Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 136/18 (Personal Service Settings) made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
Ontario Regulation 136/18
Bill or Act:
Health Protection and Promotion Act
Summary of Proposal:
Proposed regulatory changes to Ontario Regulation 136/18 would:
• Exempt premises that only perform barbering and hairdressing services from Section 5 of the Regulation requiring PSS operators to obtain the name and contact information of the person seeking the service before providing the service. In the event of an accidental exposure name and contact information would be required to be recorded and kept in accordance with Section14(1)4; and
• Exempt premises that only perform barbering and hairdressing services from requiring a dedicated sink for reprocessing equipment (e.g., cleaning of tools) under Section 8(3) of the Personal Service Settings Regulation. These premises would still require a dedicated handwashing sink.
The proposed changes would reduce administrative and compliance burden for personal service setting operators who only provide barbering and hairdressing services.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new administrative costs to business expected as a result of this regulatory proposal.
October 28, 2019
Comments Due Date:
November 27, 2019
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