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Daycare arrival, tow truck industry changes among new Ontario regulations in effect

Daycare safe-arrival rules and tow-truck industry changes are among several new laws and regulations taking effect in Ontario today.

All child-care operators must now develop a policy outlining how they will closely monitor the arrival of children.

The changes are intended to prevent the rare, but horrendous deaths of young children inadvertently left in hot cars.

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Several changes to the tow-truck industry are also now in force, including new customer rights.

Those will include the right to provide consent to tow a car, where it will be towed, access to the vehicle after the fact and rights related to invoices and payments.

The province will also take over the tow-truck licensing regime from municipalities and will require certification of all towing operators and vehicle storage companies.

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Other new regulations now in effect will allow Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner to fine individuals or organizations who inappropriately access or share a patient’s personal health information.

Ontario is also adding several organisms to the invasive species list, including killer shrimp, most crayfish and several plants such as the tree-of-heaven.

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