BILL NO. 244
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
58 Elizabeth II, 2009
Private Member's Bill
Out-of-Province Medical Referral Act
The Honourable Darrell Dexter
First Reading: April 30, 2009
WHEREAS patients are sometimes referred for medical treatment or care that cannot be provided in Nova Scotia;
AND WHEREAS the costs of transportation and accommodation can act as a deterrent for some people seeking treatment or can have devastating financial consequences to families;
THEREFORE be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Out-of-Province Medical Referral Act.
2 Subject to Section 4, the Minister of Health shall establish a program to assist with expenses incurred for transportation and accommodation by patients with respect to medical care received outside of the Province and by their medically required escorts.
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