O. Reg. 138/11: GENERAL
filed May 6, 2011 under Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, S.O. 2007, c. 8Skip to content
ontario regulation 138/11
made under the
Long-term care homes act, 2007
Made: May 4, 2011
Filed: May 6, 2011
Published on e-Laws: May 9, 2011
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: May 21, 2011
Amending O. Reg. 79/10
1. The definition of “standard room” in section 1 of Ontario Regulation 79/10 is amended by striking out “or” at the end of subclause (b) (i) and by adding the following subclause:
(i.1) a room with two beds that is occupied by spouses on or after April 1, 2011, so long as the room continues to be occupied by the spouses, or
2. Section 207 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsections:
(2.1) The licensee shall determine whether or not a resident who occupied a room with his or her spouse and who continues to occupy a bed in that room wishes to request a transfer to basic accommodation and, where the resident so wishes and makes a request, the licensee shall place the name of the resident on the transfer list.
(2.2) The licensee shall make the determination under subsection (2.1) within 30 days after the day the spouse ceases to occupy the room with the resident.
3. Subsection 253 (13) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:
(13) A resident who has not entered into an agreement mentioned in subsection (13.1) shall not be charged more than the amount payable for basic accommodation where the resident continues to occupy a bed in a room that was occupied with his or her spouse, and,
(a) the spouse no longer occupies the room with the resident;
(b) the resident has requested a transfer to basic accommodation in the home; and
(c) the resident has not yet been transferred to basic accommodation in the home in accordance with subsection 207 (5).
(13.1) A resident shall enter into an agreement with the licensee for preferred accommodation, in accordance with paragraph 2 of subsection 91 (1) of the Act, where the resident wishes to continue to occupy a bed in a room that was occupied with his or her spouse and that room has ceased to be a standard room, and where the resident does not enter into an agreement, the licensee may transfer the resident to a standard room in accordance with subsection 207 (5), as if the resident had requested a transfer to a basic accommodation at the time the room ceased to be a standard room.
4. This Regulation shall be deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2011.