In the province of British Columbia there is legislation to protect children and adults receiving care in licensed community care facilities. This legislation is theĀ Community Care and Assisted Living Act, Child Care Licensing Regulation and Residential Care Regulation. Licensed facilities include:

Residential facilities (Hospice, Mental Health and Substance Use, Long Term Care, Community Living, and Acquired Injury)

Child Day Care Facilities (Group Child Care (Under 36 Months), Group Child Care (30 Months to School Age). Preschool (30 Months to School Age), Group Child Care (School Age), Family Child Care, Occasional Child Care, Multi-Age Child Care, and In-Home Multi-Age Child Care)

A Medical Health Officer, appointed under theĀ Health Act, has explicit duties under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act such as issuing licenses, inspecting licensed facilities and investigating complaints that an unlicensed facility is being operated. The Medical Health Officer delegates these duties to be carried out by Licensing staff on a daily basis.

Address / Contact Info

29 - 1925 Bowen Road Nanaimo, BCV9S 1H1

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 739-5800
Fax : (250) 740-2675


Accessibility features: access friendly

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Nanaimo
Age ranges served: all ages
Languages spoken: English

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Classification Tags

Clinical Headings: Home and Community Care
Community Headings: Elder Abuse

This program was last updated on 03 Jan 2017.