Residential Care Facility Inspections

Action Plan Commitment: Increase the focus of residential facility inspectors on high risk areas and ensure any necessary changes are made to maintain safety beginning in April 2012.

What does this mean for me?

If you are living in a residential care facility, or know someone who does, you want to be assured that there is protection in place for the health, safety and dignity of the residents who live there. Facilities that are licensed under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act must meet minimum health and safety requirements, and are currently inspected on a routine basis by health authority community care licensing officers.

The new Risk Assessment Tool was developed by the Ministry together with health authorities and includes a Facility Risk Rating that assigns a value of low, medium or high risk to the facility. With information from this Tool, licensing officers will work with the facility operator to identify the actions and preventative measures needed to protect residents.

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