What’s the problem?
Disabled residents of British Columbia are vulnerable to a provision of community or institutional care that falls below a generally acceptable standard, a situation that does not allow them to live with confidence in safety, with freedom and dignity. The main reason for this is the excessive amount of discretion available to government and contractors respecting the services provided to disabled people. Currently, no legislation exists which guarantees an appropriate and reasonable standard of care.
Our proposed remedy:
Two statutes: the Community Care (Direct Payments) Act, and the Civil Rights of Persons in Community Care Act.
The Community Care (Direct Payments) Act will provide access to portable, individualized funding for all disabled people, at ...Read More