Certification of residences for the elderly: the Québec Ombudsperson comments on Bill 16 before the Committee on Health and Social Services | Protecteur du Citoyen
September 6, 2011

Certification of residences for the elderly: the Québec Ombudsperson comments on Bill 16 before the Committee on Health and Social Services

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While welcoming the intention behind Bill 16 to increase protection for the elderly lodged in certified private residences, the Québec Ombudsperson cautions against the possible negative impacts of some of the changes proposed. "Some of the amendments introduced by the bill seem to me to be more a matter of easing for the benefit of operators than of tightening for the benefit of residents," she said.