Residential Care Facilities

Residential care facilities are approved or licensed facilities that include foster homes and private and agency-managed facilities.

This guideline has been established as a province-wide standard in the administration of the public health protection licensing requirements for residential care facilities. This working document is based on existing licensing legislation, public health legislation and evidence based health protection standards, practice and consensus documents. The main purpose of the guideline is to serve as a reference standard for public health inspectors, licensing personnel, licensees, and care providers so that we can protect the health and safety of those in care.