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Health Act (amended)

BILL NO. 119

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
57 Elizabeth II, 2008



Private Member's Bill



Health Act
(amended)



Stephen McNeil
Annapolis



First Reading: April 24, 2008

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Notes

This Bill authorizes regulations to designate 20 positions at Dalhousie University medical school for students who enter into a contract for tuition support in exchange for serving for five years in an under-serviced area of Nova Scotia.

An Act to Amend Chapter 195
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Health Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 195 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Health Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 138 the following headings and Section:

PART XII

MEDICAL EDUCATION

139 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations

(a) designating twenty positions in the M.D. degree program in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University for the purpose of this Section;

(b) designating areas of the Province for the purpose of this Section as areas not being sufficiently serviced by physicians;

(c) authorizing the Minister, or a person designated by the regulations or the Minister, to enter into a contract with a student, or potential student, providing for, subject to subsection (4), tuition support for the student in the M.D. degree program in exchange for five years service in an area of the Province designated pursuant to clause (b);

(d) respecting any other matter or thing that the Governor in Council considers necessary or advisable to carry out effectively the intent and purpose of this Section.

(2) No person may be admitted to a position designated pursuant to clause (1)(a) unless that person has entered into a contract as provided for in clause (1)(c).

(3) For greater certainty, nothing in this Section requires the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University to admit to its M.D. degree program a person who has entered into a contract as provided for in clause (1)(c) because that person has entered into the contract.

(4) The exercise by the Governor in Council of the authority contained in subsection (1) is regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act.

(5) The moneys required for the purpose of this Section shall be paid out of moneys appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.


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