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Homes for Special Care Act (amended)

BILL NO. 231

(as introduced)

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



Private Member's Bill



Homes for Special Care Act
(amended)



The Honourable Darrell Dexter
Cole Harbour



First Reading: November 21, 2008

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Homes for Special Care Act to prohibit long-term-care facilities from charging security deposits to seniors.

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 13 the following Section:

13A (1) In this Section, "long-term-care facility" means a nursing home or residential care facility that provides long-term care.

(2) No long-term-care facility may charge a security deposit to a person sixty-five years of age or older.


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