The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House resumed on
September 25, 2014

Bill No. 62

Protection for Persons in Care Act (amended)*

An Act to Amend Chapter 33 of the Acts of 2004, the Protection for Persons in Care Act

Introduced by:
Honourable Denise Peterson-Rafuse
Minister of Community Services

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
    Meeting Date(s) May 2, 2013; May 6, 2013
    Reported to the House
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement August 20, 2013
2013 Statutes, Chapter 26

Explanatory Note

Clause 1 authorizes the giving of notice in accordance with the Personal Directives Act.

Clause 2 allows the disclosure of personal health information or personal information for the purpose of an investigation.

Clause 3

(a) clarifies the directives the Minister has the authority to issue to the administrator of a health facility following an investigation; and

(b) adds persons authorized under the Personal Directives Act to those entitled to receive notice of an investigation.

Clause 4 requires the Minister to provide a written summary of any matter the Minister refers to a professional body to investigate.

Clause 5 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.