Nova Scotia Hospital Act




amended 2000, c. 6, s. 111

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An Act Respecting the
Nova Scotia Hospital

Short title

1 This Act may be cited as the Nova Scotia Hospital Act. R.S., c. 313, s. 1.


2 In this Act,

(a) "Board" means the Board of Management of the Hospital;

(b) "Hospital" means the Nova Scotia Hospital;

(c) "Minister" means the Minister of Health and Fitness. R.S., c. 313, s. 2.

Nova Scotia Hospital

3 The Nova Scotia Hospital in the City of Dartmouth as at present established is continued and is hereby created a body corporate. R.S., c. 313, s. 3.

Vesting of property and assets

4 The Hospital and all the real and personal property and assets of every kind held and enjoyed in respect to or in connection with the Hospital are vested in Her Majesty in right of the Province. R.S., c. 313, s. 4.

Vesting of trust property

5 Where any lands, money, securities or other real or personal property have been granted, devised, bequeathed or given by any person for the use or benefit of the Hospital and the person so granting, devising, bequeathing or giving the same has not appointed any trustees in whom the same shall be vested for such use, or when the trustees cease to exist, such lands, money, securities and real and personal property shall be vested in Her Majesty for the use and benefit of the Hospital to be held in such manner as the grantor, devisor or giver directs. R.S., c. 313, s. 5.

Existing patients

6 Every patient detained in the Hospital at the time of the coming into force of this Act shall be held to be so detained as if such patient had been received into the Hospital and there detained under the provisions of this Act. R.S., c. 313, s. 6.


Board of Management

7 There shall be a Board of Management of the Hospital. 2000, c. 6, s. 111.

Powers and duties of Board

8 (1) The Board shall be responsible for the general maintenance, management and operation of the Hospital.

(2) Subject to this Act and subsection (3) of Section 6 of the Hospitals Act, the Board may make by-laws, rules and regulations respecting the general management, operation and good government of the Hospital and training school for nurses, including the duties of officers, employees and medical staff, the admission of patients to the Hospital and their discharge therefrom, and respecting all matters and things incidental to any of the objects mentioned in this subsection.

(3) No by-laws of the Board have any effect until approved by the Minister.

(4) The rules and regulations of the Board shall be subject to any by-laws approved by the Minister. R.S., c. 313, s. 8.


9 There shall be appointed in accordance with the Civil Service Act such officers, staff and employees as may be required by the Board for the proper conduct, management and operation of the Hospital. R.S., c. 313, s. 9.

Annual estimate

10 The Board shall prepare and transmit annually to the Minister a detailed estimate of the sums that are required for the proper maintenance and operation of the Hospital during the ensuing financial year. R.S., c. 313, s. 10.

Conflict of interest

11 A member of the Board shall not on his own behalf be directly or indirectly interested in any way in any contract with the Hospital. R.S., c. 313, s. 11.

Where no Board

12 If no Board is appointed, the Minister shall have and may in his name of office enforce and exercise all rights, powers and authorities of the Board and of the members and shall perform the duties and functions of the Board and of the members. R.S., c. 313, s. 12.

Health Services and Insurance Act

13 (1) The Governor in Council may designate the Nova Scotia Hospital as a hospital for the purposes of the Health Services and Insurance Act as provided in this Section.

(2) Where a designation has been made under this Section, the Health Services and Insurance Commission and the Commissioners shall perform such duties and functions and shall have and may exercise such powers as are prescribed by the Health Services and Insurance Act and regulations in respect of the Hospital as are imposed or conferred upon them from time to time by the Governor in Council.

(3) The Governor in Council may make regulations pursuant to the Health Services and Insurance Act applicable to the Hospital. R.S., c. 313, s. 13.

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