Human Resources Legislative Update
Excellent Care For All Act Regulations Filed
Date: December 8, 2010
On December 2, 2010, the Ontario government filed the following regulations under the Excellent Care For All Act (the “Act”):
- O. Reg. 444/10 (Executives), defining public hospital executives for the purposes of section 1 of the Act to include certain members of senior management, chiefs of staff of the hospital and the chief nursing executive of the hospital as defined in Regulation 965 (Hospital Management) under the Public Hospitals Act; and
- O. Reg. 445/10 (General), setting out the rules applicable to the composition of Quality Committees, and the composition and powers of the Ontario Health Quality Councils and their members. In part, the regulation expressly addresses the Councils’ power to collect “de-identified personal health information” for the purposes of carrying out their functions and making their reports.