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Become a Personal Care Home Licensee

To apply to operate a personal care home, contact a Ministry of Health consultant at 306-787-1715 for an application package.

It’s important that you read and understand the requirements in The Personal Care Homes Act, Regulations and Licensees’ Handbook.  These documents will give you an idea of what personal care homes are and how they operate.

If you decide to apply for a personal care home licence, you will need to submit a completed information package, including: application forms respecting you and the facility you wish to use, character references, authorization to receive confidential information, satisfactory vulnerable persons criminal record checks, Personal Care Home Orientation Certificate, training (First Aid, Personal Care Worker Course, Medication Assistance, Food Sanitation), policies of insurance, evidence of right to occupy the building, contingency plan, facility drawings, fire inspection reports, abuse policy, conflict of interest/privacy pledge, zoning approval, a staffing plan, etc.

The following information may also be required, if applicable:  fire sprinkler inspection, public health inspection, radon results, building inspection, water test, requirements for caring for residents at risk of wandering, security, letter of support from the regional health authority, operational plan, incorporation documents, etc.

The licensing process can take some time. All of the information must be submitted to the consultant as soon as possible so they can review it, obtain further information if necessary, and schedule an inspection.  Once these steps are complete they will then make a recommendation to the director of licensing respecting your application for a licence.  Once the director reviews and approves the information a licence may be issued.

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