Regulatory Amendment to Ontario Regulation 682
Bill or Act:
The Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act
Summary of Decision:
Regulation 682 under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act has been amended by changing references to the "Colorectal Cancer Screening Registry" with "Ontario Cancer Screening Registry."
March 1, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
In April 2008, the Colorectal Cancer Screening Registry was established under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004. The Colorectal Cancer Screening Registry was subsequently cited under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act, Ontario Regulation 682, and requires laboratories to report the results to Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) in respect of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Registry.
To meet the screening needs of persons without a health care provider, laboratories are provided the authority to accept test kits from these persons directly without a signed requisition from a health care provider, and to share these results with CCO.
As a part of the Integrated Cancer Screening (ICS) Strategy, the ICS Cabinet Minute directs the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) to continue and maintain the functionality of the current Colorectal Cancer Screening Registry ? operated by Cancer Care Ontario ? and expand it to encompass breast and cervical cancer to enable the implementation of key components of the ICS program.
At this time, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care seeks approval to amend Ontario Regulation 682 under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act to reflect the name change from Colorectal Cancer Screening Registry to the Ontario Cancer Screening Registry to align with the PHIPA amendment.
Frances Chan, Performance Improvement and Compliance Branch, 55 St. Clair Avenue W., 8th Floor, Suite 800, Toronto,
Royal Assent Date:
May 31, 2011