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(as introduced)

3rd Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
70 Elizabeth II, 2021


Private Member's Bill


Seniors' Dignity Act


Tim Houston
Pictou East

First Reading: March 30, 2021

Second Reading:

Third Reading:


An Act to Maintain Dignity for Seniors

WHEREAS the wait-list for long-term care beds in the Province exceeds 1,500 Nova Scotians;

AND WHEREAS the demand for long-term care beds is expected to increase;

AND WHEREAS a private long-term care room is essential for personal dignity;

THEREFORE, be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Seniors' Dignity Act.

2 The Government of the Province shall include in the next budget estimates for the Department of Health and Wellness an appropriation to fund the construction and operation of at least 2,500 new long-term care beds in single occupancy rooms by the end of the 2023 fiscal year.

3 The money required for the purpose of this Act must be paid out of money appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.


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