Published: April 1, 2020

1. Purpose of the funding

To better support the maintenance and improvement of the quality in long-term care homes, the ministry is revising the approach for funding the accreditation premium.

Effective July 1, 2018, the Accreditation Premium Memorandum dated March 25, 2010, as referred to in schedule A of the letter of agreement for the ministry’s Direct Funding to Long-Term Care Homes (DFA), will be replaced with the LTCH Quality Attainment Premium Funding Policy, which shall be an applicable policy under the applicable LTC Home Service Accountability Agreement (LSAA) with the appropriate Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCS). The transfer payment program to which the accreditation premium memorandum referred to as “the accreditation premium” under the DFA, will instead be referred to as “Quality Attainment Premium (QAP) funding”, and governed by this policy.

The ministry may revise or issue clarifications of this policy from time to time.

2. Terms and conditions of the funding advance

Effective July 1, 2018, all long-term care homes with an LSAA will be advanced the QAP per diem funding each month based on the number of licensed or approved beds in operation, subject to the home’s LSAA.

The QAP per diem will be paid as a supplementary line under the Other Accommodation envelope.

Please see the Long-Term Care Homes Level-of-Care Per Diem Funding Summary for the specific amount for the applicable period. The per diem amount is set by the Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC) and is updated by the ministry from time to time as part of the Long-Term Care Homes Level-of-Care Per Diem Funding Summary.

3. Reconciliation and retention of the funding