Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Part VI, Funding) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Ontario Regulation 79/10
Ontario Regulation 108/12
Ontario Regulation 109/12
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Summary of Decision:
All proposed regulatory amendments were approved, including clarifications made to the resident income calculation used to determine the rate reduction for residents in basic accommodation.
The Ministry also revoked Regulation 787 to meet the cap and trade requirements for regulatory amendments. Regulation 787 has not been in effect since 1995.
February 24, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) offers a reduction in long-term care home (LTCH) accommodation rates for eligible long-stay residents residing in basic accommodation. The rate reduction system aims to mitigate the risk of financial hardship to residents who, despite having exhausted all available income supports, are unable to afford the basic accommodation rate.
After a period of implementing and monitoring the new rate reduction system, the MOHLTC is proposing amendments to the current Regulation under the LTCHA that would clarify the resident income that is to be taken into account when determining the rate reduction for residents in basic accommodation.
The proposed amendments would also extend the time to submit rate reduction applications, reduce unnecessary administrative burden relating to the rate reduction system and include other technical changes. The proposed amendments would respond to comments and concerns received from residents and their advocates as well as the LTCH sector.
In addition, the proposed regulatory amendments would include technical changes to refer to the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010.
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July 1, 2012