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Health Authorities Act (amended)

BILL NO. 161

(as introduced)

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



Private Member's Bill



Health Authorities Act
(amended)



H. David Wilson
Glace Bay



First Reading: May 8, 2008

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill enables the board of directors of a district health authority to apologize publicly for misconduct or malpractice that occurs within the jurisdiction of the district health authority and makes it clear that such an apology cannot be used in any legal or other proceeding relating to the misconduct or malpractice.

An Act to Amend Chapter 6
of the Acts of 2000,
the Health Authorities Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 6 of the Acts of 2000, the Health Authorities Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 37 the following Section:

37A (1) The board of directors of a district health authority may issue a public apology for any misconduct or malpractice that occurs within the jurisdiction of the district health authority.

(2) An apology referred to in subsection (1) may not be used in any legal or other proceeding relating to any misconduct or malpractice referred to in the apology.


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