BILL NO. 103

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
56 Elizabeth II, 2007

Private Member's Bill

Senior Home Medication Review Act

H. David Wilson
Glace Bay

First Reading: December 11, 2007

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

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An Act Respecting the Establishment
of a Process to Implement
Senior Home Medication Reviews

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Senior Home Medication Review Act.

2 In this Act,

(a) "Committee means the Committee established by this Act;

(b) "Minister" means the Minister of Health;

(c) "objectives" means the objectives aimed at creating a process to implement senior home medication reviews.

3 The Minister shall appoint a Committee composed of

(a) a representative of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia;

(b) a representative of Doctors Nova Scotia;

(c) a representative of the College of Pharmacy;

(d) a representative of the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia;

(e) a representative of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia;

(f) a representative of the Group of IX;

(g) a senior chosen from the public at large who is not a member or former member of any of the above-named organizations;

(h) a staff person from the Department of Health; and

(i) a staff person from the Nova Scotia Seniors' Secretariat.

4 The Minister shall appoint a member of the Committee to be the Chair of the Committee.

5 Subject to Section 7, the Committee shall

(a) study the Home Medication Review program offered to seniors in Australia for the purpose of developing a program for the Province; and

(b) implement a program for the Province to perform an annual review of seniors prescribed medications in the Province.

6 The Committee shall report to the Minister with recommendations, including an implementation timetable, for annual medication reviews no later than September 30, 2008.

7 The moneys required for the purpose of this Act shall be paid out of moneys appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.

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