November 30, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.
Bill 63 – Right to Timely Mental Health and Addiction Care for Children and Youth Act, 2018
This Bill was introduced by Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale-High Park), Opposition. It was carried on First Reading on Nov 27, 2018.
This Bill enacts the Right to Timely Mental Health and Addiction Care for Children and Youth Act, 2018, and it requires the Minister to ensure that a person who is less than 26 years old, resides in Ontario and has been deemed to require a mental health or addiction service receive access to the such services within 30 days.
More Information: Bill 63
Bill 64 – Noah and Gregory’s Law (Transition to Adult Developmental Services and Supports), 2018
This Bill was introduced by Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West), Opposition. It was carried on First Reading on Nov 28, 2018.
This Bill amends the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008. This Bill requires the Minister to take certain steps to assist persons receiving a children’s developmental service to transition to services and supports provided under the Act. The eligibility for services and supports would include persons receiving services before turning 18.
More Information: Bill 64
No new and approved regulations.
Articles of Interest
What’s happening in our city this weekend: