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Department of Health and Community Services Notice, 2003
under the
Executive Council Act
(O.C. 2003-370)

(Filed July 18, 2003)

Under the authority of section 5 of the Executive Council Act , the Lieutenant-Governor in Council gives the following Notice.

Dated at St. John’s , July 11, 2003.

Tim Murphy
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council



Short title

        1. This Notice may be cited as the Department of Health and Community Services Notice, 2003 .

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        2. In this Notice

             (a)  "department" means the Department of Health and Community Services; and

             (b)  "minister" means the Minister of Health and Community Services.

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Departmental structure varied

        3. (1) The structure of the department is varied by Order in Council 2003-370.

             (2)  The department has 6 branches, as follows:

             (a)  Medical Services;

             (b)  Support Services;

             (c)  Policy and Planning;

             (d)  Board Services;

             (e)  Community Programs and Wellness; and

             (f)  Strategic Issues.

             (3)  The department is presided over by the minister.

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Powers and duties of the minister

        4. The powers, duties and functions of the minister include the supervision, control and direction of all matters relating to

             (a)  the preservation and promotion of health;

             (b)  the prevention and control of disease;

             (c)  the administration of hospitals, long term care facilities and personal care facilities;

             (d)  the control, possession, handling, keeping and sale of food and drugs;

             (e)  contracts, payments and remunerations for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, scientific, technical or other health and community services;

             (f)  public health and the enforcement of public health standards;

             (g)  the administration of a plan authorized by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for the assistance of students in a professional or technical field connected with health and community services;

             (h)  services to children, youth and families;

              (i)  adoption of children;

              (j)  child care services;

             (k)  in co-operation with the Minister of Justice, the administration of laws relating to the commission of offences by young persons;

              (l)  programs and residential facilities for persons who are neglected, dependent, abused, persons with disabilities and persons who are being treated for addictions; and

           (m)  the administration of the Acts set out in the Schedule and of all orders and regulations passed or made under those Acts, including those powers, functions or duties necessary or desirable for carrying out the purposes of those Acts

which are not, or in so far as they are not, the responsibility of another minister, agency, body, corporation, board, organization or person.

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        5. The Department of Health and Community Services Notice, Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 29/99, is repealed.

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              1.  Adoption Act (with Government Services and Lands)

              2.  Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation Act

              3.  Child Care Services Act (with Government Services and Lands)

              4.  Child, Youth and Family Services Act

              5.  Chiropractors Act

              6.  Communicable Diseases Act (with Government Services and Lands)

              7.  Dental Act

              8.  Denturists Act

              9.  Dieticians Act

            10.  Dispensing Opticians Act

            11.  Emergency Medical Aid Act

            12.  Food and Drug Act (with Government Services and Lands)

            13.  Health and Community Services Act (with Government Services ad Lands)

            14.  Health Care Association Act

            15.  Hearing Aid Dealers Act

            16.  Homes for Special Care Act

            17.  Hospital Insurance Agreement Act

            18.  Hospitals Act

            19.  Human Tissue Act

            20.  Licensed Practical Nurses Act

            21.  Massage Therapy Act

            22.  Medical Act

            23.  Medical Care Insurance Act, 1999

            24.  Mental Health Act

            25.  Midwifery Act

            26.  Neglected Adults Welfare Act

            27.  Occupational Therapists Act

            28.  Optometry Act

            29.  Pharmaceutical Association Act, 1994

            30.  Physiotherapy Act

            31.  Private Homes for Special Care Allowances Act

            32.  Psychologists Act

            33.  Registered Nurses Act

            34.  Rehabilitation Act (with Human Resources and Employment)

            35.  Self-managed Home Support Services Act

            36.  Smoke-free Environment Act (with Government Services and Lands)

            37.  Social Workers Association Act

            38.  Tobacco Control Act (with Government Services and Lands)

            39.  Venereal Disease Prevention Act

            40.  Young Persons Offences Act (with Justice)

            41.  Youth Criminal Justice Act ( Canada ) (with Justice)

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