In response to concerns heard from the Alternative Family Care Homes (AFCH) sector, the Province requested its ministries participate in a review on this issue with AFCH operators and fire service representatives. The review was to find a balance approach to fire safety in these types of care homes.
As a result of that review, a regulatory amendment modifying the National Building Code, 2010 was made for AFCH with five or fewer occupants-in-care. The amendments take effect on September 1, 2016. For more information, see the Building Standards Advisory concerning this change in the Government of Saskatchewan’s Publication Centre.