Oversight of Health Facilities and Devices Act, 2017

Oversight of Health Facilities and Devices Act, 2017

2017, passed Third Reading and received Royal Assent from the Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC). Part of Bill 160 is Schedule 9, the Oversight of Health Facilities and Devices Act (OHFDA) which when proclaimed into effect, will replace the Independent Health Facilities Act.

The Community Health Facilities program, on behalf of Lynn Guerriero, Assistant Deputy Minister, Negotiations and Accountability Management Division, advised all licensees of this via email.

Links to the ministry’s December 12 news release and backgrounder are provided below:

News Release: Ontario Passes Legislation to Strengthen Transparency in Health Care
English | French

Backgrounder: Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017
English | French

As licensees were advised on December 21, 2017, the date on which the OHFDA may be proclaimed into force is not known, and at present, the Independent Health Facilities Act, its regulations and the ministry’s policies in support of the Independent Health Facilities program remain in effect.

Should you have any questions about the information provided, or if you did not receive this communication please send an email to the Community Health Facilities program at: CHF@ontario.ca.

January 31, 2019

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