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An Act to Amend the Regional Health Authorities Act

Legislature :
56
Session :
2
Bill No. :
34
Member :
Hon. Michael Murphy, Q.C.
First Reading :
2008-3-11
Second Reading :
2008-4-22
Committee of the Whole :
2008-4-23
2008-4-24
2008-4-25
Amended :
2008-4-25
Third Reading :
2008-4-29
Royal Assent :
2008-4-30
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Bill 34

Text of Bill :

 

Amendment : Section 16 Subsection (1)

Strike out "On the date of the first reading of this Act as a bill in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick," and substitute "On March 11, 2008,".

Section 6

Strike out section 6 and substitute the following:

6 Section 19 of the Act is repealed and the following is substituted:

Board of regional health authority

19
(1) The business and affairs of a regional health authority shall be controlled and managed by a board of directors as follows:

(a) seventeen voting members appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, which appointments shall be reflective of the linguistic community served and shall have regard to gender, representation from urban and rural areas and predetermined competencies determined by the Minister as being necessary to ensure the appropriate skills for the positions; and

(b) three non-voting members as follows:

(i) the chief executive officer;
(ii) the chairperson of the professional advisory committee; and
(iii) the chairperson of the medical advisory committee.

19(2) The term of office of a member appointed under paragraph (1)(a) shall not exceed five years.
19(3) A majority of the voting members of the board constitutes a quorum.

19(4) A vacancy on the board does not impair the capacity of the board to act.

19(5) Where a vacancy occurs during the term of office of a member appointed under paragraph (1)(a), the person appointed to fill the vacancy shall be appointed to serve the remainder of the term of office of that member.

19(6) The chairperson of the board shall be appointed from among the voting members of the board by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.

19(7) A regional health authority shall pay its directors such remuneration and expenses as the Lieutenant-Governor in Council determines.

19(8) The board of directors shall not change or modify, or direct the change or modification of, the language used in the daily operations of a hospital or other facility that delivers health services in the region for which the regional health authority is established, and shall ensure that communications with the hospital or facility occur in the language of its daily operations.

19(9) Subject to subsection (8), the board of directors shall conduct its affairs in the majority language of the linguistic community which it serves, namely the board of directors of Regional Health Authority A/Régie régionale de la santé A shall conduct its affairs in French and the board of directors of Regional Health Authority B/Régie régionale de la santé B shall conduct its affairs in English.

Section 25 Subsection (2)

Strike out "on the date this Act received first reading as a bill in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick" and substitute "on March 11, 2008".

Section 2

By striking out section 2.

Section 1

By striking out section 1.

Section 10

By striking out section 10.

Section 11

By striking out section 11.

Section 3

Strike out section 3 and substitute the following:

3 The heading "Review by Minister" preceding section 14 of the Regional Health Authorities Act, chapter R-5.05 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 2002, is repealed.


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