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 May 6, 2013
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.