municipal development charge by-laws for GO Transit's growth capital costs enabled by this Regulation for another three years, until December 31, 2022.
Comments Due Date:  November 12, 2019
 
Reducing Burden Under the Insurance Act and Its Regulations: Proposed amendments to revoke outdated Statutory Accident Benefit Schedules, repeal the sections of the Act that provide for them and remove outdated references to "Schedule C".
Please find the description attached.
Comments Due Date:  November 12, 2019
 
Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices - Exemption Review
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to make permanent the 3-year time limited exemption for two-way radios, and grant Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) officers a permanent hand-held communications device and display screen exemption under Ontario's Distracted Driving Law.
Comments Due Date:  November 4, 2019