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The Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office protects and promotes the rights and entitlements of Ontarians with mental illness through advocacy, rights advice and education.




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PPAO concerned with Retirement Home Act draft regulations

On April 8, 2011, the PPAO filed submissions to the Ontario Senior's Secretariat regarding the recently drafted Regulations under the Retirement Homes Act (S.O. 2010, Ch. 11). Certain sections of the Act remain inoperative until the Regulations come into force, including important protections on background checks and vulnerable sector screenings, the use of restraints in retirement homes, assessment and care planning with the participation of the resident, and the availability of rights advice to particularly vulnerable residents.

The PPAO raised additional concerns related to the potential use of covert medication and recommended that the prescribed use of restraints will inevitably lead to abuses without significantly enhanced protections.

Attachments:
11.04.08 - RHA Regs 2011 - PPAO.pdf    
   

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