In December 2002, the Ontario Government passed Bill 198, the legislation that modifies automobile insurance legislation in the province. Draft regulations for Bill 198 were released in late February 2003. This issue of the Accident Benefit Reporter provides comment on some of the important changes to auto insurance law that will be of interest to Health Care Professionals. Full text of the legislation, draft regulations and the accompanying charts can be found on our web site at www.thomsonrogers.com/ontario-auto-insurance-changes.
Thomson Rogers was invited to make oral submissions to the Government concerning some of these changes on March 4th, 2003. Additionally, a written submission was prepared and submitted on March 14th, 2003. Our written submission is available on our web site.
The final version of Bill 198 and its regulations is expected to become law in the first half of this year.
Thomson Rogers is currently working with Health Care Professionals and local Brain Injury Associations across the province to arrange a series of workshops and conferences designed to inform interested parties about the auto insurance changes. Visit our Upcoming Events page for further information.