There are several sets of regulations governing the construction and operation of care homes and services in Alberta.

In long term care settings such as nursing homes and auxiliary hospitals, standards exist under multiple different statutes. These don’t include legislation related to facility construction or renovation:

Further accountabilities are delineated through various regulations and standards such as:

As new regulations were introduced between 2010 and 2017, even if legacy regulations dating back to 1985 were updated to ensure alignment, at times the over-arching legislative and regulatory framework became confusing, overlapping or even contradictory.

The Facility-Based Continuing Care Review highlighted that at some point the disparate updates that had been made across Acts and Regulations needed to be coalesced into one broad, comprehensive review — which was finally tackled in 2022 and continues today as this critical work progresses.  

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