BILL NO. 9
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
63 Elizabeth II, 2014
Embalmers and Funeral Directors Act
The Honourable Mark Furey
Minister of Service Nova Scotia
First Reading: October 1, 2014
Second Reading: October 6, 2014
Third Reading: October 30, 2014 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 provides that apprentice funeral directors are bound by the code of ethics for funeral directors and embalmers.
Clause 2 requires the Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors to issue a licence to apprentice funeral directors who meet the requirements.
Clause 3 substitutes the Board for the Registrar as keeper of the register of licence holders.
Clause 4 requires a licensed apprentice funeral director to work under the direct supervision of a licensed funeral director.
(a) permits the suspension or revocation of an apprentice funeral director’s licence; and
(b) clarifies that suspension or revocation appeals are to the Supreme Court.
Clause 6 permits the filing of complaints against apprentice funeral directors.
Clause 7 amends the Act to make it gender-neutral.
Clause 8 adds Governor in Council regulation-making authority in relation to apprentice funeral directors and advertising standards for funeral and embalming services.
Clause 9 adds apprentice funeral directors to the offence and penalty Section of the Act and amends the Act to make it gender-neutral.
Clause 10 includes apprentice funeral director in the Section respecting the onus of proof in prosecutions.
Clause 11 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:1 Subsection 11A(2) of Chapter 144 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Embalmers and Funeral Directors Act, as enacted by Chapter 10 of the Acts of 2014, is amended by adding "or an apprentice funeral director" immediately after "embalmer" in the third line.
2 Chapter 144 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 16 the following Section:
3 Subsection 19(1) of Chapter 144, as amended by Chapter 10 of the Acts of 2014, is further amended by striking out "Registrar" and substituting "Board" in the first line.
4 Section 22 of Chapter 144 is amended by
6 (1) Subsection 24(1) of Chapter 144 is amended by adding ", apprentice funeral director" immediately after "director" in the last line.
7 Section 26 of Chapter 144 is amended by adding "or herself" immediately after "himself" in the second line.
8 Subsection 33(1) of Chapter 144, as amended by Chapter 10 of the Acts of 2014, is amended by
9 Subsection 34(1) of Chapter 144 is amended by
10 (1) Subsection 35(1) of Chapter 144 is amended by striking out "or funeral director" in the fifth line and substituting ", funeral director or apprentice funeral director".
11 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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