The Bill amends the Residents’ Bill of Rights set out in section 3 of the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021 by adding the right of residents not to be separated from their spouse upon admission but to have accommodation made available for both spouses so that they may continue to live together.
Bill 21 2022
An Act to amend the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021 to provide spouses with the right to live together in a home
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1 Subsection 3 (1) of the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021 is amended by adding the following paragraph:
7.1 Every resident who requires care and is admitted to the home to receive that care has the right upon admission not to be separated from their spouse and to have appropriate accommodation made available for both spouses to live together in the home.
2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3 The short title of this Act is the Fixing Long-Term Care Amendment Act (Till Death Do Us Part), 2022.