Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Residential Occupancy Assessment

December 20, 2016

In support of the Government of Alberta response to the recommendations of the report Supporting and Inclusive Lives: Report of the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Safety Standards Consultation 2016 released to the public on October 26, 2016, a Ministerial Order, effective December 30, 2016, amends the Exemption Regulation under the Safety Codes Act to ensure that a residential standard is applied to the homes of adults with developmental disabilities. This means that safety codes inspections will not occur in these homes unless there is a request, an incident or complaint, as with any other home.

For more information and detail, please refer to the December 20, 2016 joint letter issued by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Minister of Human Services. The Exemption Regulation will be posted on the Alberta Municipal Affairs website in the near future for easier reference.

Alberta Municipal Affairs – PDD Safety Standards Information

Alberta Human Services – PDD Safety Standards Consultation