Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 567(Rabies Immunization) made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
Ontario Regulation 567
Bill or Act:
Health Protection and Promotion Act
Summary of Proposal:
Proposed regulatory changes to Ontario Regulation 567 would:
• Amend subsection 2(1) of the regulation to remove the requirement for livestock, for which a rabies vaccine licensed for use in Canada is available, other than horse, cow, bull, steer, calf or sheep to be immunized against rabies; and,
• Amend subsection 2(2) of the regulation to add a new exemption to the requirement to have horse, cow, bull, steer, calf or sheep immunized against rabies. The existing exemption provides that there is no requirement to immunize animals where those animals are only accessible to the person or persons who are responsible for their care and control. The proposed exemption would provide that there also would be no need to immunize animals if the only time those animals are accessible to persons other than those responsible for their care and control is while the animals are at seasonal agricultural fairs.
The proposed changes would limit the livestock rabies vaccination requirement to only horses, cows, bulls, steers, calves and sheep, and exempt these species from rabies immunization requirements if the only time they are accessible to someone other than the person or persons who are responsible for their care and control is when they are at a seasonal agricultural fair.
A consultation draft of the regulation is attached in the section below.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new administrative costs to business expected as a result of this regulatory proposal.
October 26, 2018
Comments Due Date:
December 10, 2018
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