BILL NO. 101

(as passed)

2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
64 Elizabeth II, 2015



Government Bill



Private Career Colleges Regulation Act
(amended)

CHAPTER 25 OF THE ACTS OF 2015



The Honourable Kelly Regan
Minister of Labour and Advanced Education



First Reading: April 23, 2015 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: April 27, 2015

Third Reading: May 4, 2015

Royal Assent: May 11, 2015

An Act to Amend Chapter 23
of the Acts of 1998,
the Private Career Colleges Regulation Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 The title of Chapter 23 of the Acts of 1998, the Private Career Colleges Regulation Act, is changed from "An Act to Regulate Private Career Colleges" to "An Act Respecting Private Career Colleges".

2 Section 1 of Chapter 23 is amended by striking out "Regulation" in the second line.

3 Section 2 of Chapter 23 is amended by

(a) adding immediately after clause (c) the following clause:

(b) striking out "or renewed" in the second line of clause (d);

(c) striking out "suspended or cancelled" in the third line of clause (d) and substituting "revoked or surrendered";

(d) striking out "Education and Culture" in the second line of clause (e) and substituting "Labour and Advanced Education";

(e) adding immediately after clause (e) the following clause:

(f) striking out clause (g) and substituting the following clause:

(g) adding "evaluates students and" immediately after "who" in the second line of clause (h);

(h) adding "is supervised by an instructor and" immediately after "who" in the third line of clause (i);

(i) striking out clause (j);

(j) striking out "Education and Culture" in the first and second lines of clause (k) and substituting "Labour and Advanced Education";

(k) striking out clause (l) and substituting the following clause:

(l) striking out subclause (m)(ii);

(m) striking out clause (o) and substituting the following clause:

(n) adding immediately after clause (p) the following clauses:

(o) adding immediately after clause (q) the following clause:

and

(p) repealing clause (r) and substituting the following clauses:

4 Section 3 of Chapter 23 is amended by

(a) striking out ", by any other Act or by an Act of the Parliament of Canada" in the first, second and third lines of clause (c);

(b) adding immediately after clause (c) the following clause:

and

(c) striking out clauses (e) and (f) and substituting the following clause:

5 Section 4 of Chapter 23 is amended by

(a) adding "(1)" immediately after the Section number;

(b) striking out "Manager" in the third line and substituting "Director"; and

(c) adding the following subsection:

6 Subsections 5(3) to (5) of Chapter 23 are repealed and the following subsections substituted:

7 Sections 6 to 15 of Chapter 23 are repealed and the following Sections substituted:

8 (1) Subsection 16(1) of Chapter 23 is amended by striking out "Manager" in the first, in the second and in the fourth lines and substituting in each case "Director".

(2) Subsection 16(2) of Chapter 23 is amended by striking out "in the office of the Minister" in the second line and substituting "with the Director".

(3) Subsection 16(3) of Chapter 23 is amended by

(a) striking out "in the office of the Minister" in the second line and substituting "with the Director";

(b) striking out "Minister" in the third line and substituting "Director"; and

(c) adding "in accordance with the regulations" immediately after "statements" in the fourth line.

9 Section 17 of Chapter 23 is amended by adding "with each student" immediately after "contract" in the first line.

10 Section 18 of Chapter 23 is repealed and the following Section substituted:

11 Clause 20(a) of Chapter 23 is amended by striking out "prospective student" in the second line and substituting "student applicant".

12 Section 22 of Chapter 23 is repealed.

13 Section 23 of Chapter 23 is repealed and the following Sections substituted:

14 (1) Subsection 24(2) of Chapter 23 is amended by striking out "Minister" in the last line and substituting "Director".

(2) Section 24 of Chapter 23 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (2) the following subsections:

(3) Subsection 24(3) of Chapter 23 is amended by striking out "Minister" in the first line and substituting "Director".

15 Sections 26 to 32 of Chapter 23 are repealed and the following Sections substituted:

16 (1) Clause 33(2)(b) of Chapter 23 is repealed.

(2) Subsection 33(4) of Chapter 23 is amended by

(a) striking out clause (a) and substituting the following clause:

(b) striking out "and" at the end of clause (c);

(c) adding immediately after clause (c) the following clause:

and

(d) adding "recommended by the Fund Working Committee" immediately after "college" in the second line of clause (d).

17 Chapter 23 is amended by adding immediately after Section 33 the following Section:

18 Subsection 34(2) of Chapter 23 is amended by striking out "Manager" in the second line and substituting "Director".

19 Section 36 of Chapter 23 is repealed.

20 Sections 37 and 38 of Chapter 23 are repealed and the following Sections substituted:

TRANSITIONAL

21 Where, immediately before the coming into force of this Act, an occupational-training program is approved and registered, the Director shall set a date before which the application for renewal must be made.

22 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.


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