On February 1, 2022, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced a new regulation (Reg.) 45/22 - General, made under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act (LSCCLA). The new regulation will regulate the licensing and operations of “laboratory facilities”. O. Reg 45/22 revokes and replaces Reg. 682, (laboratories), and Reg. 683, (specimen collection centres) (SCC). The new regulation comes into effect on July 1, 2022, except for the reporting requirement related to the Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS), which will come into effect on January 1, 2023.
The key changes to the new regulation include:
IQMH has been invited and will participate in a focus group geared at improving the Laboratory Inspection and Licensing Information (LILI) system and its supporting processes to align with O. Reg 45/22 (LSCCLA), and the amendments to the LSCCLA that will come into effect on July 1, 2022.
O. Reg. 45/22: GENERAL can be viewed here: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r22045
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