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B.C. Reg. 218/2004
O.C. 477/2004
Deposited May 14, 2004
This consolidation is current to November 21, 2017.

Community Care and Assisted Living Act

Assisted Living Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 419/2008, April 1, 2009]

Contents
1Definition
2Registration expiry
3Application fees
4Registration fees
5Medication storage
6Medication administration

Definition

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

Registration expiry

2  Regardless of when an assisted living residence is registered under the Act, the registration of an assisted living residence expires on March 31 after the date of issue.

Application fees

3  A person must pay an application fee of $250 when registering an assisted living residence if any of the following circumstances apply:

(a) the assisted living residence has never been registered before;

(b) the assisted living residence has been registered before, but the registrar receives the application to renew the registration after the expiry of the previous registration;

(c) the assisted living residence has been registered before, but

(i) the registrar cancelled the registration under section 27 of the Act,

(ii) the person is applying to register the assisted living residence again, and

(iii) if the registrar approves the application, it will be the first time the assisted living residence is registered since the previous registration was cancelled.

[en. B.C. Reg. 342/2004.]

Registration fees

4  (1) In this section, "unit" means each room or set of rooms in an assisted living residence that is

(a) used as the personal living quarters of a resident, or

(b) shared as personal living quarters by more than one resident.

(2) In addition to any fee payable under section 3, a person must pay a registration fee as follows each time the person registers an assisted living residence:

(a) if registration is to begin on or after March 31 but before October 1, $12.50 for each unit;

(b) if registration is to begin on or after October 1 but before March 31 of the following year, $6.25 for each unit.

[en. B.C. Reg. 342/2004.]

Medication storage

5  (1) In this section:

"pharmacist" has the same meaning as in the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act;

"registrant" includes an employee or agent of a registrant.

(2) If a registrant stores medications for residents in a central location in an assisted living residence, the registrant must

(a) consult with a pharmacist regarding proper procedures for medication storage and distribution,

(b) make a record of the consultation, and

(c) make the record available to the registrar if the registrar requests it.

(3) If a registrant stores medications for residents in a central location in an assisted living residence, the registrant must ensure the prompt return to the pharmacy that dispensed it of any medication that

(a) has expired, or

(b) is no longer in use by the resident for whom the medication was prescribed.

[en. B.C. Reg. 494/2004; am. B.C. Reg. 419/2008, App. s. 2.]

Medication administration

6  (1) In this section, "registrant" includes an employee or agent of a registrant.

(2) If a registrant administers medications to residents, the registrant must

(a) make a record of all errors in the administration of medication, and

(b) make the record available to the registrar if the registrar requests it.

(3) If a registrant administers a medication to a resident, the registrant must report promptly to the registrar any error in the administration of the medication that causes, in whole or in part, the resident to require emergency intervention or transfer to a hospital.

[en. B.C. Reg. 494/2004.]

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