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Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 275/94 (General) made under the Nursing Act, 1991, to authorize registered practical nurses (RPNs) to initiate certain procedures independently, without the need for an order.

The College of Nurses of Ontario is proposing regulatory amendments to expand the scope of practice for RPNs including: Irrigation, probing, debriding, and packing of a wound below the dermis or below a mucous membrane, venipuncture to start intravenous access using a solution of normal saline, when an individual requires medical attention & delay is likely to be harmful, and certain procedures for the purpose of assessing and/or assisting an individual with health management activities:- putting an instrument, hand, or finger beyond the individual's labia majora - putting an instrument or finger into an artificial opening into the individual's body
Comments Due Date:  January 14, 2023

Proposed amendment to Reg. 965, s.31 under the Public Hospitals Act, 1990 to remove the regulatory requirement to conduct laboratory examinations of tissues removed during hip and knee replacement surgeries

The Ministry of Health is proposing an amendment to Reg. 965: Hospital Management under the Public Hospitals Act to eliminate the regulatory requirement to perform a laboratory examination of tissues removed during hip and knee replacement surgeries, by adding those tissues to the list of exclusions in s. 31 (2). Operating surgeons would retain the authority to submit any specimens for examination at their discretion.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2023

Proposed changes to the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Act and Innkeepers Act to exempt cattle in the Feeder Cattle Loan Guarantee Program from the custom feeding provisions in the Innkeepers Act.

OMAFRA is proposing is to amend the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Act (MAFRAA) and the Innkeepers Act to exempt feeder cattle enrolled under the Feeder Cattle Loan Guarantee Program (FCLGP) from Section 3 of the Innkeepers Act that allows custom feeders to place a lien on cattle and sell them in the event of non-payment. If approved the amendment would allow a program change to the FCLGP to allow for custom feeding. Feeder cattle co-operatives (Co-ops) may have more feeding and herd management options allowing them to expand their operations and increase their resilience in times of reduced feed availability.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2023

Proposed amendments to the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, to remove the prohibition on carbon sequestration  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act to remove the prohibition on carbon sequestration (i.e., the permanent storage of carbon dioxide in deep underground geologic formations). If approved, these changes would represent a first step towards enabling geologic carbon storage in the province.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2023

Rabies testing and vaccination requirements in the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA).

Regulation 557 establishes the responsibility for rabies cases. There exists no authority for Medical Officers of Health to order testing of deceased animals under observation, unless there are reasonable grounds to suspect that an animal is rabid. Without testing to rule out rabies, bite victims may have to undergo a publicly-funded rabies vaccination as part of the post-exposure protocol. Regulation 567 defines conditions for the administration of the rabies vaccine in certain animals. This regulation allows for vaccination by licenced veterinarians within Ontario, animals vaccinated in other provinces, territories, or countries must be revaccinated to meet the regulation.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2023

Proposed amendments to the Animal Health Act, 2009 to enhance animal health preparedness and to make additional updates to the legislation  (source: Environmental Registry)

Amendments are proposed to the Animal Health Act, 2009 to expressly enable a temporary response order when necessary. The proposed amendments also include enhanced consistency in the use of inspection authorities; updates related to the Legislation Act, 2006; and greater flexibility on the appropriate method for publication of notice of an animal health control area order.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2023

Lake of the Woods Draft Recreational Walleye Plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes to the recreational catch limits and size limits for walleye in Lake of the Woods in order to address risks to the quality of the fisheries.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2023

Site-Specific Noise Standard for Salit Steel's Niagara Falls Facility  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 1/17 to establish consistent site-specific sound level limits for noise emissions from Salit Steel's Niagara Falls facility.
Comments Due Date:  January 7, 2023

Conflicts of Interest under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Conflicts of Interest under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  January 2, 2023

Vehicle Pursuits under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Vehicle Pursuits under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  January 2, 2023

Code of Conduct for O.P.P. Detachment Board Members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Code of Conduct for O.P.P. Detachment Board Members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  January 2, 2023