Act

Termination of Amendments to Regulatory Requirements for Adoption Agencies to Transition the Sector Back to Regular Service

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 155/18
Instrument Type:
Act
Bill or Act:
Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Summary of Decision:
The ministry is transitioning adoption agencies back to regular practice following the end of the emergency by terminating certain provisions of O. Reg. 155/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 that came into force on May 8, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and public health recommendations. These provisions permitted adoption agencies (i.e., children's aid societies and adoption licensees) to depart from requirements for in-person home visits after a child has been placed on adoption probation.

Section 99.1 of O.Reg 155/18 has been amended so that, as of September 18, 2020, adoption agencies will not longer be permitted to deviate from the requirement for home
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
20-MCCSS006
Posting Date:
Summary of Proposal:
The ministry is supporting adoption agencies to transition back to regular practice following the end of the emergency by terminating certain provisions in O. Reg. 155/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 that came into force on May 8, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and public health recommendations. These provisions permitted adoption agencies (i.e., children's aid societies and adoption licensees) to depart from requirements for in-person home visits after a child has been placed on adoption probation.

Section 99.1 of O.Reg 155/18 has been amended so that, as of September 18, 2020 , adoption agencies will no longer be permitted to deviate from the requirement for a home visit.
Contact Address:
101 Bloor Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON, M5S 3L7
Effective Date:
September 17, 2020
Decision:
Approved