Human Resources Legislative Update
Ontario Launching New Long-Term Care Home Investigations Unit
Date: January 17, 2024
The allegations the investigation unit is tasked with investigating include:
- failing to protect a resident from abuse or neglect
- repeated and ongoing non-compliance
- failing to comply with ministry inspector’s orders
- suppressing and/or falsifying mandatory reports
- negligence of corporate directors
The work of the investigations unit is distinct from the work of inspectors under the FLTCA. The investigations unit is tasked with determining whether there are grounds indicating an offence has been committed and, where appropriate, recommending enforcement action, including prosecution.
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