Potential Amendments to the Ontario Regulation 79/10 made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 if Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018, passes
Ontario Regulation 79/10
Bill or Act:
Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Summary of Proposal:
If Bill 66 passes, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is considering amendments to the Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (the Act), and changes to associated ministry practices, to provide the ministry with more flexibility on:
• whether and how it consults the public on long-term care licensing transactions under the Act, and;
• the licensing or authorizing of additional long-term care beds in LTC homes in urgent situations and emergencies.
The potential initiative described above may require amendments to Ontario legislation. Implementing this initiative would be conditional on the passage/approval of any such amendments.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The potential changes would:
• modernize the long-term care licensing process by providing the Ministry (Director under the Act) with greater flexibility regarding when and how public feedback is sought as part of the licence transaction process, and
• improve the timeliness and process for issuing long-term care emergency licences.
The changes would potentially provide an estimated $136,600 in annual cost savings for the Ministry.
December 12, 2018
Comments Due Date:
January 28, 2019
1075 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2B1