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Pictou, Nova Scotia

Barrier-free Accommodations

Inspection and Licensing

This section applies to the design and construction requirements for accommodations to make them accessible to and usable by people who are physically challenged.

Accommodations such as bed and breakfasts and country inns are exempt as long as additional rental units are not added to the existing building. If rental units are added, then the regulations may come into force.

Barrier-free design:

Not only must the accommodation have the appropriate ramp, doorways etc., but it must also have the correct accessories such as door handles, faucets (sink and tub/shower), and support bars. In addition, light switches and heat controls must be at the correct levels.

Information on suppliers of barrier-free accessories can be obtained by contacting:

Disabled Persons Commission
5675 Spring Garden Road
PO Box 222 CRO
Halifax, NS   B3J 2M4
T: (902) 424-8280
TDD: (902) 424-2667
F: (902) 424-0592
Toll-free: 1-800-565-8280

The accommodation will not be identified as a barrier-free accommodation unless these services are offered.

1997 Building Code Regulations Schedule C information.