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Regional Health Authorities Act

Legislature :
54
Session :
4
Bill No. :
17
Member :
Hon. E. Robichaud
First Reading :
2001-12-14
Second Reading :
2001-12-18
Committee of the Whole :
2002-1-2
2002-1-3
2002-1-4
2002-1-8
2002-1-9
Amended :
2002-1-2
2002-1-3
2002-1-9
Third Reading :
2002-1-10
Royal Assent :
2002-1-11

Text of Bill :
                              Chapter Outline

PART I

INTERPRETATION

Definitions 1

       addiction services - services de toxicomanie

       board - conseil

       extra-mural services - services extra-muraux

       facility - établissement

       health region - région de la santé

       health services - services de santé

       Minister - Ministre

       patient - malade

       provincial health plan - plan provincial de la santé

       regional health authority - régie régionale de la santé

       regional health and business plan - plan régional de la santé et d'affaires

Purpose 2

Conflict 3

PART II

POWERS AND DUTIES OF MINISTER

Administration of Act 4(1)

Designation by Minister 4(2)

Delegation by Minister 5

Provincial health plan 6

Accountability framework 7

Minister may give directions 8

Minister may establish performance targets 9

Provincial standards for health services 10

Health services provided by Minister 11

Approval by Minister 12

Agreements by Minister 13

Review by Minister 14

PART III

REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES

DIVISION A

ESTABLISHMENT OF HEALTH REGIONS AND REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES

Establishment of health regions 15

Establishment of regional health authorities 16

Legal status of regional health authority 17

Non-profit body corporate 18

DIVISION B

STRUCTURE AND ADMINISTRATION

Board of regional health authority 19(1)

Directions of Minister to board 19(2)-(4)

Composition of board 19(5)

Quorum 19(6)

Vacancy 19(7), (8)

Disqualification of board member 19(9)

Dismissal of board member 19(10)

Chairperson 19(11)

Remuneration and expenses of directors 19(12)

First directors 20

By-laws and policies 21

Meetings of the board 22, 23

Minutes 24

Conflict of interest 25

Chief executive officer 26

Professional advisory committee 27

Medical advisory committee 28

DIVISION C

POWERS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES

Responsibilities of regional health authority 29

Determination of health needs 30

Provision of health services 31

Regional health and business plan 32

Consultation by regional health authority 33

Delivery of services 34

Advice respecting provincial plan 35

Operation within accountability framework 36

Agreements by regional health authority 37

Trust and other funds 38

Annual meeting 39

Translation services 40

Reports and returns 41

PART IV

FINANCIAL MATTERS

Funding for regional health authority 42

Minister may withhold payments 43

Fiscal year 44

Borrowing 45

Deficit 46

Surplus 47

Capital assets and equipment 48

Investments 49

Financial information 50

Accounting principles 51

Retention of financial records 52

Auditor 53

Insurance coverage 54-56

Annual report 57

Appointment of a trustee 58

Crown Corporations Committee 59

PART V

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Property 60

Limitations 61

Crown not liable 62

Prohibited action 63

Indemnification 64

Confidentiality of information 65

Compliance with provincial standards 66

Inspection powers 67, 68

Misleading statements 69

Offences 70

Application of Regulations Act 71

Regulations 72

PART VI

CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS AND COMMENCEMENT

Dissolution of hospital corporations and transfer of authority 73

Medical staff of hospital corporations 74

Chief executive officers of hospital corporations 75

Amendments to the Financial Administration Act 76

Amendments to the Public Service Labour Relations Act 77

Amendments to the Right to Information Act and regulations 78, 79

Commencement 80

SCHEDULE A



Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:

                                                                                     PART I

                                                                               INTERPRETATION

Definitions

1 In this Act

"addiction services" means prevention, treatment or rehabilitation services provided to a patient affected by a drug, alcohol or gambling dependency; («services de
toxicomanie»)

"board" means a board of directors of a regional health authority; («conseil»)

"extra-mural services" means acute, long term, rehabilitative or palliative care provided to a patient at the patient's place of residence, place of work or other place in a
community; («services extra-muraux»)

"facility" means a facility in or from which health services are provided; («établissement»)

"health region" means a health region established under section 15; («région de la santé»)

"health services" means hospital services, addiction services and extra-mural services; («services de santé»)

"Minister" means the Minister of Health and Wellness and includes any person designated by the Minister to act on the Minister's behalf; («Ministre»)

"patient" means a person who receives health services from a regional health authority; («malade»)

"provincial health plan" means the provincial health plan established, or amended, by the Minister under section 6; («plan provincial de la santé»)

"regional health authority" means a regional health authority established under section 16; («régie régionale de la santé»)

"regional health and business plan" means a plan approved or amended under section 32. («plan régional de la santé et d'affaires»)

Purpose

2 The purpose of this Act is to establish regional health authorities with responsibility for providing for the delivery of and administering health services in specified
geographic areas and, where authorized, in other areas of the Province.

Conflict

3 Where there is a conflict between this Act or the regulations and the Hospital Act or regulations under that Act, the provisions of this Act and the regulations prevail.

                                                                                     PART II

                                                                  POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE MINISTER

Administration of Act

4(1) The Minister is responsible for the administration of this Act.

Designation by Minister

4(2) The Minister may designate one or more persons to act on the Minister's behalf.

Delegation by Minister

5 The Minister may delegate, in writing, any authority, power, duty or function conferred or imposed on the Minister under this Act to a regional health authority.

