BILL NO. 43
4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
Private Member's Bill
Newly Trained Nova Scotia Doctors Act
The Honourable Stephen McNeil
First Reading: April 24, 2012
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Newly Trained Nova Scotia Doctors Act.2 In this Act,
3 The Minister of Health and Wellness shall establish a Committee composed of representatives of the Department of Health and Wellness, the Dalhousie University Medical School, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and The Medical Society of Nova Scotia.
4 (1) Subject to Section 5, the Committee shall, before January 1, 2013, develop a plan for the creation of ten additional residency positions in the Province for medical students originally from the Province who have completed an undergraduate medical degree in a medical school outside of Canada.(2) The plan must
(a) include a mechanism to ensure the residency positions are available to the medical students referred to in subsection (1); and
(b) identify the types of residency positions needed and their location based upon provincial and local community need.
5 The moneys required for the purpose of this Act must be paid out of moneys appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.
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