Act

Technical and Transitional Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007

Regulation Number(s):
Regulation 79/10
Instrument Type:
Act
Bill or Act:
Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Summary of Decision:
Amendments have been approved to Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007. Under these amendments: Rate reduction: Transitional provisions have been added that permit the Director to defer the implementation of the new rate reduction system until January 1, 2011 and continue the current rate reduction system that was in place prior to the coming into force of O. Reg. 79/10. Cooks qualifications: Provisions have been added to require that only the full-time long-term care home cook hired on or after July 1, 2010 must meet the new qualifications outlined in the Regulation, to provide alternative qualifications for the new full-time cook, and to require that the existing full-time cook who does not have the new qualifications must complete specified training by October 1, 2010. Short-stay programs: A transitional provision was added so that an individual’s admission as a short-stay resident into the respite care or convalescent care program in the calendar year 2010 is counted as part of the annual maximum length of stay permitted for these programs. For details of the Ministry’s changes, please see Link Address.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
10-HLTC037
Posting Date:
September 17, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
Amendments have been approved to Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.

Under these amendments:

Rate reduction:
Transitional provisions have been added that permit the Director to defer the implementation of the new rate reduction system until January 1, 2011 and continue the current rate reduction system that was in place prior to the coming into force of O. Reg. 79/10.

Cooks qualifications:
Provisions have been added to require that only the full-time long-term care home cook hired on or after July 1, 2010 must meet the new qualifications outlined in the Regulation, to provide alternative qualifications for the new full-time cook, and to require that the existing full-time cook who does not have the new qualifications must complete specified training by October 1, 2010.

Short-stay programs:
A transitional provision was added so that an individual’s admission as a short-stay resident into the respite care or convalescent care program in the calendar year 2010 is counted as part of the annual maximum length of stay permitted for these programs.

For details of the Ministry’s changes, please see Link Address.
Contact Address:
Theresa Nowak, Manager, Financial Policies and Procedures
1075 Bay St., Suite 1202, Toronto ON M5S 2B1
Telephone: 416 326-3294
Fax: 416 212-3542

Colleen Sonnenberg, Manger, LTCHA Regulation Project
56 Wellesley St. W, 9th Floor, Toronto ON M5S 2B1
Telephone: 416 212-4666
Fax: 416 326-4684
Effective Date:
July 1, 2010
Decision:
Approved