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The Regulatory Registry is designed to allow users to browse a list of summaries of currently proposed provincial policy instruments, search for proposals or review recently approved provincial policy instruments that may affect regulated entities.

Provincial policy instruments include regulations, legislation, policies, and forms.

Regulated entities include for-profit business, not-for-profit organizations, broader public sector, municipalities, and long-term care homes.

Current Proposals:

This page provides an up-to-date list of all currently proposed provincial policy instruments in the database that are available for comment.

A brief description follows the title of the proposed provincial policy instrument.

Clicking on the title will reveal a summary of the proposed provincial policy instrument and provide a link to a comments page that allows users to send comments to the Ministry associated with the proposal.

Information on the proposed provincial policy instrument includes the posting date and comment due date.

Past Proposals:

This page provides a list of proposed provincial policy instruments that are no longer available for comment and the current status of each proposal.

Search Proposals:

Users may search the database for proposals using: A text search by title only; by all content; by when the comments are due (e.g., today, this week); and by whether the item is still open or closed for comments.

Clicking the Advanced Search link (to the left of the text entry box) will allow users to search by key words or a number of other options.

Approved Provincial Policy Instruments:

This page provides a list of provincial policy instruments that have been approved. A brief summary is provided as well as the effective date of the approved provincial policy instrument and, if applicable, a link to the exact location in the government of Ontario's e-laws website where the new regulation or legislation has been posted.

Environmental Registry:

Some proposals containing significant environmental implications are required to be posted to the government's Environmental Registry. The Regulatory Registry will provide a link to the Environmental Registry for those specific proposals.