Ontario HIV Coalition Submission re: Bill 68

Letter to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, attention Jocelyn McCauley, Clerk

March 6, 2019

As organizations involved in the response to HIV in Ontario, we write to express our concerns with certain provisions in the recently introduced Bill 68 (Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019) – and specifically the provisions in Schedule 7 that amend the existing Mandatory Blood Testing Act, 2006 that provides for compulsory testing for HIV, viral hepatitis or potentially other infectious diseases in certain circumstances.