Human Resources Legislative Update
New Quality Assurance Regulations Filed for Defined Service Agencies
Date: August 12, 2010
On August 7, 2010, the Ontario government published a regulation under the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008, which is not yet in force.
O. Reg. 299/10 establishes comprehensive quality assurance measures for defined service agencies. These measures specifically relate to human resources practices, such as orientation and training of employees and volunteers and police records checks, among other matters.
The regulation and parts of the Act come into force on January 1, 2011, with certain exceptions.