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Residents Bill 
Of Rights

Residents Bill Of Rights

The formation of residents’ rights afforded to all persons living in long-term care homes, began in the early 1950’s and grew to 27 distinct rights.  The Ontario Residents’ Bill of Rights is embedded in our provincial legislation, Fixing Long-Term Care Act  (FLTCA), 2021, and accompanying Regulations (O. Reg. 246/22) All long-term care homes in Ontario (including those formerly known as nursing homes, municipal homes for the aged, and charitable homes) are governed by the Fixing Long-Term Care Act. 
The requirements in the LTCHA ensure that residents of these homes receive safe, consistent, and high-quality resident-centered care in settings where residents feel at home, are treated with respect, and have the supports and services they need for their health and well-being. Residents’ Councils review and promote the Residents’ Bill of Rights.  The following resources are some of the supports available to provide a deeper understanding of the rights.

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