Definitions

Charge — the residential/authorized charge

Client — includes a resident of a personal care home, a patient in hospital who has been panelled for admission to a personal care home, a patient in hospital panelled for chronic care, or a chronic care patient in a long-term care facility

Common-law partner — a person to whom a client cohabited with in a conjugal relationship for at least one year immediately before the client's admission to a healthcare facility

Date admitted — date that the client was admitted to a personal care home or a longterm care facility

Date panelled — date the client was panelled in hospital for personal care home placement or chronic care or date the client was panelled in the community

Dependant — a child who is under 18 years of age; over 18 years of age and mentally or physically incapacitated; or over 18 years of age and attending a university, secondary school, or other educational institution

Effective date — the day the charge starts, which is either the date admitted, date panelled, or August 1st

Facility — a personal care home, a long-term care facility, or hospital

Married — a client who is married, or who has a common-law partner

Rate — the residential/authorized charge

Rate or charge year — the period from August 1 of one year to July 31 of the next year

Residential charge — the authorized charge

Separated — a client living separate and apart from their spouse or common-law partner because of a breakdown in their relationship and not because of medical necessity

Spouse or partner — a person to whom a client is married and includes a person to whom a client cohabited with in a conjugal relationship for at least one year immediately before the client's admission to a healthcare facility