Provincial health plan

6(1) The Minister shall establish, and may amend, a provincial health plan, which shall include

       (a) the principles upon which the provision of health services in the province are to be based,

       (b) the provincial objectives and priorities for the provision of health services in the Province or areas of the Province,

       (c) the health services to be provided or made available by a regional health authority within its region and, where applicable, outside of its region,

       (d) the health services to be acquired by the Minister from outside of the Province,

       (e) the provincial programs for the provision of health services in the province,

       (f) the nature and scope of any basic or applied research initiatives that are to be conducted in relation to health care and health services,

       (g) the programs for training of persons in the medical and other health professions, including practice settings for the training of health professionals,

       (h) the policy framework, parameters and standards for the consolidation of clinical and non-clinical services provided by regional health authorities,

       (i) a comprehensive financial plan that includes a statement of how material and human resources, including but not limited to, financial resources, are to be allocated to
       meet the provincial health plan, and

       (j) any other matter prescribed by regulation.

6(2) When establishing or amending the provincial health plan, the Minister shall have regard to the requirements of the Hospital Services Act.

6(3) The Minister shall consult with every regional health authority when preparing the provincial health plan, and when amending the provincial health plan.

Accountability framework

7(1) The Minister shall establish an accountability framework that describes the roles of the Minister and other government ministers and the regional health authorities and
that specifies the responsibilities each has towards the other within the provincial health system.

7(2) The Minister shall consult with every regional health authority when establishing an accountability framework.

Minister may give directions

8(1) The Minister may give directions to a regional health authority for the purpose of

       (a) implementing the provincial health plan,

       (b) providing priorities and guidelines for a regional health authority to follow in carrying out and exercising its responsibilities, duties and powers, and

       (c) coordinating the work of the regional health authorities with each other and with the programs, policies and work of the government and other persons in the
       provision of health services.

8(2) The Minister may establish parameters and give directions to a regional health authority in relation to the planning, organization, management and delivery of health
services by the regional health authority.

Minister may establish performance targets

9 The Minister may establish performance targets for a regional health authority with respect to

       (a) its development as an organization,

       (b) its financial management,

       (c) ensuring access to the health services provided by the regional health authority,

       (d) achieving satisfactory patient outcomes,

       (e) the level of patient satisfaction with the services provided by the regional health authority, and

       (f) any other matter prescribed by regulation.

Provincial standards for health services

10 The Minister may establish provincial standards for the provision of health services in the province and regions of the province and with respect to the quality of health
services provided.

Health services provided by the Minister

11 Notwithstanding any provision of this or any other Act, where the Minister considers it in the public interest to do so, the Minister may

       (a) provide or arrange for the provision of health services in an area of the province, or outside the province, whether or not the services are being provided by a regional
       health authority, and

       (b) may do any other thing that the Minister considers necessary to ensure the provision of health services in the province.

Approval by Minister

12(1) The Minister may make an approval given by the Minister under this Act or the regulations subject to such terms and conditions as the Minister considers appropriate.

12(2) The Minister may suspend or revoke an approval given under this Act or the regulations.

Agreements by Minister

13 The Minister may enter into, and amend, agreements for the purposes of this Act with

       (a) the government of Canada or of another province, territory or jurisdiction,

       (b) a department, agency or body under the jurisdiction of the government of Canada or of another province, territory or jurisdiction,

       (c) a band council as defined in the Indian Act (Canada),

       (d) a regional health authority,

       (e) a municipality, or

       (f) or any other person or group of persons.

Review by Minister

14(1) The Minister shall ensure that a comprehensive review is commenced within five years after the commencement of this Act for the purpose of examining and reporting on
the effectiveness of moving to a regional health authority system.

14(2) The Minister shall ensure that a review under subsection (1) is concluded no later than eighteen months after it commences.

14(3) The Minister shall lay the report prepared as a result of the review before the Legislative Assembly within thirty days after receiving the report, or if the Legislative
Assembly is not sitting, when it next sits.

                                                                                     PART III

                                                                      REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES

                                                                                  DIVISION A

                                             ESTABLISHMENT OF HEALTH REGIONS AND REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES

Establishment of health regions

15(1) The regions described and named in Schedule A are established as health regions for the purposes of this Act.

15(2) The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may, by regulation, vary the boundaries of a health region.

Establishment of regional health authorities

16 There are established the following regional health authorities for the health regions listed below:

       (a) two regional health authorities for Health Region 1, one to be known as Regional Health Authority 1(Beauséjour)/Régie régionale de la santé 1 (Beauséjour) and the
       other as Regional Health Authority 1(South-East)/Régie régionale de la santé 1 (sud-est);

       (b) one regional health authority for Health Region 2, to be known as Regional Health Authority 2/Régie régionale de la santé 2;

       (c) one regional health authority for Health Region 3, to be known as Regional Health Authority 3/Régie régionale de la santé 3;

       (d) one regional health authority for Health Region 4, to be known as Regional Health Authority 4/Régie régionale de la santé 4;

       (e) one regional health authority for Health Region 5, to be known as Regional Health Authority 5/Régie régionale de la santé 5;

       (f) one regional health authority for Health Region 6, to be known as Regional Health Authority 6/Régie régionale de la santé 6;

       (g) one regional health authority for Health Region 7, to be known as Regional Health Authority 7/Régie régionale de la santé 7.

Legal status of regional health authority

17 A regional health authority is a body corporate and, subject to this Act and the regulations, has all the rights, powers and privileges of a natural person of full capacity for
the purposes of carrying out and exercising its responsibilities, duties and powers under this Act.

