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Emergency Health Services Act (amended)

BILL NO. 130

(as introduced)

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

Government Bill

Emergency Health Services Act

The Honourable Chris A. d'Entremont
Minister of Health

First Reading: April 25, 2008

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading: May 22, 2008

Third Reading: May 26, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

Explanatory Note

This Bill establishes the Nova Scotia long service medal for paramedics and other persons involved in the provision of emergency health services.

An Act to Amend Chapter 5
of the Acts of 2005,
the Emergency Health Services Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2005, the Emergency Health Services Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 9 the following Section:

9A (1) In recognition of a significant contribution to the protection of persons and property by a paramedic or other person involved in the provision of emergency services, the Minister or a person designated by the Minister may issue a medal for long service.

(2) Where the Minister or the Minister's designate has issued a medal for long service, the Minister or the designate may issue a bar for further service to accompany the medal.

2 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.


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