Private seniors' residences: the Québec Ombudsman comments on a draft regulation that raises questions | Protecteur du Citoyen
July 17, 2012

Private seniors' residences: the Québec Ombudsman comments on a draft regulation that raises questions

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Today, the Québec Ombudsman is releasing a brief presented to the Minister for Social Services, regarding the draft Regulation respecting the conditions for obtaining a certificate of compliance and the operating standards for a private seniors' residence.

Among other results, the draft regulation will exclude certain types of residences from the government certification process. Is this really in the best interest of the clientele for which we would like to ensure safety and the best living environment? The brief reviews a series of the Québec Ombudsman's concerns and includes 12 recommendations to offer concrete, reliable guarantees to seniors living in private residences.