BILL NO. 194
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
68 Elizabeth II, 2019
Private Member's Bill
Health Authority Transparency Act
First Reading: October 11, 2019
WHEREAS the Nova Scotia Health Authority is the second-highest publicly funded body in Nova Scotia;
AND WHEREAS quality health care is a concern to all Nova Scotians;
AND WHEREAS Nova Scotians have the right to know how the Nova Scotia Health Authority spends its budget;
THEREFORE be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Health Authority Transparency Act.
2 In this Act,
(a) "Nova Scotia Health Authority" means the provincial health authority established under the Health Authorities Act;
(b) "physician" means a qualified medical practitioner registered under the Medical Act;
(c) "Public Accounts" means the Public Accounts as defined in the Finance Act.
3 (1) The Nova Scotia Health Authority shall publicly disclose every payment and expenditure in excess of $25,000 except for a payment made to a practising physician.
(2) A disclosure made under subsection (1) must be made annually at the same time as the Public Accounts are published for the fiscal year.
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