Regulation - LGIC

Homes for Special Care Funding Rate Increase

Regulation Number(s):
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 636 General
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Homes for Special Care Act
Summary of Decision:
Made: May 31, 2017
Filed: June 14, 2017
Published on e-Laws: June 14, 2017
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: July 1, 2017
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new administrative cost for business.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
March 21, 2017
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.
Contact Address:
Mental Health and Addictions Branch, 8th Floor, 80 Grosvenor Street Hepburn Block, Queen's Park
Toronto ON M7A 1R3
Effective Date:
July 1, 2017