BILL NO. 104
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
68 Elizabeth II, 2019
Private Member's Bill
Cape Breton Centre
First Reading: March 8, 2019
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.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
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
(a) make available the services of an adequate number of trained and regulated midwives for all women who request them; and
- (1A) The Council shall, at least once per year, report publicly on
- (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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