A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.
No new bills of interest.
Status of Previously Reported Bills
Bill 160 – Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017
|The Bill is at Third Reading on December 7, 2017|
Bill 174 – Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statue Law Amendment Act, 2017
|Before the Standing Committee on Justice Policy
Proposed and Approved Regulations
A) Regulation 552 – Health Insurance Act
An amendment to regulation 552 is required to align the regulation with the soon-to-be-proclaimed amendments to the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) that will extend eligibility for child protection services to 16 and 17 year old youth through a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA). Under the current CFSA, 16 and 17 year olds are not eligible to receive child protection services from a Society unless a youth is already the subject of a child protection court order.
For more information: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=25751&language=en
B) Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (“CYFSA”) Proposed Regulations
- CYFSA received Royal Assent on June 1, 2017. Proposed regulations that deal with the new personal information privacy framework established under Part X (Personal Information) of the CYFSA are available online for review. The public must make their comments by January 26, 2018.
- Please click on the following for more information about the proposed regulations:
- Exceptions to disclosure of PI for planning and managing services
- Privacy breach notification requirements to an individual
- Record retention, transfer and disposal requirements
- Use of a standardized form by physicians to prevent the disclosure of records of mental health
- Privacy breach notification requirements to the Minister and the IPC
- Service provider use of PI for research purposes
- Prescribed entity and non-prescribed entity/person use of personal information for research purposes
- Prescribing a body for purposes of capacity and substitute decision-making review
- Ministry use of PI for research purposes
- Prescribed reporting to the IPC under Part X (Personal Information) of the CYFSA
- Disclosure for planning and managing services – requirements for non-prescribed entities or persons on the use, security, disclosure, return or disposal of information
- Prescribing requirements/restrictions the prescribed body must comply with in conducting reviews related to determinations of incapacity and substitute decision-making
- Disclosure of PI to prescribed entities
- Province opening 30, 000 more beds across the province over the next decade
- Province increasing capacity for surgeries and post-operative care
Articles of Interest
HIV + Non-disclosure
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