52. The operator of a private seniors’ residence may, with the consent of a resident or a person who wishes to become one, proceed with or request the identification of a loss of autonomy of the resident or person, in order to determine if their state of health may require care or services beyond the services offered by the operator or to enable the resident or person to determine the care and services required by his or her condition. Such identification must be conducted using the tool for the identification of persons with decreasing autonomy Prisma-7.
The operator may also, in the same manner and for the same purposes, proceed with or request an assessment of the autonomy of such a resident or person. Such assessment must be conducted using the functional autonomy measurement system (système de mesure de l’autonomie fonctionnelle (SMAF)) by a professional authorized to do so.
Only the tools referred to in the first and second paragraphs may be used to conduct such identification or assessment. The result thereof must be filed in the resident’s file kept pursuant to section 57.
Should a resident decide to require additional services following an assessment, the new needs identified and services chosen must be the subject of an amendment to the lease and be communicated to the residence’s staff members, in particular to care attendants.