An Act Respecting Health Services and Language
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:
Regional Health Authorities Act
1(1) The Regional Health Authorities Act, chapter R-5.05 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 2002, is amended by adding after section 13 the following:
Designation of university hospital centres
13.1 Upon application by a regional health authority, the Minister may designate hospitals as university hospital centres or affiliated university hospital centres.
1(2) The Act is amended by adding after section 18 the following:
Language and health services
18.1(1) Regional Health Authority A/Régie régionale de la santé A shall operate in French and Regional Health Authority B/Régie régionale de la santé B shall operate in English.
18.1(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a regional health authority shall
(a)  respect the language of daily operations of the facilities under its responsibility, and
(b)  provide health services to members of the public in the official language of their choice through the regional health authority’s network of health establishments, facilities and programs.
18.1(3) Each regional heath authority has the responsibility to improve the delivery of health services in the French language.
1(3) Section 19 of the Act is amended
(a)  in paragraph (1)(a) by striking out “shall be reflective of the linguistic community served and”;
(b)  by repealing subsection (8);
(c)  by repealing subsection (9) and substituting the following:
19(9) A board of directors of a regional health authority and its members shall conduct their affairs in the language of operation of the regional health authority.
New Brunswick Health Council Act
2 Section 3 of the New Brunswick Health Council Act, chapter N-5.105 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 2008, is amended
(a)  in paragraph (h) of the English version by striking out “and” at the end of the paragraph;
(b)  by adding after paragraph (h) the following:
(h.1)  to take into account the particular needs of the two official linguistic communities in the exercise of the activities referred to in paragraphs (a) to (h); and