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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2012


CHAPTER 35

AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS ACTS OF THE PROVINCE RESPECTING ANNUAL REPORTS

(Assented to December 22, 2012)

Analysis


        1.   Short title

              CHIROPRACTORS ACT, 2009

        2.   S.9 R&S
Annual report

              DENTAL ACT, 2008

        3.   S.8 Amdt.
Annual meeting and report

              DENTURISTS ACT, 2005

        4.   S.7 R&S
Annual report

              DIETITIANS ACT

        5.   S.18 R&S
Annual report

              DISPENSING OPTICIANS ACT, 2005

        6.   S.9 R&S
Annual report

              HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT

        7.   S.16 R&S
Annual report

 

 

 

              HEARING AID PRACTITIONERS ACT

        8.   S.6 R&S
Annual report

              LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES ACT, 2005

        9.   S.6 Amdt.
Annual meeting and report

              MASSAGE THERAPY ACT, 2005

      10.   S.8 R&S
Annual report

              MEDICAL ACT, 2011

      11.   S.10 Amdt.
Annual meeting

              OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS ACT, 2005

      12.   S.7 R&S
Annual report

              OPTOMETRY ACT, 2012

      13.   S.13 R&S
Annual report

 

 

 

              PHYSIOTHERAPY ACT, 2006

      14.   S.6 Amdt.
Annual meeting

              PSYCHOLOGISTS ACT, 2005

      15.   S.7 R&S
Annual report

              REGISTERED NURSES ACT, 2008

      16.   S.7 Amdt.
Annual meeting

              SOCIAL WORKERS ACT

      17.   S.16 R&S
Annual report


Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:

Short title

        1. This Act may be cited as the Annual Report Amendment Act.

CHIROPRACTORS ACT, 2009

SNL2009 cC-14.01

        2. Section 9 of the Chiropractors Act, 2009 is repealed and the following substituted:

Annual report

        9. (1) The board shall prepare and submit to the minister not later than 6 months after the end of its financial year

             (a)  a report on the activities of the board in the previous year; and

             (b)  the board's audited financial statements for the previous financial year.

             (2)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (3)  Where the board has a website, the board shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (4)  Where the board fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the board is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

DENTAL ACT, 2008

SNL2008 cD-6.1

        3. Subsections 8(3), (4) and (5) of the Dental Act, 2008 are repealed and the following substituted:

             (3)  The board shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1 each year

             (a)  a report on its activities; and

             (b)  its audited financial statements.

             (4)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (5)  Where the board has a website, the board shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (6)  Where the board fails to comply with subsection (3) or (5), it is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

DENTURISTS ACT, 2005

SNL2005 cD-7.1

        4. Section 7 of the Denturists Act, 2005 is repealed and the following substituted:

Annual report

        7. (1) The board shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1,

             (a)  a report on the activities of the board; and

             (b)  the board's audited financial statements.

             (2)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (3)  Where the board has a website, the board shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (4)  Where the board fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the board is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

DIETITIANS ACT

SNL2005 cD-23.1

        5. Section 18 of the Dietitians Act is repealed and the following substituted:

Annual report

      18. (1) The college shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1,

             (a)  a report on the activities of the college; and

             (b)  the college's audited financial statements.

             (2)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (3)  Where the college has a website, the college shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (4)  Where the college fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the college is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

DISPENSING OPTICIANS ACT, 2005

SNL2005 cD-25.1
as amended

        6. Section 9 of the Dispensing Opticians Act, 2005 is repealed and following substituted:

Annual report

        9. (1) The board shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1,

             (a)  a report on the activities of the board; and

             (b)  the board's audited financial statements.

             (2)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (3)  Where the board has a website, the board shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (4)  Where the board fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the board is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT

SNL2010 cH-1.02

        7. Section 16 of the Health Professions Act is repealed and the following substituted:

Annual report

      16. (1) The council shall prepare and submit to the minister not later than 6 months after the end of the financial year a report on the activities of the council in the previous year which shall contain

             (a)  the council's audited financial statements for the previous financial year;

             (b)  statistics respecting the frequency and circumstances of access to patient records without patient consent under Part III; and

             (c)  the annual reports of each college established under this Act as required under section 29.

             (2)  The minister shall publish the annual reports on the Health and Community Services website.

