Bill 203, More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 – Legislative Assembly of Ontario

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Bill enacts the More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 which requires the Minister to respect and promote certain rights for persons receiving care, support or services in congregate care settings and their designated caregivers.  The Minister is also required to safely integrate designated caregivers that were excluded because of the COVID-19 pandemic back into congregate care settings.  The Minister is also required to improve respect for the role of the designated caregiver within congregate care settings and to develop and implement a caregiving strategy in consultation with specified stakeholders.  The strategy is to be reviewed and updated every five years and is to be published on a Government website.  An interim strategy that incorporates the rights of individuals receiving care, support or services in congregate care settings to have meaningful access to their designated caregiver is to be in effect for the first year.

https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-42/session-1/bill-203

Bill 203 Original (PDF)

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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