Non-profit body corporate

18 A regional health authority is established to operate exclusively as a body corporate without share capital, and no part of the income or property of a regional health
authority shall be paid to, or otherwise be made available for, the personal benefit of any director of the authority.

                                                                                  DIVISION B

                                                                     STRUCTURE AND ADMINISTRATION

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, appointed or elected in accordance with this Act and the
regulations.

Directions of Minister to board

19(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where the Minister is of the opinion that a decision of a board is inconsistent with its regional health and business plan, the Minister may
override the decision of the board and substitute his or her decision for that of the board to ensure compliance with the plan, and the decision of the Minister shall be deemed to
be the decision of the board.

19(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where the Minister is of the opinion that a board of a regional health authority has failed or is failing to ensure compliance with the
regional health and business plan for the regional health authority, the Minister may give directions in respect of the matter, and the directions of the Minister shall be deemed
to be the directions of the board.

19(4) Where the Minister makes a decision under subsection (2) or gives a direction under subsection (3), the chief executive officer shall ensure that the decisions and
directions of the Minister are carried out.

Composition of board

19(5) A board of a regional health authority shall consist of fifteen voting members and three non-voting members as follows:

       (a) seven voting members who shall be appointed by the Minister;

       (b) eight voting members who shall be elected;

       (c) the chief executive officer, who shall be a non-voting member;

       (d) the chairperson of the professional advisory committee, who shall be a non-voting member; and

       (e) the chairperson of the medical advisory committee, who shall be a non-voting member.

Quorum

19(6) A majority of the voting members of the board constitutes a quorum.

Vacancy

19(7) A vacancy on the board does not impair the capacity of the board to act.

19(8) Where a vacancy occurs on the board, the Minister may appoint a person to fill the vacancy for the balance of the term of the member replaced.

Disqualification of board member

19(9) Where a board member is disqualified from holding office as a member of the board, the remaining members of the board shall declare the office to be vacant and shall
immediately notify the Minister of that fact.

Dismissal of board member

19(10) The Minister may dismiss any member of a board, whether appointed or elected, for cause.

Chairperson

19(11) The chairperson of the board shall be selected in accordance with the by-laws.

Remuneration and expenses of directors

19(12) A regional health authority shall pay its directors such remuneration and expenses as the Lieutenant-Governor in Council determines.

First directors

20(1) Notwithstanding subsections 19(1) and (11), the first board of directors of a regional health authority shall consist of

       (a) fifteen voting members appointed by the Minister, and

       (b) the three non-voting members referred to in paragraphs 19(5)(c) to (e).

20(2) The Minister may

       (a) appoint one of the first directors as the first chairperson of the board of the regional health authority, and

       (b) make subsequent appointments to fill vacancies on the board until directors are appointed or elected under subsection 19(1), and a person appointed under this
       paragraph is deemed to be a first director.

20(3) The terms of office of a first director and first chairperson of a regional health authority continue until their successors are appointed or elected under subsection 19(1).

By-laws and policies

21(1) A board shall make by-laws and policies not inconsistent with this Act regarding its internal organization and proceedings and for the general conduct and management
of the affairs of the regional health authority.

21(2) The by-laws made by a board, and all amendments to them, shall be submitted to the Minister for approval in accordance with the procedures established by the Minister.

21(3) A by-law of a board has no force and effect until approved by the Minister.

21(4) A regional health authority shall ensure that its by-laws are available for inspection by members of the public during normal office hours.

Meetings of the board

22(1) A member of the board of directors of a regional health authority shall not vote by proxy at a meeting of the board of directors.

22(2) A member of the board of directors of a regional health authority may participate in a meeting of the board of directors or of a committee of the board of directors by
means of telephone or other communication facilities that permit all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other if

       (a) the by-laws of the regional health authority so provide, or

       (b) subject to the by-laws, all members of the board of directors consent.

22(3) A member of a board of directors participating in a meeting in accordance with subsection (2) shall be deemed to be present at the meeting.

23(1) Subject to subsection (2), a board shall hold its meetings open to the public.

23(2) A board may hold a meeting, or a portion of a meeting, in private if, in the board's opinion, the meeting or portion of the meeting would

       (a) reveal information specific to an identifiable individual,

       (b) reveal information relating to risk management issues or patient care issues,

       (c) prejudice any security measures undertaken by the regional health authority, or

       (d) compromise the regional health authority's effectiveness in carrying out its duties and responsibilities.

Minutes

24(1) A board shall ensure that the minutes of each meeting are recorded.

24(2) Where a board holds a meeting, or a portion of a meeting, in private, it shall ensure that the minutes of the meeting indicate the nature of the subject matter to be
discussed in private and why the board, in its opinion, considers it necessary to hold the meeting, or portion of the meeting, in private.

24(3) A board shall forward a copy of the adopted minutes of a meeting to the Minister within seven days after the meeting at which the minutes were adopted, and shall provide
the Minister with the minutes of any meeting, or portion of the meeting, that was held in private.

24(4) A board shall ensure that the adopted minutes, other than the minutes arising from a meeting or portion of the meeting that was held in private, are made available to the
public during normal business hours.

Conflict of interest

25(1) A member of a board shall not vote on or speak to a matter before the board if

       (a) the member has an interest in the matter, distinct from an interest arising from his or her functions as a member,

       (b) the member has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in the matter,

       (c) a parent, spouse, brother, sister or child of the member has an interest in the matter, or

       (d) the member is an officer, employee or agent of a corporation or an unincorporated association, or other association of persons that has an interest in the matter.

25(2) Where a member is in conflict, the member shall disclose to the board the nature and extent of the interest either in writing or by requesting to have it entered in the
minutes of the meeting of the board.

