Legislation and Regulations

The RHRA is responsible for administering the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 (Act). The Act establishes the RHRA and sets out its role, responsibilities and powers. The Act also contains care and safety standards and other requirements applying to licensed retirement homes in Ontario. Regulations under the Act provide additional standards and requirements for licensed homes, and requirements relating to the RHRA’s administration of the Act.

Retirement Homes Act, 2010: Legislation and associated regulations:

Retirement Homes Act, 2010 English   French
Ontario Regulation 166/11: General English   French
Ontario Regulation 53/12: General (Amending Regulation 166/11) English   French

The Ontario government recently proclaimed regulations under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 allowing the RHRA to open for licensing on April 15, 2012. Further information can be found here.

A Plain-Language Guide and other educational materials on the Act and regulations are available here.

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