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ORDER TO TRANSFER AND DISSOLVE ONTARIO TELEMEDICINE NETWORK ("OTN")

MADE UNDER PART V OF THE CONNECTING CARE ACT, 2019, S.O. 2019, CH.5, SCHED. 1

WHEREAS:

  1. In furtherance of the Government's plan to implement a new model of integrated health care delivery in Ontario, the Government enacted the Connecting Care Act, 2019 (the "Act") under which a single provincial agency - Ontario Health - will assume centralized responsibility for most of the functions of more than twenty health agencies;
  2. Subsection 40(1) of the Act confers authority on the Minister of Health (the "Minister") to issue orders transferring into Ontario Health all or part of the staff, assets, liabilities, rights and obligations of an organization listed under subsection 40(2) of the Act, including an organization that is prescribed in accordance with paragraph 8 of that subsection (a "Transferor");
  3. In accordance with paragraph 8 of subsection 40(2) of the Act, OTN was prescribed as a Transferor under Ontario Regulation 390/19;
  4. Under subsection 40(3) of the Act, the Minister provided Ontario Health and OTN with a notification letter dated March 10, 2020 advising of the Minister's intention to transfer OTN into Ontario Health;
  5. Subsection 43(1) of the Act authorizes the Minister to make an order to dissolve a Transferor;
  6. The Minister wishes to transfer and subsequently dissolve OTN effective as of April 1, 2020.

THEREFORE:

  1. The Minister orders:
    1. pursuant to subsection 40(1) of the Act, that:
      1. all assets, liabilities, rights and obligations, and all records relating thereto, of OTN are transferred to Ontario Health; and
      2. all employees of OTN and related records, rights and obligations are transferred to Ontario Health; and
    2. pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Act, that OTN be dissolved.
  2. In accordance with section 43 of the Act, the appointments to the OTN board which are in effect immediately before the dissolution of OTN are terminated.
  3. This Order takes effect on April 1, 2020.

Original signed by

Christine Elliott
Minister of Health

Dated on this 13th day of March 2020

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