BILL NO. 105
1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
67 Elizabeth II, 2018
Private Member's Bill
Cape Breton Centre
First Reading: March 28, 2018
Clause 1 establishes as objectives of the Government of Nova Scotia
(a) to make available the services of an adequate number of trained and regulated midwives for all women who request them; and
(b) to have one midwife available for every 14,000 persons resident in each health management zone.
Clause 2 requires the Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia to publicly report certain information at least once per year.
Clause 3 allows for the Minister of Health and Wellness to establish a timeline for the achievement of the objectives stated in Clause 1.
1 Chapter 18 of the Acts 2006, the Midwifery Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 1 the following Section:
- 1A It is the objective of the Government, through the Nova Scotia Health Authority, to
2 Section 7 of Chapter 18 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following subsections:
- (1A) The Council shall, at least once per year, report publicly on
3 (1) Section 9 of Chapter 18 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following subsection:
- (1A) The Minister of Health and Wellness may make regulations establishing a timeline for the Nova Scotia Health Authority to achieve the objectives described in Section 1A.
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