S-4.2, r. 5 - Regulation respecting the conditions for obtaining a certificate of compliance for a private seniors’ residence

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11. If the operator notices a resident is behaving in a way that may harm the resident or other residents, or loss of cognitive autonomy associated with behavioural disorders, the operator must notify the resident’s close relatives as soon as possible.
The operator may not resort to force, isolation, mechanical means or a chemical substance to control a resident’s behaviour. Despite the foregoing, to protect the person or other persons in an emergency situation, after ruling out all other possibilities, the operator may temporarily and exceptionally use such means, but not a chemical substance.
If the operator notices behaviour referred to in the first paragraph or in an emergency situation has to resort to a control measure referred to in the second paragraph, the operator must immediately notify the health and social services agency for the area of jurisdiction where the residence is situated so that the resident’s condition may be assessed and a determination made of the measures, if any, to be taken.
O.C. 1168-2006, s. 11.