Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 related to Boards of Management.
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Summary of Decision:
A board of management is created to be an approved operator of a long-term care home maintained in a territorial district in northern Ontario. A board of management is created under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 when a majority of the municipalities in a single territorial district pass by-laws authorizing the board's establishment.
The regulation provides for specific requirements to allow:
• increases in the amount a Board of Management is able to include in its yearly budget as an operating reserve, to be apportioned to its supporting municipalities;
• expansion of a Board of Management's capacity to borrow for operating purposes subject to specified restrictions; and
• a Board of Management to borrow for capital purposes in specified circumstances
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There are no new costs imposed on a business, Board of Management or municipality.
February 7, 2018
Summary of Proposal:
The Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA) and Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Regulation) 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 treatment, care, and well-being of over 78,000 residents.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing amendments to the Regulation.
Firstly, to increase the maximum Boards of Management reserve for working funds.
Secondly, to expand a Boards of Management capacity to borrow for operating purposes.
Thirdly, to authorize a Boards of Management capacity to borrow for capital purposes.
The Ministry is proposing that the proposed amendments, if approved, would come into effect on April 1, 2018.
Descriptions of the proposed amendments are available in English and French. These materials are available for download below.
For additional details about the proposed amendments, please see the link below for the Notice of Proposed Initial Draft Regulations.
Should you wish to forward supporting materials as attachment to your comments to the Regulatory Registry, you may send to the following email address: Reg79.10PostingComments@ontario.ca.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Health Capital Division
1075 Bay Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 2B1
April 2, 2018