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I currently live in a government of BC term care facility

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I currently live in a government of BC long term care facility and I am in conflict with one of the care aide. The facility is broken up into cottages of 15 people. I am worried they are going to force me out of my room and into annother cottage. Can they force me to move against my will. what rights do I have. Thank you for your time.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation. There is a patients Bill of Rights that can be found here:http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health-safety/home-community-care/accountability/pdf/adultcare_bill_of_rights.pdf

But unfortunately, there is nothing specific in that bill of rights to give you the right to refuse to be moved to another unit.

I suggest that you speak to someone in a supervisory capacity and explain that your rights including your right to dignity, you're right to make decisions for yourself, your right to be protected and respected etc. are not being protected and respected by this aide and that you need help in resolving this issue so that you can live peacefully in your home. If necessary you can make it clear that you will speak to a lawyer if necessary.

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