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SUBMISSION: OHC’s Response to 2nd Set of Draft Regulations under Bill 140 the Long-Term Care Homes Act

Posted: October 15, 2009

(October 15, 2009)

Our analysis and response to the second set of draft regulations put out by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Once these regulations are completed, the new Long Term Care Homes Act (Bill 140) will come into effect. The regulations, under the Act, provide detail about the provisions in the Act. Notable is that there is no minimum care standard. The new draft regulations contain very few required program standards and criteria and no outcomes. At the same time, the Ministry is undertaking a “Compliance Transformation” process. It is not clear how inspectors will be able to provide evidence of breaches of requirements if there are no clear requirements.

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