In the province of British Columbia there is legislation to protect children and adults receiving care in licensed community care facilities. This legislation is the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, Child Care Licensing Regulation and Residential Care Regulation. Licensed facilities include:
Residential facilities: Hospice, Mental Health and Substance Use, Long Term Care, Community Living, and Acquired Injury
Child Day Care Facilities: Group Child Care (Under 36 Months), Group Child Care (30 Months to School Age). Preschool (30 Months to School Age), Group Child Care (School Age), Family Child Care, Occasional Child Care, Multi-Age Child Care, and In-Home Multi-Age Child Care
A Medical Health Officer, appointed under the Health Act, has explicit duties under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act such as issuing licenses, inspecting licensed facilities and investigating complaints that an unlicensed facility is being operated. The Medical Health Officer delegates these duties to be carried out by Licensing staff on a daily basis.
Licensing Officers and Licensing Nutritionists inspect, license and monitor over 1,300 licensed community care facilities in the Island Health region.
Change of Manager
Filing a Complaint
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act
Health and Safety Plans
Licensing Community Care Facilities
Missing or Wandering
Reportable and Non-Reportable Incidents
Records and Documentation
Second Hand Smoke
TB Screening and Testing
What is an Exemption?
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