BILL NO. 178
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
57 Elizabeth II, 2008
Children and Family Services Act
The Honourable Cecil P. Clarke
Minister of Justice
First Reading: May 22, 2008
Second Reading: May 23, 2008
Third Reading: May 26, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill amends the Children and Family Services Act to clarify the authority for children under secure-treatment certificates or orders to be conveyed to and from court appearances or on permitted leaves of absence and to be detained while being conveyed.
1 Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1990, the Children and Family Services Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 60 the following Section:
(2) Where a leave of absence is granted to a child named in a secure-treatment certificate or order and the leave of absence includes a condition that the child remain under the custody and control of a peace officer for the duration of the leave of absence, the secure-treatment certificate or order is sufficient authority for a peace officer, upon the request of the Minister or an agent, to convey the child to and from any place in the Province and to detain the child while conveying the child.
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