Regulation 257/00 under the Ambulance Act
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations on September 17, 2010 as Reg. 368/10, amending Regulation 257/00 under the Ambulance Act. Printed in the Ontario Gazette on October 2, 2010.
August 5, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
Upper-tier municipalities and designated delivery agents are responsible for the proper provision of land ambulance services, and the ministry is responsible for land ambulance communication (dispatch) services, both of which are required to establish ambulance and dispatch response time performance plans and subsequently to report actual response times, on the dates specified in the Regulation, for specific types of medical emergency that are time sensitive. The current regulatory provisions require that this process must commence, with the establishment of such plans, as of October 1, 2010. A two year extension for the commencement of this process, to October 1, 2012, is being sought as municipalities, designated delivery agents and ambulance communication services believe that the extension of time is essential in order to provide them with additional data relating to frequency and type of emergency calls occurring in each area and therefore provide better information upon which to base their response time plans. (As a result, a two-year extension of the reporting requirement is also being proposed).
Emergency Health Services Branch, 6th Floor, 5700 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2M 4K5
September 15, 2010