- To perform a critical inventory of reporting procedures in existing nursing homes in Canada and worldwide;
- To itemize the various existing mechanisms to counter mistreatment in Quebec and how these have been used;
- To conduct an international literature review in order to highlight emerging topics related to mistreatment in nursing homes.
Within this mandate, the Chair conducted a literature review, made a list of pros and cons for mandatory reporting and itemize the existing procedures in Quebec. Moreover, the Chair met with 150 key actors. After these tasks accomplished, the team drafted a comprehensive report completed in January 2015. A 20-page executive summary was produced and submitted to the minister responsible for seniors, Francine Charbonneau, on May 4, 2016. This document was made public that same week. It underlines the main findings resulting from the research process as well as main recommendations whether the mandatory reporting in nursing homes is implemented or not. The executive summary may be accessed at: Mistreatment of Older Adults in Institutional Settings: Addressing Mistreatment and Providing a Wider Perspective for Mandatory Reporting: Where Do We Stand? Executive Summary (French only).