Regulation - LGIC

Amendment of Regulation 683 under Laboratory and Specimen and Collection Centre Licensing Act (LSCCLA)by removing the fixed address condition of a specimen collection centre licence

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Laboratory and Specimen and Collection Centre Licensing Act
Summary of Decision:
Made: January 29, 2014
Filed: January 31, 2014
Published on e-Laws: January 31, 2014
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: February 15, 2014
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new administrative cost for business.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
July 17, 2013
Summary of Proposal:
This is a housekeeping change to update Regulation 683 to better reflect specimen collection activities that have historically occurred outside the centres for the benefit and convenience of patients. The proposed amendment will change the interpretation of the Specimen Collection Centre (SCC) to a 'place' (not an address) where a specimen is collected; hence, enabling the mobile phlebotomy services as part of the business of licensed specimen collection centres. Consequently, the proposed amendment will ensure quality in mobile phlebotomy services (e.g. in long-term care homes, patients' homes, rural / remote areas) by bringing these services under the legal framework for laboratory services. In addition, the proposed amendment will assist in improving access to laboratory/phlebotomy services in the underserviced communities and for aging Ontarians.
Contact Address:
1075 Bay Street, Suite # 900, Toronto
Effective Date:
February 3, 2014