Legislation

New Regulation under the Health Insurance Act, 1990
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing a new regulation under the Health Insurance Act, 1990 (HIA). The proposed regulation would give the MOHLTC the authority to disclose personal information about physicians to eHealth Ontario for the purposes of providing electronic health services.

The Health Protection and Promotion Amendment Act, 2010
Ontario is taking action to strengthen and better coordinate the province's response to future public health emergencies or events, like a pandemic.

The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010
The proposed Broader Public Sector Accountability Act would bring in new rules and higher accountability standards for hospitals, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs ) and the broader public sector (BPS) around the use of lobbyists, consultants and expenses.

The Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010
The Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010, and its related regulation are effective as of November 1, 2011. This law aims to improve the health and safety of Ontarians by promoting appropriate prescribing and dispensing practices for narcotics and other controlled substances, identifying and reducing the abuse, misuse and diversion of these drugs and reducing the risk of addiction and death from the abuse or misuse of these drugs.

The Excellent Care for All Act, 2010
The Excellent Care for All Act is legislation that will improve quality, value and promote evidence-based health care. It will ensure that future investments get results and improve health while ensuring that the health care system is there for future generations.

Regulated Health Professions Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009
The Ontario government has introduced legislation that, if passed, would improve access to health care for Ontarians by enabling a number of health care professions to provide more services and improve patient safety.

Fairness for Military Families Act (Employment Standards and Health Insurance), 2007
The Ontario government has introduced the Fairness for Military Families Act (Employment Standards and Health Insurance), 2007 in support of military families to ensure they qualify for all provincially funded health services for which Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage is required immediately upon taking residence in Ontario.

Health System Improvements Act, 2007
The government introduced new legislation that will make the health care system more responsive to the needs of the public by strengthening and supporting health professionals and the various programs and services that make up our health care system.

Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007
The government is introducing new legislation that, if passed, will enhance the quality of life for residents of long-term care homes by strengthening enforcement and improving care and accountability.

Transparent Drug System for Patients Act, 2006
The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would, if passed, enable a comprehensive plan to get better value for money which will allow reinvestments to deliver better care to patients.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006
The Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006 establishes a new, self-financing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. The College has the authority to set standards of practice and entry to practice requirements for the profession and to ensure that it is regulated in the public interest.

Local Health System Integration Act, 2006
The Ontario government is changing the delivery of health care services through Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006. The legislation places significant decision-making power at the community level and focuses the local health system on the community's needs.

Health Information Protection Act, 2004
The Health Information Protection Act creates a comprehensive approach to protect health information across the health care system.

Health Protection and Promotion Act : Section 22.1
Section 22.1 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (formerly "Bill 105") requires the taking of blood samples to protect victims of crime, emergency service workers, good Samaritans and other persons.

Commitment to the Future of Medicare Act, 2004
This Act is intended to clearly demonstrate that this Government is committed to the fundamental principles of medicare as laid out in the Canada Health Act.

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