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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 53/14

Adult Protection Regulations
under the
Adult Protection Act

(Filed June 27, 2014)

Under the authority of section 33 of the Adult Protection Act, I make the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s , June 26, 2014.

Paul Davis
Minister of Health and Community Services

REGULATIONS

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Short title

        1. These regulations may be cited as the Adult Protection Regulations.

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Assessment of capacity for decision-making

        2. An assessment of capacity for decision-making referred to in subsection 6(5) of the Act shall be conducted by an interdisciplinary team, which may include members of some or all of the following disciplines:

             (a)  medicine;

             (b)  nursing;

             (c)  occupational therapy;

             (d)  physiotherapy;

             (e)  psychology;

             (f)  social work; and

             (g)  speech language pathology.

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Service plan

        3. A service plan shall include the following:

             (a)  the original date of the service plan and the date of any amendments to it;

             (b)  demographic information about the adult who is or may be need of protective intervention;

             (c)  a description of the needs of the adult who is or may be in need of protective intervention;

             (d)  details of the services and programs required to reduce the risk to and to meet the care needs of the adult who is or may be in need of protective intervention;

             (e)  an outline of the responsibilities of caregivers of the adult who is or may be in need of protective intervention;

             (f)  recommendations respecting the adult who is or may be in need of protective intervention;

             (g)  where the service plan is reviewed by the review committee established under section 28 of the Act, the recommendations of that review committee;  

             (h)  a record of all court orders and court dates respecting the adult who is or may be in need of protective intervention; and

              (i)  the dates of the service plan review.

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Investigators

        4. Members of the following disciplines are designated investigators for the purpose of section 15 the Act:

             (a)  medicine;

             (b)  nursing;

             (c)  occupational therapy;

             (d)  peace officers;

             (e)  physiotherapy;

             (f)  psychology;

             (g)  social work; and

             (h)  speech language pathology.

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Commencement

        5. These regulations come into force on June 30, 2014.