Regulation - Minister

Proposal for a new regulation: Ontario Regulation made under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 - Engagement with the Francophone Community under section 44 of the Act

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Connecting Care Act, 2019
Summary of Decision:
Made: February 26, 2021
Filed: March 18, 2021
Published on e-Laws: March 19, 2021
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: April 3, 2021
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new administrative cost for business.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
March 9, 2020
Summary of Proposal:
The government is proposing a new regulation under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 - Engagement with the Francophone Community under section 44 of the Act.

The proposed regulation would have the following key elements:
• The criteria that must be met in order for an organization to be specified as an entity
• The conditions under which the minister may revoke the specification of an entity
• The obligations of Ontario Health for the purposes of Section 44 of the Act with respect to working with the French language planning entities

This proposed regulation would support Ontario Health and its regions in a productive, respectful and effective working relationship with French language health planning entities by requiring that Ontario Health engage and collaborate with each entity and consider advice from each entity in carrying out its objects. The objects of Ontario Health are set out in the CCA and include:

(a) to implement the health system strategies developed by the Ministry;
(b) to manage health service needs across Ontario consistent with the ministry's health system strategies to ensure the quality and sustainability of the Ontario health system through,
(i) health system operational management and co-ordination,
(ii) health system performance measurement and management, evaluation, monitoring and reporting,
(iii) health system quality improvement,
(iv) clinical and quality standards development for patient care and safety,
(v) knowledge dissemination,
(vi) patient engagement and patient relations,
(vii) digital health, information technology and data management services, and
(viii) support of health care practitioner recruitment and retention

The proposed regulation would require that, following consultation with the ministry, Ontario Health enter into an agreement with each entity about respective roles and responsibilities.

Under the proposed regulation, any entity that was selected as a French language health planning entity under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 would be deemed to be specified as a French language health planning entity under the CCA for a period of five years from the date of its specification under LHSIA, at which time the specification would expire, unless the entity is re-specified.

Contact Address:
Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care
Strategic Policy, Planning & French Language Services
Indigenous, French Language and Priority Populations Branch
438 University Avenue, 4th Floor
Toronto ON M5G 2K8
Effective Date:
March 18, 2021