9.7 ● Care or Retirement Home

Buildings containing residents in which special care is provided directly through its staff or indirectly through another provider because of cognitive or physical limitations, were the residents are incapable of evacuating the building, without the assistance of another person, must now be retrofitted under the new Fire Code O. Reg 150/13 that came into effect on January 1, 2014.

A building also regulated under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010, regardless of whether it is a care occupancy or a residential occupancy must also be retrofitted.