Terms in Admission Agreements and Contracts in Residential Care

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Applicants faced with an admission contract should not sign it if they do not understand it. Retaining a lawyer or trained advocate may be appropriate in these circumstances. An admission agreement must not contain clauses that are illegal. The clauses will not be enforceable. People cannot contract out of their human rights and Operators cannot contract out of the legal responsibilities under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, or other law.


This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support, June 2014.


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