Proposed amendments to Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Summary of Decision:
Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 has been amended related to Convalescent Care Program admissions, specialized unit admissions and discharge, staffing qualifications, and critical incident reporting. These amendments are intended to bolster Ontario?s Senior Strategy by allowing for more timely access to long-term care (LTC) home beds and more time to be spent on resident care, by qualified staff, in appropriate surroundings.
December 18, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
The LTCHA and the Regulation came into force on July 1, 2010 and are the single legislative authority for safeguarding resident rights, improving the quality of care, and improving the accountability of long-term care (LTC) homes for the care, treatment and well-being of over 75,000 residents.
The Ministry proposes to make amendments to the Regulation relating to the admission to Convalescent Care Program beds, qualifications for staff, admission to and discharge from specialized units and reporting of critical incidents.
A description of the proposed regulatory amendments are available in English and French. These materials are available for download in PDF format below.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Health System Strategy and Policy Division
Health Policy and Care Standards Branch
Aging and Long-Term Care Unit
56 Wellesley Street West, 9th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2J9
September 15, 2013