BILL NO. 42

(as introduced)

4th Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
61 Elizabeth II, 2012



Private Member's Bill



Rural Nova Scotia Physicians Act



The Honourable Stephen McNeil
Annapolis



First Reading: April 24, 2012

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

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An Act to Ensure a Supply of Physicians
in Rural Nova Scotia

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Rural Nova Scotia Physicians Act.

2 In this Act,

(a) "Committee" means the Committee established pursuant to this Act;

(b) "Medical School" means the Dalhousie University Medical School;

(c) "Program" means the Rural Integrated Clerkship Program under this Act.

3 The Minister of Health and Wellness shall establish a Committee composed of representatives of the Department of Health and Wellness, the Medical School and The Medical Society of Nova Scotia.

4 (1) Subject to Section 6, the Committee shall, before January 1, 2013, develop a Rural Integrated Clerkship Program.

(2) The Program is to consist of a curriculum clerkship option for medical students that enables medical students, upon application to the Medical School, to be placed in a rural community for approximately thirty-six weeks during their third year.

5 Subject to Section 6, the Medical School shall implement the Program beginning with the 2013-14 academic year.

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

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