Amendments to Regulations made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Health Protection and Promotion Act
Summary of Decision:
The approved regulatory amendments improve the provision of safe food and ensure public health and safety at Ontario's recreational camps, pools and spas; enhance prevention measures for infectious diseases; and make a number of housekeeping changes to address inconsistencies and reflect updated terminology and practice in the delivery of public health services. Some of these changes came into force on January 1st, 2018 with the remaining changes to come into effect on July 1st, 2018.
The regulations are available online at:
October 25, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
The Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) specifies the organization and delivery of public health in Ontario. The HPPA requires Ontario's 36 boards of health (also called public health units) to oversee, provide or ensure the provision of public health programs and services, as specified in the HPPA, its regulations, and in the Ontario Public Health Standards published by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
Changes to the regulations under the HPPA would modernize them and ensure public health programs and services remain current to protect the health of Ontarians. There are proposed amendments to 11 regulations under the HPPA.
Note that certain changes to regulations will require corresponding changes to short form wording for offences under the Provincial Offences Act.
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December 15, 2017