March 29, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.
Bill PR79 – Kingston Health Sciences Centre Act, 2018
Introduced by Sophie Kiwala, MPP (Kingston and the Islands), Government, the Private Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills on March 27, 2018.
On March 31, 2017, Kingston General Hospital (“KGH”) and Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph of Hotel Dieu of Kingston (“Hotel Dieu Hospital”) voluntarily integrated to become Kingston Health Sciences Centre (“KHSC”). KHSC has applied for special legislation to provide that all gifts, trusts, bequest, devices and grants of property to KGH or Hotel Dieu Hospital, or to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation for the benefit of either of them, shall be used for KHSC for the purposes for which they would have been used had the two hospital not integrated.
If passed, this Bill would grant the application.
For more information: http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&Intranet=&BillID=5655
Previously Report Bills
No updates to previously reported bills.
REG. 4/01: Approved Acts of Executors and Trustees
O.REG. 4/01 of the Charities Account Act will be amended on April 1, 2018 to allows directors of charities and “persons connected to a director” to receive payment for goods, services or facilities rendered under certain circumstances. This is a departure from existing charitable common law that prohibits directors of charities from receiving financial benefit, unless permitted by a court order.
The amended regulation sets out what a charity has to do in order to make a payment to a director or “person connected to a director”:
- what payments or remunerations to directors do not apply;
- how payments are to be made; and
- what boards must consider before authorizing payment.
For more information: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/010004
No new proposed regulations
Articles of Interest
What’s happening in our city this weekend: