Regulation - LGIC

New regulation made under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 (CCA) - Prescribed Organization

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 390/19
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Connecting Care Act, 2019
Summary of Decision:
The regulation allows Ontario Telemedicine Network to be prescribed for the purposes of subsection 40 (1) of the Connecting Care Act, 2019. Prescribing an organization in this fashion authorizes the detailed information gathering that is required to plan appropriately for potential transfers into Ontario Health. The regulation was approved on November 4, 2019, filed with the Registrar of Regulations on November 28, 2019 and will come into effect on January 1, 2020
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There is no general business impact as a result of this regulation. Any impact to OTN is expected to be marginal to the organization's current administrative processes - that is, assembling the information required can be accomplished without any net new administrative costs.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
Summary of Proposal:
Regulation-making authority under the CCA supports the ability to consolidate the functions of select transfer payment agreement recipients into OH. At present, the Ministry and OH have identified OTN as a transfer payment recipient that provides functions consistent with the objects of OH.

The regulation prescribes OTN as an organization for the purposes of subsection 40 (1) of the Connecting Care Act, 2019. Doing so permits the Minister to require OTN to provide information that would be required to support planning for this organization's potential transfer into OH.

Transferring OTN functions to the agency will be critical to OH's ability to achieve its mandate of supporting the Digital First for Health Strategy.
Contact Address:
Evan Mills, Director
Digital Health Program Branch
Digital Health Division
Ministry of Health
1075 Bay St. 12th Fl.
Toronto ON M5S 2B1
Effective Date:
January 1, 2020