25(3) A member shall disclose a conflict of interest

       (a) at the meeting where the matter giving rise to the conflict of interest is considered, or

       (b) if the member is not in a conflict of interest at the time described in paragraph (a), at the first meeting that is held after the conflict arises.

Chief executive officer

26(1) Notwithstanding subsection 6(2) of the Financial Administration Act, the Deputy Minister of the Department of Health and Wellness shall, with respect to a chief
executive officer of a regional health authority, be deemed to be the delegate of the Board of Management for the purpose of appointing and terminating the appointment of, and
for setting the terms and conditions of employment a chief executive officer within the parameters set by the Board of Management.

26(2) The chief executive officer of a regional health authority shall report to the Deputy Minister of the Department of Health and Wellness.

26(3) Notwithstanding that an appointment is made under subsection (1), and notwithstanding subsection (2), the position of chief executive officer of a regional health authority
shall be deemed in Part III of the public service of the Province as specified in the First Schedule of the Public Service Labour Relations Act for the purpose of all other
matters that relate to the employment relationship.

26(4) The chief executive officer is responsible for the general management and conduct of the affairs of the regional health authority within the by-laws, policies and
directions of the board.

Professional advisory committee

27(1) A board shall, in accordance with the by-laws, establish a professional advisory committee to advise the board respect to

       (a) clinical care and health issues,

       (b) criteria for admission and discharge of patients,

       (c) quality assurance and risk management with respect to the health services delivered by the regional health authority, and

       (d) any other issues the board may refer to the committee.

27(2) A professional advisory committee shall consist of not more than fifteen members appointed by the board, at least five of whom shall be members of different health
professions that are self-regulated under a private Act.

Medical advisory committee

28(1) A board shall, in accordance with the by-laws, establish a medical advisory committee

       (a) to advise the board with respect to appointments to the medical staff and on privileges of members of the medical staff, and

       (b) to investigate, at the request of the board, questions requiring medical judgment and to report to the board.

28(2) Before making appointments to the medical staff of a regional health authority or granting privileges, a board of directors shall request advice from the medical advisory
committee as to the appointments to be made and the privileges to be granted.

28(3) A medical advisory committee shall make adequate provision for the supervision of all medical services and dental services provided by a regional health authority.

                                                                                  DIVISION C

                                             POWERS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES

Responsibilities of regional health authority

29(1) A regional health authority shall provide for the delivery of and administer health services in the region for which it is established.

29(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a regional health authority may, where authorized under its regional health and business plan, deliver health services in another region.

Determination of health needs

30 A regional health authority shall

       (a) determine the health needs of the population that it serves,

       (b) determine the priorities in the provision of health services for the population it serves, and

       (c) allocate resources according to the regional health and business plan.

Provision of health services

31 A regional health authority may provide health services only where

       (a) there is a need for health services,

       (b) the services are included in a plan approved by the Minister,

       (c) the services are consistent with the provincial health plan, and

       (d) sufficient resources are available.

Regional health and business plan

32(1) A regional health authority shall, within the time and form specified by the Minister, prepare and submit to the Minister a proposed regional health and business plan
that, having regard to the provincial health plan, includes

       (a) the principles upon which the provision of health services by the regional health authority are to be based,

       (b) the objectives and priorities of the regional health authority for the provision of health services to meet the health needs in the health region and, where applicable, to
       meet the health needs of persons in other parts of the Province,

       (c) the health services to be delivered and administered by the regional health authority and where the services are to be provided,

       (d) the nature and scope of any basic or applied research initiatives in relation to health care and health services,

       (e) the programs for training of persons in the medical and other health professions, including practice settings for the training of health professionals,

       (f) the means by which persons outside the region will be able to access the provincial programs for the provision of health services that are delivered by the authority,

       (g) the methods by which it will measure its performance in the delivery and administration of health services,

       (h) the initiatives respecting the delivery of health services that will involve the spending of money derived from foundations, trusts or other funds over which the
       regional health authority exercises powers and discharges responsibilities of a fiduciary or other nature,

       (i) any commercial arrangements or ventures in which the regional health authority participates or proposes to participate,

       (j) a comprehensive financial plan, which shall include

       (i) a statement of how human and material resources, including financial resources, will be allocated to meet the objectives and priorities of the regional health
       authority,

       (ii) a statement of how the authority proposes to eliminate or reduce a deficit, if it has one, and

       (iii) the details of all investments held by the authority, or on its behalf, and

       (k) any other matter prescribed by regulation.

32(2) A regional health authority shall prepare a plan for a period covering three fiscal years and shall review and update the plan each year for the forthcoming three fiscal
years.

32(3) The Minister may

       (a) approve a proposed regional health plan as submitted, subject to the condition that the approval of the component of the plan that relates to the financial plan shall be
       only in respect of the forthcoming fiscal year, or

       (b) refer a proposed regional health plan back to the regional health authority for further action, with any directions the Minister considers appropriate.

32(4) A proposed regional health plan that is referred back to a regional health authority under paragraph (3)(b) shall be resubmitted as directed by the Minister, and when it is
resubmitted, subsection (3) applies.

32(5) A regional health authority shall submit to the Minister, for approval,

       (a) any revisions or amendments to an approved regional health and business plan proposed by the regional health authority from time to time, and

       (b) proposed revisions or amendments to an approved regional health and business plan respecting matters specified by the Minister, within the time specified by the
       Minister,

and subsections (3) and (4) apply to any proposed revisions or amendments submitted to the Minister under this section.

Consultation by regional health authority

33(1) When preparing or updating a proposed regional health and business plan, a regional health authority shall ensure that it consults with members of the public in relation
to identifying the health needs of the population in the region, the need for health services in the region, the priorities for the delivery of health services in the region, and
whether the health needs of the region are being met.

33(2) When preparing a proposed regional health and business plan, a regional health authority may consult with such other regional health authorities, persons or
government departments and agencies, as the regional health authority considers appropriate.

Delivery of services

34 A regional health authority shall ensure that

       (a) health services are delivered through its employees and staff or through agreements with the government or other persons,

       (b) health services delivered by employees and staff or through agreements under paragraph (a) are delivered in accordance with the provincial standards established by
       the Minister for those services, and

       (c) health services are delivered within the parameters established and the directions and guidelines issued by the Minister.

Advice respecting provincial plan

35 A regional health authority shall, when consulted by the Minister under subsection 6(3), provide advice to the Minister with respect to the provincial health plan.

Operation within accountability framework

36 Subject to this Act and the regulations, a regional health authority shall operate within the accountability framework established by the Minister under section 7.

Agreements by regional health authority

37 A regional health authority may enter into, and amend, an agreement for the purposes of this Act and the regulations with

       (a) the provincial government or an agency or body under the jurisdiction of the government,

       (b) the government of Canada or of another province, territory or jurisdiction,

       (c) a department, agency or body under the jurisdiction of the government of Canada or of another province, territory or jurisdiction,

       (d) a band council as defined in the Indian Act (Canada),

       (e) a regional health authority,

       (f) a municipality, or

       (g) any other person or group of persons.

Trust and other funds

38(1) A regional health authority shall not use the capital of trust or other funds over which the regional health authority exercises powers and discharges responsibilities of a
fiduciary or other nature unless its use has been approved in the regional health and business plan for that regional health authority.

38(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the capital of trust or other funds over which a regional health authority exercises powers or discharges responsibilities of a fiduciary or
other nature may be used if a specific directive in the instrument creating the fund authorizes the use of the capital and the use of the capital is consistent with the regional
health and business plan for that authority.

38(3) The transfer and vesting by this Act of powers and responsibilities of a fiduciary or other nature over trust and other funds does not alter the purposes for which a trust
or other funds were established, and the funds shall be used for the purpose for which they were intended.

Annual meeting

39 Commencing in the year 2003, a regional health authority shall hold an annual meeting open to the public during the month of June in each year and shall present its
annual report at the meeting.

Translation services

40 A regional health authority shall ensure that simultaneous translation services in both official languages are provided to members of the public who attend a board meeting
that is open to the public or any meeting conducted by the authority that is open to the public.

Reports and returns

41 A regional health authority shall provide to the Minister any reports, returns and statistical information that the Minister may require from time to time, within the time
and form specified by the Minister.

                                                                                    PART IV

                                                                            FINANCIAL MATTERS

Funding for regional health authority

42 The Minister may provide funding to a regional health authority for the purposes of this Act out of money appropriated by the Legislature for those purposes.

Minister may withhold payments

43 The Minister may withhold payments or any part of a payment to a regional health authority until it complies with this Act and the regulations under this Act, or the
regional health and business plan, as the case may be.

Fiscal year

44 The fiscal year of a regional health authority begins on the first day in April in one year and ends on the thirty-first day of March in the next year.

Borrowing

45 Subject to the approval of the Minister, a regional health authority may borrow money for the purposes of the regional health authority.

Deficit

46 A regional health authority shall not accumulate a deficit.

Surplus

47 Notwithstanding the Financial Administration Act, a regional health authority may, with the approval of the Minister, retain from year to year all or part of a budgetary
surplus that the regional health authority has realized in its operations.

Capital assets and equipment

48(1) A regional health authority may acquire or dispose of capitalized assets or equipment in accordance with the regional health and business plan.

48(2) Where assets are sold by a regional health authority, the regional health authority shall use the proceeds of the sale in accordance with the regional health and business
plan.

Investments

49 A regional health authority may invest money in accordance with its by-laws.

Financial information

50 A regional health authority shall, within the time specified by the Minister, provide to the Minister any financial information that is requested by the Minister.

Accounting principles

51 A regional health authority shall apply generally accepted accounting principles as determined by the Auditor General.

Retention of financial records

52 A regional health authority shall retain a financial record for a minimum of six years after the record was created.

Auditor

53(1) A regional health authority shall appoint an external auditor who shall audit the records, accounts and financial transactions of the regional health authority annually.

53(2) A regional health authority shall not appoint for an auditor, and no person shall act as an auditor of a regional health authority, if in the fiscal year in which the
appointment is made, or in the preceding fiscal year, the person

       (a) is or was a director of the regional health authority,

       (b) has or had a direct or indirect interest in an agreement or contract entered into by the regional authority, other than a contract respecting the audit, or

       (c) is or was employed by the regional health authority in a capacity other than as auditor.

Insurance Coverage

54(1) A regional health authority shall maintain adequate insurance coverage for the protection of all property of the authority and for the protection of all property entrusted
to the authority.

54(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a regional health authority shall be deemed to have an insurable interest in property entrusted to it.

54(3) The Province may assume responsibility for interest and risks of a regional health authority respecting specified property of the authority and respecting specified
property entrusted to the authority.

54(4) If the Province assumes responsibility under subsection (3) respecting specified property of the regional health authority or property entrusted to a regional health
authority, the regional health authority shall not maintain insurance coverage for the protection of that property.

