Health Law Lawyers Representing Retirement Homes Before the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority

Retirement homes in Ontario are subject to regulation and oversight by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA). The RHRA is an independent, not-for-profit corporation established by the Ontario government under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010. The RHPA administers the Act on behalf of the province. There are significant legal implications for operators of retirement homes who do not comply with their legal obligations under the Act and related guidelines.

At Wise Health Law, our team of lawyers focuses on health law and related administrative proceedings, including investigations by and proceedings before the RHRA. With more than 30 years of combined health law and litigation experience, we provide exceptional advocacy and representation to clients in the retirement home sector.

The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority

The RHRA’s mandate is to ensure that a retirement home is a place where residents can live with dignity, respect, privacy, and autonomy where they are secure, safe, comfortable and can make informed choices about their care options. The RHRA has the power to license homes, develop mandatory care and safety standards in those homes, conduct inspections and investigations, and enforce the legislation.

How We Can Help

At Wise Health Law, our team of experienced advocates represents operators of retirements homes and their employees in a number of matters arising under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 and proceedings before the RHRA, including:

  • Responding to complaints by residents or family members;
  • Providing guidance and advice during investigations;
  • Responding to allegations of breaches of the Residents’ Bill of Rights’;
  • Responding to allegations of improper or incompetent treatment or care; and
  • Responding to allegations of abuse or neglect.

For Expert Representation Before the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority  

The trusted health lawyers at Wise Health Law provide legal guidance, support, and advocacy to operators of retirement homes in Ontario and their employees. With an office in Oakville, Ontario, we are easily accessible. Contact us online, or at 416-915-4234 for a consultation.


At Wise Health Law, we restrict and focus our practice on our areas of expertise. We welcome referrals from other lawyers. We take seriously the responsibility to provide the highest standard of service on matters entrusted to us, and respect the relationship between the client and the referring lawyer.