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O. Reg. 179/05: GENERAL

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ontario regulation 179/05

made under the

trillium gift of life network act

Made: April 20, 2005
Filed: April 20, 2005
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: May 7, 2005


Classes of facility

1. The following are prescribed as classes of facilities for the purposes of the Act:

1. Class A (Hospitals).

2. Class B (Hospitals).

3. Class C (Hospitals).

4. Class D (Tissue Banks).

5. Class E (Transplant Service).

6. Class F (Laboratory Service).

Designations as members of a class

2. Entities are designated as members of prescribed classes of facilities as follows:

1. Any hospital that provides neuro-surgical or trauma services is a member of Class A (Hospitals).

2. Any hospital that does not meet the requirements set out in paragraph 1 and that is able to make a neurological determination of death (“NDD”) in accordance with the medically accepted standards for NDD in Ontario is a member of Class B (Hospitals).

3. Any hospital that does not meet the requirements set out in paragraph 1 or 2 is a member of Class C (Hospitals).

4. Any hospital, health facility or university that participates in the collection, screening, processing, storage or distribution of tissue for transplantation is a member of Class D (Tissue Banks).

5. Any hospital that transplants organs for the direct clinical benefit of patients is a member of Class E (Transplant Service).

6. Any laboratory as defined in section 5 of the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act is a member of Class F (Laboratory Service) if it performs at least one of the following tests, and is licensed to do so:

i. tests required to complete standardized screening of potential organ or tissue donors for infectious diseases,

ii. histocompatibility testing of potential organ donors.


3. Members of Class C (Hospitals) are exempt from the application of section 8.1 of the Act.


4. This Regulation comes into force on the later of the day that section 8.2 of the Act is proclaimed in force and the day this Regulation is filed.

Made by:

George Smitherman

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

Date made: April 20, 2005.