BILL NO. 178

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
57 Elizabeth II, 2008



Government Bill



Children and Family Services Act
(amended)



The Honourable Cecil P. Clarke
Minister of Justice



First Reading: May 22, 2008

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading: May 23, 2008

Third Reading: May 26, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

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Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Children and Family Services Act to clarify the authority for children under secure-treatment certificates or orders to be conveyed to and from court appearances or on permitted leaves of absence and to be detained while being conveyed.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 5
of the Acts of 1990,
the Children and Family Services Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1990, the Children and Family Services Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 60 the following Section:

2 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.

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