Human Resources Legislative Update
Bill 28, Registered Human Resources Professional Act, 2011, referred to Committee
Date: March 5, 2012
On March 1, 2012, Bill 28, Registered Human Resources Professional Act, 2011, was referred to the Standing Committee on General Government. Bill 28 is a private member’s bill which is co-sponsored by three Members of Provincial Parliament, one from each of the Liberal, PC and NDP parties.
If passed, Bill 28 will repeal the Registered Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario Act, 1990, and will:
- provide a framework for membership in the Association;
- prohibit the use of specified designations and initials by unauthorized individuals or entities;
- set out procedures to deal with complaints against members of the Association and establish a disciplinary process;
- authorize practice inspections;
- establish procedures for determining whether a member of the Association is incapacitated and provide the capacity committee with the power to take steps to address any incapacity in so far as it affects a member’s practice; and
- provide for the appointment of investigators and inspectors to conduct investigations and inspections under the Act, and set out their powers.
Our FTR Now of December 15, 2011, Legislative Update – A New ESA Leave and Potential Changes to the Regulation of the HR Profession, reviews the changes proposed by Bill 28.
Bill 28 is the reintroduction of Bill 138, Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2010.