Special Care Home Inspections
Special Care Homes are licensed by the Department of Social Development, however, are subject to routine inspection by this department. This department provides routine inspection and recommendations of these facilities, as well as Transition Houses for abused women, on behalf of the Department of Social Development.
Any licensed special care home or transition house requiring a Public Health inspection on behalf of the Department of Social Development.
Public Health Inspectors conduct routine inspections of special care homes to monitor compliance with “Health Protection Branch Inspection Standards for New Brunswick Child and Adult Residential Facilities”. During the course of inspection, such things as overall facility physical condition and maintenance (inside and outside), water and ice supply, sewage disposal, solid waste disposal, general health hazards, various health standards pertaining to various activities, and communicable disease policies are assessed. Inspection findings will dictate recommendations for corrections to Social Development and the special care home and may require a follow-up inspection to ensure corrections have taken place.
Special care homes also require a food premises licence under the Public Health Act. Public Health Inspectors conduct routine food premises inspections to monitor compliance with Regulation 2009-138 made under the Public Health Act. These inspections are carried out in accordance with the “Public Health Inspector Guide to Food Premises Inspections”.