New Annual Quality Improvement Plan “Indicators” for Healthcare Organizations

Effective July 19, 2017, healthcare organizations are required to include indicators identified by the Minister in annual quality improvement plans (AQIP) under the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 regulations. Specifically, amendments to the regulations outlined in O. Reg. 280/17 provide that the Minister, after having considered the advice of the Council, may direct a…

Ontario Establishes Shared Health Services Agency for LHINs

The Ontario government has filed a new regulation under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (Act) to further support recent reforms to the province’s frontline healthcare service delivery model. Now in effect, O. Reg. 456/16 formally establishes the “Health Shared Services Ontario” Agency (Agency) pursuant to the regulatory powers set out in section 39…

Regulation Filed for Personal Emergency Leave in Auto Sector

On November 21, 2016, the Ontario government filed O. Reg. 370/16, amending O. Reg. 502/06 (Terms and Conditions of Employment in Defined Industries – Automobile Manufacturing, Automobile Parts Manufacturing, Automobile Parts Warehousing and Automobile Marshalling) made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). O. Reg. 370/16 adds section 4, “personal emergency leave,” to O. Reg. 502/06…

Ontario PRPP Legislation Now in Force

On November 8, 2016, the Ontario Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act (Act) came into force. As we previously reported, pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs) are a relatively new type of savings plan, operating much like a defined contribution pension plan that holds assets pooled together from multiple participating employers and employees. PRPPs are administered by…

Extended Solvency Relief for Broader Public Sector Plans

On October 31, 2016, the Ontario government filed new regulations under the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) to implement additional solvency funding relief for certain broader public sector (BPS) plans. Subsequent solvency funding relief re stage two. Effective October 31, 2016, O. Reg. 350/16, amending O. Reg. 178/11 (Solvency Funding Relief For Certain Public Sector Pension…