O. Reg. 14/14: SPECIMEN COLLECTION CENTRES

Link to law: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r14014
Published: 2014-01-31

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ONTARIO REGULATION 14/14

made under the

LABORATORY AND SPECIMEN COLLECTION CENTRE LICENSING ACT

Made: January 29, 2014
Filed: January 31, 2014
Published on e-Laws: January 31, 2014
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: February 15, 2014


Amending Reg. 683 of R.R.O. 1990

(SPECIMEN COLLECTION CENTRES)

1. Subsection 1 (6) of Regulation 683 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is revoked.

2. Section 3 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “taking specimens” in the portion before clause (a) and substituting “taking or collecting specimens”.

3. (1) Clause 5 (a) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act” at the end and substituting “the Act”.

(2) Clause 5 (d) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the centre takes specimens from a patient” at the beginning and substituting “specimens are taken or collected from a patient”.

(3) Clause 5 (e) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the specimens taken from a patient are submitted only to a laboratory licensed under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act” at the beginning and substituting “the specimens taken or collected from a patient are submitted only to a laboratory licensed under the Act”.

4. Section 6 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act” and substituting “the Act”.

5. The Regulation is amended by adding the following section:

7. (1) In this section,

“temporary specimen collection centre” means a specimen collection centre that is established, operated or maintained at a temporary, mobile or portable location.

(2) Despite subsection 9 (3) of the Act, a licence is not required to establish, operate or maintain a temporary specimen collection centre if it is established, operated or maintained by the owner and operator of a specimen collection centre that is licensed under the Act.

(3) Where subsection (2) applies, any conditions or restrictions to which the specimen collection centre’s licence is subject apply with necessary modifications with respect to the temporary specimen collection centre.

(4) Every owner and operator of a temporary specimen collection centre to which subsection (2) applies shall ensure that no specimen taking or collecting is carried out in the centre other than specimen taking or collecting authorized by the specimen collection centre’s licence, and no person employed in the temporary specimen collection centre shall knowingly participate in such specimen taking or collecting.

(5) Subsection 4 (1) does not apply with respect to a temporary specimen collection centre to which subsection (2) applies, but every owner and operator of such a centre shall ensure that the centre has the equipment and furnishings necessary to ensure the integrity of the specimens and the safety and privacy of patients, taking into consideration the list of items set out in that subsection.

Commencement

6. This Regulation comes into force on the later of February 3, 2014 and the day it is filed.

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