BILL NO. 46

(as introduced)

1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
66 Elizabeth II, 2017



Private Member's Bill



Hearing Aids for Low-income Seniors Act



Larry Harrison
Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley



First Reading: October 13, 2017

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

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Explanatory Note

This Bill provides for financial assistance for Nova Scotia residents over the age of 65 who require a hearing aid for long-term hearing loss.

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An Act to Provide for Affordable
Hearing Aids for Low-income Seniors

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Hearing Aids for Low-income Seniors Act.

2 Section 17 of Chapter 197 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Health Services and Insurance Act, as amended by Chapter 20 of the Acts of 1992 and Chapter 7 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (2) the following subsections:

3 (1) Subsection 71(3) of Chapter 44 of the Acts of 2012, the Insured Health Services Act, is amended by adding immediately after clause (c) the following clause:

(2) Section 71 of Chapter 44 is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (3) the following subsection:

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