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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 18/08

Regional Health Authorities Regulations
under the
Regional Health Authorities Act
(O.C. 2008-059)

Amended by:

2008 cP-7.01 s96
2009 c26 s16
2011 cA-4.01 s39
2016 cI-2.1 s21

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 18/08

Regional Health Authorities Regulations
under the
Regional Health Authorities Act
(O.C. 2008-059)

(Filed March 19, 2008 )

Under the authority of sections 6 and 27 of the Regional Health Authorities Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s , February 5, 2008 .

Gary Norris
Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

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Short title

        1. These regulations may be cited as the Regional Health Authorities Regulations .

18/08 s1

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Definitions

        2. In these regulations

             (a)  "Act" means the Regional Health Authorities Act ;

             (b)  "client" means a person who avails of the services of an authority; and

             (c)  "Standards for Management Information Systems in Canadian Health Service Organizations" means the standards for managing financial and statistical data developed and maintained by the Canadian Institute for Health Information and includes all amendments and revisions made to those standards.

18/08 s2

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Authorities and regions

        3. (1) The regional health authorities continued under section 28 of the Act shall provide for the delivery and administration of health and community services in the following regions:

             (a)  the Eastern Region;

             (b)  the Central Region;

             (c)  the Western Region; and

             (d)  the Labrador-Grenfell Region.

             (2)  The boundaries of the regions referred to in subsection (1) are as follows:

             (a)  Eastern Region: The eastern region shall include the Avalon, Bonavista and Burin Peninsulas extending from St. John's west to Port Blandford inclusive;

             (b)  Central Region: The central region shall extend from Charlottetown inclusive in the east, Fogo Island in the northeast, Harbour Breton/the Connaigre Peninsula in the south to the Baie Verte Peninsula in the west;

             (c)  Western Region: The western region shall extend from Port aux Basques on the southeast coast to Francois, northwest to Bartlett's Harbour and on the eastern boundary north to Jackson's Arm; and

             (d)  Labrador-Grenfell Region: The Labrador-Grenfell region include the area north of Bartlett 's Harbour to Harbour Deep on the Northern Peninsula and all of Labrador .

             (3)  The trustees of the boards of regional health authorities shall be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, and in all cases there shall be at least 8 trustees but no more than 18 trustees of a board of a regional health authority.

             (4)  Employees and medical staff of regional health authorities shall not be eligible to sit as trustees of a regional health authority.

18/08 s3; 2016 cI-2.1 s21

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Duties of regional health authorities

        4. The regional health authorities established under section 3 shall supervise, direct and control the delivery of health and community services in the areas of:

             (a)  health protection and promotion;

             (b)  continuing and long term care;

             (c)  community health;

             (d)  mental health;

             (e)  addiction services;

             (f)  [Rep. by 2009 c26 s16]

             (g)  community supports and home care;

             (h)  treatment of illness and injury;

              (i)  hospital care;

              (j)  evaluation, research, and quality assurance;

             (k)  health screening;

              (l)  adults in need of protective intervention; and

           (m)  road ambulance services.

18/08 s4; 2009 c26 s16; 2011 cA-4.01 s39

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Financial records and accounting

        5. (1) The financial records of the regional health authorities shall be kept in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

             (2)  Financial and statistical reporting by the regional health authorities shall be in accordance with the Standards for Management Information Systems in Canadian Health Service Organizations and in accordance with any other reporting guidelines or standards which may be required by the minister.

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Rep. by 2008 cP-7.01 s96

        6. [Rep. by 2008 cP-7.01 s96]

2008 cP-7.01 s96

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Authority delegated

        7. (1) [Rep. by 2011 cA-4.01 s39]

             (2)  Under the authority of paragraph 27(d) of the Act, the appointment of an inspector under paragraph 2(d) of the Health and Community Services Act is, for the purpose of the Personal Care Home Regulations made under that Act only, delegated to the authorities established under the Regional Health Authorities Act and these regulations.

18/08 s7; 2011 cA-4.01 s39

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Authority assuming other obligations

        8. An authority constituted by these regulations is considered to have assumed and to be vested with the assets, liabilities, rights and obligations of the authority it has replaced by the enactment of these regulations.

18/08 s8

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Commencement

        9. These regulations shall come into force on the date the Regional Health Authorities Act comes into force.

18/08 s9