Homes for Special Care Funding Rate Increase
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 636 General
Bill or Act:
Homes for Special Care Act
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is working with stakeholders to modernize the Homes for Special Care program.
As a first step toward modernization, it is proposed that section 43 of Regulation 636 under the Homes for Special Care Act be amended, authorizing the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide a 3% increase in the funding rate provided to licensees.
It is proposed that the funding rate per person will increase from $1510.80 to $1556.12 for each full month the tenant receives care in the home. The daily funding rate per person (for periods less than a month) is proposed to increase from $49.67 to $51.16. Higher funding will help offset inflationary increases in operating costs and assist in moving toward best practices.
This rate increase will be effective the first day of the month following approval of the regulation.
March 21, 2017
Comments Due Date:
April 19, 2017
Mental Health and Addictions Branch, 8th Floor, 80 Grosvenor Street Hepburn Block, Queen's Park
Toronto ON M7A 1R3