54(5) Any money payable as a result of damage to property of a regional health authority, or to property entrusted to a regional health authority, is payable to the owner or
owners of the property in accordance with their interests.

54(6) If property of a regional health authority or property entrusted to a regional health authority is damaged, it shall not be repaired or abandoned without the prior written
approval of the Minister.

55(1) Subject to subsection (3), a regional health authority shall maintain adequate insurance coverage for the protection of all patients, visitors, staff and other persons who
are, by invitation, at buildings or other premises or places entrusted to the regional health authority.

55(2) The Province shall indemnify a regional health authority, on such terms and conditions as it considers appropriate, for any money payable by the regional health
authority to or in respect of patients, visitors, staff or other persons who are, by invitation, at buildings or other premises or places of, or entrusted to, the regional health
authority, as a result of liability incurred by the regional health authority for injury to such patients, visitors, staff or other persons.

55(3) If the Province has agreed under subsection (2) to indemnify a regional health authority, the regional health authority shall not maintain insurance coverage for the
protection of patients, visitors, staff and other persons who are, by invitation, at buildings or other premises or places of, or entrusted to, the authority.

56 There shall be a management committee consisting of such members as may be appointed from time to time by the Minister to advise the Minister on matters in relation to
section 55 and on other matters referred to it by the Minister.

Annual report

57(1) A regional health authority shall submit to the Minister

       (a) an annual report, and

       (b) the audited financial statements and the auditor's report on financial statements, in such form and containing such information as may be required by the Auditor
       General,

no later than the thirtieth day of June in each year for the preceding fiscal year.

57(2) A regional health authority shall ensure that all copies of management letters, appendices, schedules, observations and recommendations that accompany the auditor's
report are included in the submission to the Minister under subsection (1).

57(3) A regional health authority shall conduct such analysis in relation to any aspect of the operations of a regional health authority as may be required by the Auditor
General or Minister, and shall attach to the annual report the results of the analysis and such other information in relation to it as may be required by the Auditor General or
Minister.

57(4) The annual report shall contain, in relation to the regional health and business plan,

       (a) a report on the activities of the regional health authority,

       (b) a report on the performance of the authority in relation to the performance targets set by the Minister under section 9,

       (c) a summary of the audited financial statements of the regional health authority,

       (d) a summary of the budgeted and actual revenues and the anticipated and actual expenditures of the regional health authority,

       (e) a report on the salaries paid to senior management of the regional health authority, and

       (f) such other information prescribed by the regulations.

Appointment of a trustee

58(1) The Minister may at any time, by order, appoint a person as a trustee to act in place of the voting members of the board of directors of a regional health authority if, in the
opinion of the Minister,

       (a) the board is not properly carrying out its responsibilities, duties or powers under this Act or the regulations,

       (b) the board fails to comply or to ensure that the regional health authority complies with any provision of this Act or the regulations, or with parameters established or
       directions issued by the Minister, within the period of time specified by the Minister at the time the Minister notifies the board of the requirement to comply, or

       (c) it is in the public interest.

58(2) On the appointment of a trustee under subsection (1), the voting members of the board of the regional health authority cease to hold office and shall not perform any
duties or exercise any powers assigned to them under this Act or the regulations.

58(3) A trustee appointed under this section

       (a) has all the responsibilities, duties and powers of the board of directors, and

       (b) shall be paid, out of the funds of the regional health authority, the remuneration and expenses determined by the Minister.

58(4) Where a trustee is appointed, the former voting members on the board of directors of the regional health authority shall immediately deliver to the trustee all funds and
all books, records and documents respecting the management and activities of the regional health authority.

58(5) If, in the opinion of the Minister, a trustee is no longer required, the Minister may

       (a) terminate the appointment of the trustee on such terms and conditions as the Minister considers advisable, and

       (b) notwithstanding subsection 19(1), may appoint fifteen voting members as directors in accordance with the regulations.

58(6) Where the Minister acts under subsection (5), the Minister may appoint one of the members as the chairperson of the board of the regional health authority.

58(7) The terms of office of a director appointed under this section and the chairperson continue until their successors are appointed or elected under subsection 19(1).

Crown Corporations Committee

59 A regional health authority shall appear before the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, if requested to do so by that
Committee.

                                                                                     PART V

                                                                            GENERAL PROVISIONS

Property

60 Notwithstanding the Registry Act or the Land Titles Act, where a deed or devise of real property is made to a regional health authority, it shall be deemed to have been deeded
or devised to Her Majesty the Queen in right of the Province.

Limitations

61(1) No action shall be brought against a regional health authority, a member of the board of directors of a regional health authority, or a person employed by a regional health
authority for damages for injury as a result of any negligence

       (a) in the admission of a person to, or the discharge of a person from, a facility operated by a regional health authority, or

       (b) in the delivery or provision of health services to a person,

except within two years after the person is discharged from the facility or ceases to receive services, as the case may be, or within one year after the person bringing the action
knew or ought to have known the facts upon which the person alleges negligence, whichever is later.

61(2) If a person entitled to bring an action is, at the time the cause of action arises, a minor, mentally incompetent or of unsound mind, the limitation period referred to
subsection (1) does not begin to run until the person reaches the age of majority or becomes mentally competent or of sound mind, as the case may be.

Crown not liable

62(1) Neither her Majesty the Queen in right of the Province nor the Minister is liable for any act or omission of any regional health authority official, any person on the
medical staff or nursing staff of a regional health authority or any employee or agent of a regional health authority.

62(2) Neither Her Majesty the Queen in right of the Province nor the Minister is liable for any act or omission of an official, a member of the medical staff or nursing staff, or
an employee or agent of a hospital or other facility outside New Brunswick to which payments are made directly or indirectly by the Minister in respect of health services
delivered by that hospital or other facility.

