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Community Care and Assisted Living Act

Community Care and Assisted Living Regulation

B.C. Reg. 217/2004

NOTE: Links below go to regulation content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to "current to" date of the regulation.)
Regulation December 1, 2019
Section 2.1 July 19, 2016
Section 6 September 1, 2018

 Regulation BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 189/2019, effective December 1, 2019.

B.C. Reg. 217/2004
O.C. 476/2004
Deposited May 14, 2004

Community Care and Assisted Living Act

Community Care and Assisted Living Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 130/2018, September 1, 2018]


1   In this regulation, "Act" means the Community Care and Assisted Living Act.

Prescribed services

2   For the purpose of the definition of "prescribed services" in section 1 [definitions] and section 34 (4) (a) [power to make regulations] of the Act, "prescribed services" mean the following:

(a) regular assistance with activities of daily living, including eating, mobility, dressing, grooming, bathing or personal hygiene;

(b) central storage of medication, distribution of medication, administering medication or monitoring the taking of medication;

(c) maintenance or management of the cash resources or other property of a resident or person in care;

(d) monitoring of food intake or of adherence to therapeutic diets;

(e) structured behaviour management and intervention;

(f) psychosocial rehabilitative therapy or intensive physical rehabilitative therapy.

Prescribed provinces and territories

2.1   The following provinces and territories of Canada are prescribed for the purposes of section 11 (2) (b) (i) [powers of medical health officer] of the Act:

(a) Alberta;

(b) Manitoba;

(c) New Brunswick;

(d) Newfoundland and Labrador;

(e) Northwest Territories;

(f) Nova Scotia;

(g) Ontario;

(h) Prince Edward Island;

(i) Québec;

(j) Saskatchewan;

(k) Yukon.

[en. B.C. Reg. 178/2016, Sch. 2.]

Exemptions not permitted

3   A medical health officer must not, under section 16 of the Act, exempt the delivery of any service described in section 2 from the definition of a prescribed service.

Appeals to the board

4   An appeal to the board must be in writing, in the form specified by the board.


5   For the purposes of section 9 of the Act, the director of licensing or a medical health officer may request, by telephone or other means of telecommunication, a warrant authorizing entry into a private single family dwelling.

[en. B.C. Reg. 6/2006.]

Publishing information on official website

6   The prescribed period within which information must be published for the purposes of the following is 30 days:

(a) sections 15.2 (1), 15.3 (1) and (2), 25.5 (1) and 25.6 (1) and (2) of the Act;

(b) sections 7 (1) (a) and 8 (1) (a) of the Community Care and Assisted Living Amendment Act, 2018.

[en. B.C. Reg. 130/2018, s. (b).]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Community Care and Assisted Living Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 75, sections 11 (2) and 34]

 Section 2.1 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 178/2016, effective July 19, 2016.

Prescribed province

2.1   For the purposes of section 11 (2) (b) (i) of the Act, Alberta is a prescribed province.

[en. B.C. Reg. 324/2008.]

 Section 6 was enacted by BC Reg 130/2018, effective September 1, 2018.