COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Relief from Additional Co-Payment
To help alleviate the unintended cost impact to ODB program recipients due to measures taken by government in response to COVID-19, the Ministry of Health is proposing to amend O. Reg. 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to ensure recipients are not paying additional co-payments as a result of government's 30-day supply limit recommendation. The cost of the additional co-payments would be shared between the government and dispensers through proposed amendments to dispensing fee rules.
COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Relief from Trillium Drug Program Deductible
To help alleviate the cost impact to Trillium Drug Program (TDP) households as a result of loss of income, the Ministry of Health is proposing to extend the in-year deductible reassessment to include significant income changes that occur in the latter half of the TDP benefit year. This would allow households to use their 2020 income information for the determination of their deductible in the current 2019/20 benefit year (from May 1st until July 31st, 2020).
Modernizing the Legislative Framework for Home and Community Care
The government introduced the Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020 on February 25. If passed by the Ontario legislature, the ministry is proposing regulations under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 and other statues to support the provision of home and community care services and continue subrogation provisions. Eventually, the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 would be repealed and its regulations revoked.
Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017; Ontario Regulation 268/18
The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 268/18 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 relating to the sale, display and promotion of vapour products. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed regulatory amendments.
Consultation on topics under the Condominium Act, 1998
In December 2019 the government announced changes under the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) in conjunction with the introduction of the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, and committed to consulting with stakeholders and the public on further topics under the Condo Act.
Potential for Cannabis Consumption Establishments and/or Cannabis Special Occasion Permits
As part of Ontario's transition to an open market, the government would like your feedback on the potential implementation of additional cannabis business opportunities in the future, including:
1. facilitating the sale of cannabis for consumption in establishments like lounges and cafés (cannabis consumption establishments); and,
2. cannabis special occasion permits.
Interim Enhancements to the (Tarion) Customer Service Standard
In 2003, Tarion implemented the Customer Service Standard (CSS) after seeking stakeholder feedback in a comprehensive, multi-year consultation.
Please note that this proposal seeks to implement interim measures to enhance consumer protection by improving homeowners' ability to seek assistance from Tarion in the short-term, while we develop longer-term and more significant enhancements to the CSS.
Proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998
Proposal to proclaim into force a new section 117 of the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) and to amend two regulations under the Condo Act to:
1.Expand the scope of disputes that can be heard by the Condominium Authority Tribunal.
2. Prescribe nuisances, annoyances and disruptions that are to be prohibited on condominium properties or any assets of a condominium corporation.
Greener Gasoline and Greener Diesel - Director's Directions
We are seeking feedback on draft guidance to help fuel suppliers comply with O. Reg. 535/05 (Greener Gasoline) and O. Reg. 97/14 (Greener Diesel - Renewable Fuel Content Requirements for Petroleum Diesel Fuel), including instructions and directions on how to carry out compliance calculations for bio-based content in regular gasoline and diesel fuel.
Solutions to enable small-volume vehicle manufacturing in Ontario
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on a new voluntary regulatory framework to allow manufacturers seeking to produce and sell vehicles in Ontario in low volumes to substitute engineering analysis, including virtual destructive testing, for some physical destructive tests set out in the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.