December 18, 2009
Source: Ministry of Community and Social Services website
In 2008, the government passed the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008. It received Royal Assent on October 8, 2008. When it is fully in place, the new act will replace the Developmental Services Act.
For many years now, Ontario has been changing the way it delivers services and supports for people with a developmental disability. We want to build a system where adults with a developmental disability and their families can live with more independence and choice.
With the new act, we can build a system of services and supports that:
- is fair, so that everyone gets treated the same way
- is flexible, so that people’s needs are addressed, and
- lasts for a long time.
The new act is not in effect yet. Before it can become law, we need to develop policy directives (or instructions) and regulations (rules that will have to be followed).
The second regulation has been drafted. Before it becomes final, we are asking you to tell us what you think. Please provide us with your comments by Tuesday, February 16, 2010.
Read more by clicking on MCSS' Draft Regulation on Quality Assurance Measures.