In the province of British Columbia there is legislation to protect adults and children receiving care in licensed residential community care facilities. This legislation is the Community Care and Assisted Living Act and the Residential Care Regulation. Individuals providing care to more than two individuals, not related to them, are required to be licensed, and to provide care in a licensed setting.
Care means supervision that is provided to:
a child or youth through a residential care facility;
an adult who is vulnerable because of family circumstances, age, disability, illness or frailty; and dependent on caregivers for continuing assistance or direction in the form of 3 or more prescribed services.
Prescribed services are defined in the Community Care and Assisted Living Regulation as:
regular assistance with activities of daily living, including eating, mobility, dressing, grooming, bathing or personal hygiene;
central storage of medication, distribution of medication, administering medication or monitoring the taking of medication;
maintenance or management of the cash resources or other property of a resident or person in care;
monitoring of food intake or of adherence to therapeutic diets;
structured behaviour management and intervention;
psychosocial rehabilitative therapy or intensive physical rehabilitative therapy.
Licensing Officers inspect, license and monitor over 200 licensed residential care facilities in the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Please note the Contact Info on the following information sheets has changed to:
|South Island Address
201-771 Vernon Avenue
|Central Island Address
29 - 1925 Bowen Road
|North Island Address|
200 -1100 Island Highway
Campbell River, B.C.
All documents are Adobe PDF
Care Plan Information for Caregivers in Residential Facilities
Filing a Complaint
First Aid Supplies for Residential Facilities
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act
Health and Safety Plans
Licensing of Residential Facilities
Patients Bill of Rights
Policies and Procedures
Release of Persons in Care from Residential Care Facilities
Reportable and non Reportable Incidents
Residential Care Inspection Checklist
Use of Restraints in Residential Care Facilities
Temporary Relocation of Residential Care Facility
Tobacco Control Act and Licensed Residential Care Facilities in BC
Understanding the complaint process- Bill of Rights
What is an Exemption