BILL NO. 72
3rd Session, 63rd General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Private Member's Bill
Homes for Special Care Act
Cole Harbour–Eastern Passage
First Reading: March 30, 2021
Clause 1 adds definitions of "supportive living" and "supportive living facility" to the Homes for Special Care Act.
Clause 3 allows the Governor in Council to make regulations respecting supportive living and supportive living facilities, including prescribing standards.
An Act to Amend Chapter 203
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Homes for Special Care Act,
to Provide for Supportive Living
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
- (p) "supportive living" means an intermediate level of long-term care that provides greater assistance than home care, but less than residential care and includes
- (i) supervision and support for residents at all times,
(q) "supportive living facility" means any building or place, or part of a building or place, required to be approved by the Minister where supportive living care is provided to three or more persons but does not include
- (i) a place maintained by a person to whom the residents are related by blood or marriage,
2 Chapter 203 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 3 the following Section:
- 3A (1) Subject to subsection (2), a supportive living facility must meet the same requirements for licensing and operation as a residential care facility and the provisions of this Act governing residential care facilities apply to supportive living facilities mutatis mutandis.
3 Subsection 19(1) of Chapter 203, as amended by Chapter 9 of the Acts of 2007 and Chapter 17 of the Acts of 2010, is further amended by striking out clause (f) and substituting the following clauses:
- (f) respecting the persons or classes of persons to be admitted and maintained in a facility, a supportive living facility, a nursing home and a home;
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