Clause 1 sets out the short title of the Act.
Clauses 2 and 3 repeal provisions that permit lawyers to practise law through corporations.
Clause 4 repeals a provision in the Chartered Accountants Act that permits chartered accountants to practise as chartered accountants through corporations.
Clause 5 repeals provisions of the Dental Act that permit dentists to practise dentistry through corporations.
Clause 6 repeals the Medical Professional Corporations Act which permits physicians to practise medicine through corporations.
Clause 7 repeals provisions of the Public Accountants Act that permit public accountants to practise accountancy through corporations.
Clause 8 provides that the Act comes into force on January 1, 1997.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Fair Treatment Regardless of Status Act.
2 Subsection 5(1) of Chapter 30 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Barristers and Solicitors Act, is repealed and the following subsection substituted:
(1) No corporation shall carry on the practice or profession of a barrister and no person who is not a member of the Society and entitled to practise as a barrister shall carry on such practice or profession.
3 Section 5A of Chapter 30 is repealed.
4 Section 26A of Chapter 154 of the Acts of 1900, the Chartered Accountants Act, is repealed.
5 Sections 40 and 41 and clause 45(1)(m) of Chapter 3 of the Acts of 1992, the Dental Act, are repealed.
6 Chapter 11 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Medical Professional Corporations Act, is repealed.
7 Sections 22 and 22A of Chapter 369 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Public Accountants Act, are repealed.
8 This Act has effect on and after January 1, 1997