BILL NO. 185
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
68 Elizabeth II, 2019
Private Member's Bill
Affordable Hearing Aids for Seniors Act
Cape Breton Centre
First Reading: October 8, 2019
This Bill provides for financial assistance for Nova Scotia residents who require a hearing aid for long-term hearing loss.
1 This Act may be cited as the Affordable Hearing Aids for Seniors Act.
2 Section 17 of Chapter 197 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Health Services and Insurance Act, as amended by Chapter 20 of the Acts of 1992 and Chapter 7 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (2) the following subsections:
- (3) Subject to subsection (3A), the Governor in Council shall make regulations on or before March 31, 2020, respecting the MSI plan requiring the funding of 75% of the cost of a hearing aid up to a maximum of
- (i) an income of $18,000 or less, if single, or
- (ca) subject to subsection (3A), requiring the funding of 75% of the cost of a hearing aid up to a maximum of
- (3A) The money required for the purpose of clause (3)(ca) must be paid out of
money appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.
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