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ontario regulation 208/23

made under the

Health Insurance Act

Made: July 20, 2023
Filed: July 24, 2023
Published on e-Laws: July 24, 2023
Published in The Ontario Gazette: August 12, 2023

Amending Reg. 552 of R.R.O. 1990

(GENERAL)

1. (1) The definition of “registered nurse in the extended class” in subsection 1 (1) of Regulation 552 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is revoked and the following substituted:

“registered nurse in the extended class” means a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario who is a registered nurse and who holds an extended certificate of registration under the Nursing Act, 1991, or a person who is exempted from subsections 11 (1) and (5) of the Nursing Act, 1991 by a regulation made under that Act and who holds, in another Canadian jurisdiction, the equivalent of a certificate of registration in the extended class for registered nurses in Ontario;

(2) The definition of “schedule of benefits” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following paragraph:

45.  Amendments dated June 29, 2023 (effective as of July 24, 2023);

(3) The definition of “schedule of laboratory benefits” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

“schedule of laboratory benefits” means the document published by the Ministry of Health titled “Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services”, dated July 5, 2023 (effective as of July 24, 2023), which is available on a website of the Government of Ontario;

(4) Section 1 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(3) A person who is exempted from the requirement to be a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario under subsections 9 (1) and (3) of the Medicine Act, 1991 by a regulation made under that Act is a prescribed person for the purposes of the definition of “physician” in section 1 of the Act, except with respect to the application of sections 27, 28.2 and 29 of this Regulation.

2. Subsection 28.0.2 (4) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “an Ontario physician who is a specialist” and substituting “a physician who practises medicine in Ontario and who is a specialist”.

3. Subsection 28.5 (4.1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “an Ontario physician who is a specialist” and substituting “a physician who practises medicine in Ontario and who is a specialist”.

4. Clause 37.1 (1) (a) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a)  the physician is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, or is exempted from the requirement to be a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario under subsections 9 (1) and (3) of the Medicine Act, 1991 by a regulation made under that Act;

Commencement

5. This Regulation comes into force on the later of July 24, 2023 and the day this Regulation is filed.