Prohibited action

63 No action shall be brought against the individual members of the board of directors of a regional health authority acting honestly and in good faith.

Indemnification

64 Every member, and the heirs, executors, estate and effects of every member of the board of a regional health authority shall be indemnified and saved harmless out of the
funds of the regional health authority with respect to all costs, charges and expenses that the member incurs in relation to any action or other proceeding brought or
prosecuted against the member in connection with the duties of the person as a member of the board and with respect to all other costs, charges and expenses the member
incurs in connection with those duties, except costs, charges and expenses that are occasioned by the member's own wilful neglect or wilful default.

Confidentiality of information

65 No person shall disclose information relating to the health services provided to, or the medical condition of, an individual, without the consent of the individual, except

       (a) for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of this Act and the regulations,

       (b) as required by law, or

       (c) as authorized by the regulations.

Compliance with provincial standards

66 A person who delivers health services through an agreement with a regional health authority shall ensure that the services are delivered in accordance with the provincial
standards established by the Minister for those services.

Inspection powers

67(1) The Minister may appoint any person as an inspector for the purposes of this Act and the regulations.

67(2) The Minister shall issue to every inspector a certificate of appointment and every inspector, in the execution of his or her duties under this Act or the regulations, shall
produce his or her certificate of appointment upon request.

68(1) This section applies to regional health authorities and to those persons who deliver health services through an agreement with a regional health authority.

68(2) An inspector may, at any reasonable time, for the purpose of this Act and the regulations and for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this Act and the regulations,

       (a) enter and inspect the premises, building or place operated or occupied by a regional health authority or person referred to in subsection (1),

       (b) require a regional health authority or a person referred to in subsection (1) to produce for examination, audit or copying any records, documents and things relating
       to its business, and

       (c) interview officers and employees of a regional health authority or person referred to in subsection (1) and the users of the facilities or services of an authority or
       person referred to in subsection (1).

68(3) In carrying out an inspection, examination or audit, an inspector may

       (a) use a data processing system at the premises, building or place where the records, documents or things are kept,

       (b) reproduce any record, and

       (c) use any copying equipment to make copies of any record.

68(4) No person shall obstruct an inspector who is carrying out or attempting to carry out an inspection, examination or audit under this Act, or withhold or destroy or conceal
or refuse to furnish any information or thing required by the inspector for the purposes of the inspection, examination or audit.

68(5) An inspector who removes documents or other records shall

       (a) give a receipt for the items, and

       (b) return the items as soon as possible after the making of copies or extracts.

68(6) Before or after attempting to enter or to have access to any premises, building or place for a purpose mentioned in subsection (2), an inspector may apply to a judge for an
entry warrant under the Entry Warrants Act.

Misleading statements

69 No person shall knowingly make a false or misleading statement, either orally or in writing, to an inspector while the inspector is engaged in carrying out his or her duties
under this Act or the regulations.

Offences

70 A person who violates or fails to comply with section 65, subsection 68(4) or section 69 commits an offence punishable under Part II of the Provincial Offences Procedure
Act as a category E offence.

Application of Regulations Act

71 A parameter, guideline or standard established, a direction issued or an approval given, suspended or revoked by the Minister under this Act or the regulations is not a
regulation within the meaning of the Regulations Act.

Regulations

72 The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may make regulations

       (a) amending Schedule A by altering the boundaries of health regions as set out in Schedule A, which boundaries may be described in such manner as the
       Lieutenant-Governor in Council considers appropriate,

       (b) transferring responsibility for facilities from one regional health authority to another, including transferring and vesting ownership in property and interest in
       property that is used for or in connection with or that relates to the facilities, or that is associated with the establishment, operation or maintenance of the facilities, and
       transferring and vesting all rights, obligations, assets, liabilities, powers and responsibilities that relate to the facilities or that are associated with the establishment,
       operation and maintenance of the facilities,

       (c) respecting the appointment of members of boards of directors of regional health authorities, including without restricting the foregoing, criteria for eligibility, the
       terms of office and the maximum numbers of years an appointed member may serve,

       (d) respecting the elections of members of boards of directors of regional health authorities and any matters that relate to or arise from those elections, including,
       without limiting the generality of the foregoing,

       (i) the frequency of elections,

       (ii) the eligibility of voters and candidates,

       (iii) providing for electoral officials and specifying their qualifications and responsibilities,

       (iv) establishing election procedures, including the nomination of candidates, places and times of voting, publication requirements and enumeration of voters, and

       (v) establishing electoral areas within a health region and the number of members to be elected from each electoral area,

       (e) respecting the commencement and term of office of an elected member of a board of directors of a regional health authority,

       (f) respecting uncontested and incomplete elections,

       (g) requiring a declaration from a person when voting for a board member of a regional health authority in Health Region 1 as to which board of the two regional health
       authorities in Health Region 1 the person intends to cast a vote,

       (h) prohibiting a person from voting for a board member of both regional health authorities in Health Region 1,

       (i) adopting, with such modifications or exclusions as are considered necessary, the Municipal Elections Act, for the purposes of elections of board members under this
       Act,

       (j) authorizing the Municipal Elections Officer under the Municipal Elections Act to designate persons to act on his or her behalf for the purposes of elections under
       this Act,

       (k) prescribing offences and penalties under this Act in relation to an adopted provision of the Municipal Elections Act for elections conducted under this Act,

       (l) respecting the disqualification of an elected or appointed board member from holding office as a board member,

