BILL NO. 99
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
64 Elizabeth II, 2015
Private Member's Bill
Continuing-care Accountability Act
The Honourable David A. Wilson
First Reading: April 22, 2015
WHEREAS by Order in Council dated April 6, 1993, the licensing and funding of residential care facilities and nursing homes pursuant to the Homes For Special Care Act was assigned by the Governor in Council from the Minister of Community Services to the Minister of Health and Wellness;
AND WHEREAS the Department of Health and Wellness establishes policies and procedures for placing persons as residents in residential care facilities and nursing homes, and manages the list of persons awaiting placement in facilities and homes;
AND WHEREAS reducing wait times for placing persons in residential care facilities and nursing homes is important to ensure timely access to the facilities and homes by those most in need, as well as to ensure effective financial management of government funds;
(e) the number of persons and the cost per person during the reporting year for the accommodation and the care of any person on the waiting list, who during the waiting period was not residing in premises that were that person's own residence or the residence of a family member; and
(f) the number of persons and the cost per person during the reporting year, for home care, for any person on the waiting list who during the waiting period was residing in that person's own residence or in the residence of a family member.
(2) The Minister shall table the annual report in the Assembly if the Assembly is then sitting or, where the Assembly is not then sitting, file it with the Clerk of the Assembly within 15 days following the end of the reporting year to which the report relates.
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