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Homes for Special Care Act (amended)

BILL NO. 145

(as introduced)

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

Private Member's Bill

Homes for Special Care Act

David A. Wilson

First Reading: May 1, 2008

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Homes for Special Care Act to require the making of regulations respecting the prescription medications of residents.

An Act to Amend Chapter 30
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Homes for Special Care Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 203 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Homes for Special Care Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 19 the following Section:

20 (1) The Governor in Council shall, within ninety days of the coming into force of this Section, make regulations requiring licensees to

(a) fill the long-term prescriptions for residents for ninety days if medically possible;

(b) recognize that prescriptions filled for a resident are the property of that resident and must travel with that resident if the resident is moved within a facility, nursing home or home for aged or disabled persons or upon transfer or discharge from such a place; and

(c) return all unused prescription medications to a licensed pharmacist for safe redistribution or disposal.

(2) The exercise of the authority contained in subsection (1) is regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act.


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