4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
The Honourable Stephen McNeil
First Reading: April 24, 2012
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.