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Health Services and Insurance Act (amended)

BILL NO. 232

(as introduced)

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



Private Member's Bill



Health Services and Insurance Act
(amended)



Michel Samson
Richmond



First Reading: November 21, 2008

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill provides for the Province to pay for prescribed expenses related to reasonably necessary medical procedures obtained outside Nova Scotia when the procedure is not available, or not available within a reasonable time, in Nova Scotia and the person undergoing the procedure is required to be outside of the Province for three or more months for the purposes of the procedure

An Act to Amend Chapter 197
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Health Services and Insurance Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows: 1 Chapter 197 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Health Services and Insurance Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 3 the following Section:

3A (1) Subject to subsection (2), a resident of the Province is entitled to be reimbursed by the Minister for all prescribed expenses incurred by the resident for or related to any reasonably necessary medical procedure performed on the resident outside of the Province if the procedure was not available, or not available within a reasonable time, to the resident in the Province and the resident is required to be outside of the Province for three or more months for the purpose of the procedure.

(2) The moneys required for the purpose of subsection (1) shall be paid out of moneys appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.

2 Subsection 17(2) of Chapter 197, as amended by Chapter 20 of the Acts of 1992, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (b) the following clause:

(ba) respecting any matter or thing that the Governor in Council considers necessary or advisable for the purpose of carrying out effectively the intent and purpose of Section 3A and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, prescribing expenses for the purpose of Section 3A;


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