BILL NO. 16
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
67 Elizabeth II, 2018
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protection Act
The Honourable Mark Furey
Minister of Justice
First Reading: September 11, 2018
Second Reading: September 14, 2018
Third Reading: September 25, 2018 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
(a) "change effort" means any counselling, behaviour modification techniques, administration or prescription of medication or any other purported treatment, service or tactic used with the objective of changing a person's sexual orientation or gender identity;
(g) "scope of practice" means the roles and functions authorized for members of a regulated health profession by that profession's governing statute including counselling, behavior modification techniques, the administering and prescribing of medication and any other purported treatment.
4 Notwithstanding the Health Services and Insurance Act, the Insured Health Services Act or the regulations made thereunder, or any other Act, any hospital or professional services that seek to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a resident are not insured services under those Acts.
5 The expenditure of public funds of the Province to cover the costs of any change effort with the objective to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person is hereby prohibited and declared unlawful.
6 (1) No member of a regulated health profession shall, in the course of the member's scope of practice, provide any hospital or professional services with the objective to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person under the age of nineteen years.
(3) Notwithstanding any other Act, a parent, guardian, substitute decision-maker or representative decision-maker may not give consent on a person's behalf to the provision of any services described in subsection (1).
(3) Notwithstanding any other Act, a parent, guardian, substitute decision-maker or representative decision-maker may not give consent on a person's behalf to the provision of any efforts described in subsection (1).(a) defining or further defining any word or expression used in this Act;
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