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Continuing Care - Protection of Persons in Care Act

Provided by: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Health and Wellness (aka DHW)

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Contact Details

Toll-Free: 1-800-225-7225
Within Nova Scotia

Service Website: http://www.novascotia.ca/dhw/ppcact

Website: http://www.novascotia.ca/health/ccs

Service Description

Protects patients or residents 16 years of age and older receiving treatment in hospitals or living in residential care facilities, nursing homes or homes for the aged or disabled persons under the Homes for Special Care Act, group homes or residential centres under the Children and Family Services Act and approved and funded small-option homes under Department of Community Services and community-based options under the Department of Health and Wellness.

The Act makes it mandatory for service providers or administrators of health facilities under the Act to promptly report all allegations of abuse or instances of abuse.  Anyone else may report abuse under this Act.

 

Eligibility

Ages 16 years and older

Service Info

Service Website:
http://www.novascotia.ca/dhw/ppcact

Application Process:
Legislation requires that you report all allegations of abuse or instances of abuse by calling the toll-free number.
If you feel the person may be in immediate danger, call 911.

If you are calling from outside Nova Scotia about someone who lives in a community serviced by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, please call the appropriate number below:

* Annapolis and Kings Counties: 902-742-0629
* Cape Breton County, Northern and Central Inverness County and Victoria County: 902-563-3695
* Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants: 902-893-6277
* Cumberland County: 902-893-6277
* Guysborough, Antigonish and Richmond Counties and the southern portion of Inverness County: 902-563-3695
* Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County: 902-487-0607
* Pictou County: 902-893-6277
* Lunenburg and Queens Counties: 902-742-0629
* Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties: 902-742-0629

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French speaking care coordinators are available in certain areas of the province

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Locations

Continuing Care Program


Halifax, NS

TollFree:
1-800-225-7225
Within Nova Scotia

Website:
www.novascotia.ca/health/ccs

Accessibility:
Not applicable

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Continuing Care Program (aka Continuing Care Services)

Site Info

Toll-Free:
1-800-225-7225
Within Nova Scotia

Website:
http://www.novascotia.ca/health/ccs

Site Hours:

Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm

Accessibility:
Not applicable

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Service Info

Service Website:
http://www.novascotia.ca/dhw/ppcact

Application Process:
Legislation requires that you report all allegations of abuse or instances of abuse by calling the toll-free number.
If you feel the person may be in immediate danger, call 911.

If you are calling from outside Nova Scotia about someone who lives in a community serviced by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, please call the appropriate number below:

* Annapolis and Kings Counties: 902-742-0629
* Cape Breton County, Northern and Central Inverness County and Victoria County: 902-563-3695
* Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants: 902-893-6277
* Cumberland County: 902-893-6277
* Guysborough, Antigonish and Richmond Counties and the southern portion of Inverness County: 902-563-3695
* Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County: 902-487-0607
* Pictou County: 902-893-6277
* Lunenburg and Queens Counties: 902-742-0629
* Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties: 902-742-0629

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French speaking care coordinators are available in certain areas of the province

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

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