BILL NO. 47
1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
66 Elizabeth II, 2017
Private Member's Bill
Homes for Special Care Act
The Honourable Jamie Baillie
First Reading: October 13, 2017
This Bill establishes a Seniors' Bill of Rights for seniors in a residential care facility, a nursing home or a home for aged or disabled persons and provides for its display and enforcement.
An Act to Amend Chapter 203
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Homes for Special Care Act,
to Establish a Seniors' Bill of Rights
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Subsection 2(1) of Chapter 203 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Homes for Special Care Act, as amended by Chapter 17 of the Acts of 2010, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (m) the following clause:
(m) the right to pursue social, cultural, religious, spiritual and other interests, to develop the senior's potential and to be given reasonable assistance to pursue those interests and to develop that potential.
(3) A resident senior may enforce the Seniors' Bill of Rights against the licensee as though the senior and licensee had entered into a contract under which the licensee had fully agreed to fully respect and promote all of the rights set out in the Seniors' Bill of Rights.
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