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Ministry of Health

Assisted Living Registry

In British Columbia, assisted living services are regulated under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act (the act).

Assisted living services include housing, hospitality services and one or two personal assistance services, such as regular assistance with activities of daily living, medication services, or psychosocial supports (referred to as prescribed services). Both publicly subsidized and private-pay assisted living residences that meet the definition of an assisted living residence under the act, are required to be registered with the provincial assisted living registrar.

This website:

  • describes the responsibilities and mandate of the assisted living registrar and registry staff;
  • provides information for current residents and other individuals wanting to know more about assisted living services, including how to find an assisted living residence;
  • describes how to contact the registry staff if you have a complaint about the health and safety of an individual or individuals residing in a private-pay or publically subsidized assisted living residence; and
  • contains application and registration information for developers and operators of assisted living residences.