Legislation

Ministry Statutes

The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care is responsible for the administration of the following statutes:

  1. Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Research Foundation Act
  2. Ambulance Act
  3. Brain Tumour Awareness Month Act, 2001
  4. Broader Public Sector Accountability Act (in respect of sections 5, 6, 8 , 14, 15, 17, 18 and 20)
  5. Cancer Act
  6. Chase McEachern Act (Heart Defibrillator Civil Liability), 2007
  7. Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (in respect of core mental health services for children and youth; and except in respect of section 151, 222-227, 333, paragraph 10 of section 344, paragraphs 14-20 of subsection 346(1), paragraph 1 of section 349)
  8. Commitment to the Future of Medicare Act, 2004
  9. Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act
  10. Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act
  11. Excellent Care for All Act, 2010
  12. First Responders Day Act, 2013 (responsibility for which is shared with the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services)
  13. Fluoridation Act
  14. Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act
  15. Health Care Consent Act, 1996
  16. Health Facilities Special  Orders Act
  17. Health Insurance Act
  18. Health Protection and Promotion Act (except the powers, duties, function and responsibilities under section 7 as it relates to the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program as described in the standards published under section 7; and any other provision of the Act as it relates to the administration of section 7 respecting that program)
  19. Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, 2017 (not yet in force)
  20. Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015
  21. Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994
  22. Homemakers and Nurses Services Act
  23. Homes for Special Care Act
  24. Immunization of School Pupils Act
  25. Independent Health Facilities Act
  26. Katelyn Bedard Bone Marrow Awareness Month Act, 2010 
  27. Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act
  28. Local Health System Integration Act, 2006
  29. Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
  30. Lung Health Act, 2017 (comes into force June 14, 2018)
  31. Mental Health Act
  32. Ministry of Community and Social Services Act (in respect of core mental health services for children and youth and sections 11.1 and 12 Long-Term Care Programs and Services)
  33. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act
  34. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Appeal & Review Boards Act, 1998
  35. Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010
  36. Nurse Practitioner Week Act, 2016
  37. Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion Act, 2007
  38. Ontario Drug Benefit Act
  39. Ontario Medical Association Dues Act, 1991
  40. Ontario Mental Health Foundation Act
  41. Oversight of Health Facilities and Devices, 2017 (not yet in force)
  42. PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day Act, 2016
  43. Patient Restraints Minimization Act, 2001
  44. Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004
  45. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, Research and Care Act, 2015
  46. Private Hospitals Act
  47. Provincial Framework and Action Plan Concerning Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases Act, 2015
  48. Public Hospitals Act
  49. Quality of Care Information Protection Act, 2016
  50. Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the following 27 health profession-specific statutes:
  51. Safeguarding our Communities Act (Patch for Patch Return Policy), 2015
  52. Skin Cancer Prevention Act (Tanning Beds), 2013
  53. Smoke-Free Ontario Act
  54. Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017
  55. Terry Fox Day Act, 2015
  56. Trillium Gift of Life Network Act
  57. University Health Network Act, 1997
  58. University of Ottawa Heart Institute Act, 1999
  59. Voluntary Blood Donations Act, 2014

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