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Human Services Minister statement on PDD Safety Standards

Extension granted, PDD safety consultations to be held.

In light of concerns raised by Albertans and service providers about the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Safety Standards Regulation, AR 229/2013, the Minister of Human Services, Irfan Sabir, has decided to extend the effective date of compliance to the Regulation to March 31, 2016.

Further, an extensive consultation regarding this Regulation and safety of persons with developmental disabilities will be launched shortly.

“Government is responsive to the needs of Albertans and will continue to look for ways to respect the needs of the disability community without compromising the safety that all Albertans deserve in their homes.”

Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services

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