Regulation - LGIC

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Summary of Decision:
Following consultations with long-term care partners, the following regulatory amendments came into force on April 1, 2016:

• Defined "2015 Design Manual" and included references to this Manual in the definitions of "private room", "semi-private room" and "standard room" as well as in the lighting requirements;

• Dissolved the Board of Management (BoM) for District of Algoma and revoked Schedule 1 of the Regulation relating to this BoM;

• Allowed compliance relating to the minimum staffing hours for food service workers to be determined by an inspector, including the Director; and

• Revoked the exemption for licensees of alternative settings relating to the designated lead for the religious and spiritual practices program.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
October 21, 2015
Summary of Proposal:
The Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 and Ontario Regulation 79/10 are the main legislative authority for safeguarding resident rights, improving the quality of care, and improving the accountability of long-term care homes for the care, treatment and well-being of over 78,000 residents.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care proposes to make amendments to the Regulation relating to: the 2015 Design Manual, qualifications for personal support workers, lighting, food service workers hours and beds in abeyance, as well as to revoke the Schedule relating to the Board of Management for District of Algoma and the exemption relating to the religious and spiritual practices program in alternative settings.

Descriptions of the proposed regulatory amendments are available in English and French. These materials are available for download in PDF format below.

Should you wish to forward supporting materials as attachment to your comments to the Regulatory Registry, you may send to the following email address:
Contact Address:
11th Floor, 1075 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2B1
Effective Date:
April 1, 2016