Proposed Amendment 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 (LTCHA) has been amended to permit nursing students on clinical placements in long-term care homes to administer drugs, with appropriate education, training and supervision. The amendment came into effect on July 19th, 2013.
June 18, 2013
Summary of Proposal:
The Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA) and the Regulation 79/10 (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 of Health and Long-Term Care proposes to make an amendment to the Regulation to allow nursing students to administer drugs in LTC homes under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) where the student is fulfilling their educational requirements to become an RN or RPN in Ontario, if certain conditions are met. A description of the proposed regulatory amendments is 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
Aging and Long-Term Care Unit
56 Wellesley Street West, 9th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2J9
July 19, 2013