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B.C. Reg. 278/2021, deposited November 5, 2021, under the CONTINUING CARE ACT [section 6 (3)]. Order in Council 603/2021, approved and ordered November 5, 2021.
On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that the Continuing Care Fees Regulation, B.C. Reg. 330/97, is amended as set out in the attached Schedule.
— A. DIX, Minister of Health; D. EBY, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.
1 Section 6 of the Continuing Care Fees Regulation, B.C. Reg. 330/97, is amended
(a) in subsection (2) by striking out "any changes in his or her monthly disposable income which may affect his or her hardship waiver" and substituting "any changes in the client's, or, if applicable, the spouse's, monthly disposable income which may affect that client's hardship waiver",
(b) in subsection (3) by striking out "re-establish his or her need" and substituting "re-establish the client's need", and
(c) in subsection (4) by striking out "re-establish his or her need for a hardship waiver must repay all charges that were waived during the time that the client" and substituting "re-establish the client's need for a hardship waiver must repay all charges that were waived during the time that that client".
2 The following section is added:
Public interest waivers and exclusions
8 If satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so, the minister may do one or both of the following for a client or a class of clients:
(a) waive all or some portion of any charge payable under this regulation, for up to a maximum of one year;
(b) exclude from the calculation of a client's after tax income or remaining annual income amounts in relation to one or more types of credits, deductions or other payments, for up to a maximum of one year.
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