Homes for Special Care Funding Rate Increase
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 636 General
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Homes for Special Care Act
Summary of Decision:
Made: December 13, 2017
Filed: December 15, 2017
Published on e-Laws: December 15, 2017
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: December 30, 2017
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new administrative cost for business.
September 20, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is working with stakeholders to modernize the Homes for Special Care program.
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 $1,556.12 to $1,602.80 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 $51.16 to $52.69. Higher funding will help offset inflationary increases in operating costs and assist in moving toward best practices.
This rate increase is planned to be effective on January 1, 2018 or the date the regulation is filed, whichever is later.
Mental Health and Addictions Branch
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January 1, 2018