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Health Bulletin

Notice of Changes to Regulations to Strengthen Home Care Services in Ontario

The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, on behalf of the Government of Ontario, is providing information about the approval of amendments to regulations under the four Acts listed below :

These amendments support the government’s strategy to strengthen the quality of home care services, announced on December 15th, 2008.  The amendments recognize and solidify the growing role of the home and community care sector in Ontario’s health care system by enabling innovation in service delivery and strengthening client-centred care.

The amendments to the regulations are necessary to enable :

A summary of the regulations is available in English and French for download in PDF format below. The regulations can be accessed on the Government of Ontario e-Laws website that is available on the Internet at These regulations will come into force on September 18th, 2009.  

If you have any questions about the amendments, please contact Debra Bell, Manager of Long-Term Care and Community Care, at 416-326-0818.

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