Amending Regulation 1094 (General) made under the Vital Statistics Act
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Vital Statistics Act
Summary of Decision:
Section 35(3) of Regulation 1094.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new administrative cost for business.
August 2, 2016
Summary of Proposal:
Summary of Proposal
The regulation amendment proposes to allow Registered Nurses to complete and sign a Medical Certificate of Death if:
• the nurse had a nurse-patient relationship with the deceased;
• the death was expected;
• there was a documented medical diagnosis of a terminal disease; and
• there was a predictable pattern of decline for the deceased with no unexpected events or unexpected complications.
This proposed amendment supports increased access to care for patients and interprofessional collaboration between health professionals. It also supports the Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care by delivering better coordinated and integrated care in the community, closer to home.
Address: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Nursing Policy and Innovation Branch
12th Floor, 56 Wellesley Street West
Toronto ON M5S 2S3
Fax #: 416-327-1878
January 1, 2017