The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House resumed on:
September 21, 2017.

Bill No. 23

Healthier Schools Act

An Act to Amend Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, Respecting the Improvement of Mental Health in Adolescents

Introduced by:
Honourable Jamie Baillie
Cumberland South

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent

Explanatory Note

This Bill requires
(a) school boards to provide students with access, on a regular basis, to in-school health services provided by a qualified health professional and to make school mental health training programs available to all secondary school teachers; and
(b) the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development to amend the ministerial regulations made under the Education Act to require school boards to implement the Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide (Updated Edition) created by Stan Kutcher and Yifeng Wei.