BILL NO. 127

(as passed, with amendments)

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



Government Bill



Health Professions Disciplinary Proceedings Protection (2008) Act

CHAPTER 3 OF THE ACTS OF 2008



The Honourable Chris A. d'Entremont
Minister of Health



First Reading: April 25, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: May 22, 2008

Third Reading: May 26, 2008 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)

Royal Assent: May 27, 2008

An Act Respecting the Protection
of Confidential Disciplinary Proceedings
of Health Professions

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Health Professions Disciplinary Proceedings Protection (2008) Act.

2 Chapter 4 of the Acts of 1999 (2nd Session), the Chiropractic Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 60 the following Section:

3 Chapter 3 of the Acts of 1992, the Dental Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 34 the following Section:

4 Chapter 29 of the Acts of 2007, the Dental Hygienists Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 60 the following Section:

5 Chapter 39 of the Acts of 2005, the Dispensing Opticians Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 36 the following Section:

6 Subsection 66A(1) of Chapter 10 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Medical Act, as enacted by Chapter 44 of the Acts of 2007, is amended by striking out "of" in the third line and substituting "or".

7 Chapter 8 of the Acts of 2000, the Medical Laboratory Technology Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 66 the following Section:

8 Chapter 18 of the Acts of 2006, the Midwifery Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 52 the following Section:

9 Chapter 21 of the Acts of 1998, the Occupational Therapists Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 60 the following Section:

10 Chapter 43 of the Acts of 2005, the Optometry Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 44 the following Section:

11 Chapter 10 of the Acts of 2005, the Paramedics Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 65 the following Section:

12 Chapter 36 of the Acts of 2001, the Pharmacy Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 53 the following Section:

13 Chapter 22 of the Acts of 1998, the Physiotherapy Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 60 the following Section:

14 Chapter 361 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Professional Dietitians Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 16 the following Section:

15 Chapter 32 of the Acts of 2000, the Psychologists Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 46 the following Section:

16 This Act has effect on and after such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.


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