             (3)  The council shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (4)  Where the council fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the council is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

HEARING AID PRACTITIONERS ACT

SNL2005 cH-2.01

        8. Section 6 of the Hearing Aid Practitioners Act is repealed and the following substituted:

Annual report

        6. (1) The board shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1,

             (a)  a report on the activities of the board; and

             (b)  the board's audited financial statements.

             (2)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (3)  Where the board has a website, the board shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (4)  Where the board fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the board is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES ACT, 2005

SNL2005 cL-12.1
as amended

        9. Subsections 6(3) and (4) of the Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2005 are repealed and the following substituted:

             (3)  The college shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1,

             (a)  a report on the activities of the college; and

             (b)  the college's audited financial statements.

             (4)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (5)  Where the college has a website, the college shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (6)  Where the college fails to comply with subsection (3) or (5), the college is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

MASSAGE THERAPY ACT, 2005

SNL2005 cM-1.2
as amended

      10. Section 8 of the Massage Therapy Act, 2005 is repealed and the following substituted:

Annual report

        8. (1) The college shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1,

             (a)  a report on the activities of the college; and

             (b)  the college's audited financial statements.

             (2)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (3)  Where the college has a website, the college shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (4)  Where the college fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the college is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

MEDICAL ACT, 2011

SNL2011 cM-4.02

      11. Subsections 10(3), (4) and (5) of the Medical Act, 2011 are repealed and the following substituted:

             (3)  The council shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1

             (a)  a report on the activities of the college; and

             (b)  the college's audited financial statements.

             (4)  The report referred to in paragraph (3)(a) shall contain statistics respecting the frequency and circumstances of access to patient records without patient consent under section 71.

             (5)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (6)  Where the council has a website, the council shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (7)  Where the council fails to comply with subsection (3), (4) or (6), the college is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS ACT, 2005

SNL2005 cO-4.1
as amended

      12. Section 7 of the Occupational Therapists Act, 2005 is repealed and the following substituted:

Annual report

        7. (1) The board shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1

             (a)  a report on the activities of the board; and

             (b)  the board's audited financial statements.

             (2)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (3)  Where the board has a website, the board shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (4)  Where the board fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the board is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

OPTOMETRY ACT, 2012

SNL2012 cO-7.02

      13. Section 13 of the Optometry Act, 2012 is repealed and the following substituted:

Annual report

      13. (1) The college shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1 in a year

             (a)  a report on the activities of the council; and

             (b)  the college's audited financial statements.

             (2)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (3)  Where the college has a website, the college shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (4)  Where the college fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the college is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

PHYSIOTHERAPY ACT, 2006

SNL2006 cP-13.1

      14. Subsections 6(4) and (5) of the Physiotherapy Act, 2006 are repealed and the following substituted:

             (4)  The council shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1

             (a)  a report on the activities of the college; and

             (b)  the college's audited financial statements.

             (5)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (6)  Where the council has a website, the council shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (7)  Where the council fails to comply with subsection (4) or (6), the college is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

PSYCHOLOGISTS ACT, 2005

SNL2005 cP-34.1
as amended

      15. Section 7 of the Psychologists Act, 2005 is repealed and the following substituted:

Annual report

        7. (1) The board shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1

             (a)  a report on the activities of the board; and

             (b)  the board's audited financial statements.

             (2)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (3)  The board shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (4)  Where the board fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the board is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

REGISTERED NURSES ACT, 2008

SNL2008 cR-9.1
as amended

      16. Subsections 7(3), (4) and (5) of the Registered Nurses Act, 2008 are repealed and the following substituted:

             (3)  The council shall prepare and submit to the minister before July 1 each year

             (a)  a report on the activities of the association; and

             (b)  the association’s audited financial statements.

             (4)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (5)  Where the association has a website, the association shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (6)  Where the association fails to comply with subsection (3) or (5), it is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.

SOCIAL WORKERS ACT

SNL2010 cS-17.2

      17. Section 16 of the Social Workers Act is repealed and the following substituted:

Annual report

      16. (1) The board shall prepare and submit to the minister not later than 6 months after the end of the financial year a report on the activities of the association in the previous year which shall contain the association's audited financial statements for that financial year.

             (2)  The minister shall publish the annual report on the Health and Community Services website.

             (3)  The board shall publish the annual report on its website in a manner that the annual report may be accessed by a member of the public.

             (4)  Where the board fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the board is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.