BILL NO. 62
5th Session, 61st General Assembly
62 Elizabeth II, 2013
Protection for Persons in Care Act
The Honourable Denise Peterson-Rafuse
Minister of Community Services
First Reading: April 26, 2013
Second Reading: April 29, 2013
Third Reading: May 9, 2013 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 authorizes the giving of notice in accordance with the Personal Directives Act.
Clause 2 allows the disclosure of personal health information or personal information for the purpose of an investigation.
(a) clarifies the directives the Minister has the authority to issue to the administrator of a health facility following an investigation; and
(b) adds persons authorized under the Personal Directives Act to those entitled to receive notice of an investigation.
Clause 4 requires the Minister to provide a written summary of any matter the Minister refers to a professional body to investigate.
Clause 5 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Subsection 8(4) of Chapter 33 of the Acts of 2004, the Protection for Persons in Care Act, is repealed and the following subsection substituted:
to make decisions on the patient's or resident's behalf, the notice referred to in subsection (3) is to be given instead to the guardian, delegate, statutory decision-maker or attorney, as the case may be, unless the Minister determines it is inappropriate to do so based on the nature of the allegations.
3 (1) Subsection 11(1) of Chapter 33 is repealed and the following subsection substituted:
4 (1) Section 12 of Chapter 33 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following subsection:
5 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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