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Children and Family Services Act (amended)

BILL NO. 178

(as passed)

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



Government Bill



Children and Family Services Act
(amended)

CHAPTER 12 OF THE ACTS OF 2008



The Honourable Cecil P. Clarke
Minister of Justice



First Reading: May 22, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: May 23, 2008

Third Reading: May 26, 2008

Royal Assent: May 27, 2008

An Act to Amend Chapter 5
of the Acts of 1990,
the Children and Family Services Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

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:

60A (1) Where a child named in a secure-treatment certificate or order is required to appear at a court in the Province, 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 the court and to detain the child while conveying the child.

(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.

2 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.


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