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Feb 12, 2015

Resident abuse and neglect

By Lisa Corrente
The Lawyers Weekly

In Ontario, the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 and the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 require retirement homes and long-term care facilities to protect their residents from abuse by anyone, and from neglect by the home and its staff. These statutory duties to protect residents include the obligation for homes to investigate and respond to alleged, suspected or witnessed incidents of abuse and neglect of residents.

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