December 7, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.
Bill 66–Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018
This Bill was introduced by Hon. Todd Smith (Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade), Government. It was carried on First Reading on Dec 6, 2018.
This Bill amends and repeals several Acts.
Schedule 8 (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) of the Bill amends the following sections in the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 :
- Subsection 44(10) – Remove the Director from the list of persons who must be provided a written notice if the licensee withholds approval for admission.
- Section 106 – The Director is allowed to determine how public consultations will be conducted
- Section 112 – The Director is allowed to issue non-renewable temporary emergency licenses for a term of not more than 1 year to accommodate persons affected by a temporary emergency
- Section 113 – Repealed but any short term authorizations given by the Director before the day of repeal continue to be valid until their authorization period expires
More Information: Bill 66
No new and approved regulations.
Articles of Interest
What’s happening in our city this weekend: