Police Record Checks Reform Act Regulation Amendment to Remove Reference to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
O. Reg. 347/18: EXEMPTIONS
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015
Summary of Decision:
The consequential regulatory amendment to Section 16 of O. Reg. 347/18 "Exemptions" under the PRCRA removes the provision relating to the CICB, following the CICB's dissolution on December 31, 2021 and the repeal of the CVCA effective January 1, 2022. The consequential amendments are minor housekeeping changes to correct references to the CICB.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
This is a consequential amendment to ensure that references to the CICB are revoked as of January 1, 2022. The amendment does not have any impacts on for-profit business, not-for-profits or the Broader Public Sector.
Summary of Proposal:
The PRCRA governs the types of record checks that can be conducted for screening purposes.
Section 16 of O. Reg. 347/18 "Exemptions" made under the PRCRA, sets out the circumstance in which the CICB, while exercising its mandate under the CVCA, is exempted from the PRCRA:
"Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
16. For the purposes of paragraph 9 of subsection 2 (2) of the Act, the Act does not apply in respect of a search requested by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) continued under section 3 of the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act if the search is for the purposes of making determinations regarding financial compensation for alleged victims of crime."
Effective January 1, 2022, the CVCA, which establishes the CICB and for which the Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible, will be repealed.
Therefore, a consequential amendment to O. Reg 347/18 under the PRCRA has been made to revoke s.16 "Criminal Injuries Compensation Board."
Ministry of the Solicitor General, George Drew Bldg 9th Flr, 25 Grosvenor St, Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6
September 24, 2021