       (m) respecting appointments to the professional advisory committee and medical advisory committee and the operations of such committees,

       (n) respecting the establishment and operation of other advisory committees,

       (o) respecting the appointment, powers, privileges and duties of officers, chief executive officers, medical staff and other staff and employees,

       (p) respecting board minutes and by-laws, including the requirement to provide the minutes or by-laws in both official languages,

       (q) respecting books, accounts and accounting systems to be maintained and the audits to be performed by regional health authorities,

       (r) respecting the annual public meeting of a regional health authority, including but not limited to, notice requirements and order of business,

       (s) exempting, subject to such terms and conditions as may be established in the regulations, any person, regional health authority or facility from the whole or part of
       the application of this Act,

       (t) respecting the admission, care, conduct and discharge of patients or any class of patients from a facility, service or program operated by a regional health authority,

       (u) respecting records to be maintained for persons, including the contents of the records, the preparation, maintenance, storage, removal and destruction of records
       and the confidentiality and disclosure of records,

       (v) respecting additional records to be maintained and reports and returns to be made by regional health authorities,

       (w) respecting circumstances when information may be released under paragraph 65(c);

       (x) prescribing any matter or thing that is required or authorized by this Act to be prescribed by regulation,

       (y) respecting fees that may be charged for services provided by regional health authorities,

       (z) defining words and phrases used in this Act,

       (aa) respecting any other matter or thing that the Lieutenant-Governor in Council considers necessary to carry out the intent of this Act.

                                                                                    PART VI

                                                          CONSEQUENTIAL AND COMMENCEMENT PROVISIONS

Dissolution of hospital corporations and transfer of authority

73(1) Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the Hospital Act are repealed.

73(2) Region 1 Hospital Corporation (South-East)/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 1 (sud-est), Region 1 Hospital Corporation (Beauséjour)/Corporation hospitalière
de la Région 1 (Beauséjour), Region 2 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 2, Region 3 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la
Région 3, Region 4 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 4, Region 5 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 5, Region 6
Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 6 and Region 7 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 7 are dissolved.

73(3) The appointments of persons as members of the boards of trustees of Region 1 Hospital Corporation (South-East)/ Corporation hospitalière de la Région 1 (sud-est),
Region 1 Hospital Corporation (Beauséjour)/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 1 (Beauséjour), Region 2 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région
2, Region 3 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 3, Region 4 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 4, Region 5 Hospital
Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 5, Region 6 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 6 and Region 7 Hospital
Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 7 are revoked.

73(4) No action, application or other proceeding lies or shall be instituted against the Minister of Health and Wellness or Her Majesty in right of the Province as a result of
the revocation of appointments under subsection (3).

73(5) Subject to section 75, the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Region 1 Hospital Corporation (Beauséjour)/Corporation hospitalière
de la Région 1 (Beauséjour) immediately before the commencement of this section are transferred to, and become the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and
responsibilities of Regional Health Authority 1 (Beauséjour)/Régie régionale de la santé 1 (Beauséjour).

73(6) Subject to section 75, the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Region 1 Hospital Corporation (South-East)/Corporation hospitalière de
la Région 1 (sud-est), immediately before the commencement of this section are transferred to, and become the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and
responsibilities of Regional Health Authority 1 (South-East)/ Régie régionale de la santé 1 (sud-est).

73(7) Subject to section 75, the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Region 2 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 2
immediately before the commencement of this section are transferred to, and become the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Regional Health
Authority 2/Régie régionale de la santé 2.

73(8) Subject to section 75, the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Region 3 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 3
immediately before the commencement of this section are transferred to, and become the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Regional Health
Authority 3/Régie régionale de la santé 3.

73(9) Subject to section 75, the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Region 4 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 4,
immediately before the commencement of this section are transferred to, and become the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Regional Health
Authority 4/Régie régionale de la santé 4.

73(10) Subject to section 75, the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Region 5 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 5
immediately before the commencement of this section are transferred to, and become the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Regional Health
Authority 5/Régie régionale de la santé 5.

73(11) Subject to section 75, the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Region 6 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 6
immediately before the commencement of this section are transferred to, and become the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Regional Health
Authority 6/Régie régionale de la santé 6.

73(12) Subject to section 75, the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Region 7 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 7
immediately before the commencement of this section are transferred to, and become the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of Regional Health
Authority 7/Régie régionale de la santé 7.

Medical staff of hospital corporations

74(1) The persons who were members of the medical staff of a hospital corporation as defined in the Hospital Act immediately before the commencement of this section are
members of the medical staff of the regional health authority to whom the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of that hospital corporation were
transferred, until altered by the board of directors of the regional health authority.

74(2) The members of the medical staff of a regional health authority have the same privileges at hospital facilities that they had immediately before the commencement of
this Act, until those privileges expire or are altered or withdrawn by the board of directors of the regional health authority.

74(3) The medical advisory committee of a hospital corporation as defined in the Hospital Act that is in existence immediately before the commencement of this Act is
continued as the medical advisory committee of the regional health authority to whom the assets, liabilities, rights, obligations, powers and responsibilities of that hospital
corporation were transferred, for the purposes of and subject to the provisions of this Act.

74(4) The members of a medical advisory committee referred to in subsection (3) who held office of that committee immediately before the commencement of this Act
continue in office, subject to the provisions of this Act, until their appointments expire or their membership is otherwise terminated.

Chief executive officers of hospital corporations

75(1) In this section

"hospital corporation" means a hospital corporation as defined in the Hospital Act.

75(2) Effective immediately and notwithstanding any delegation to a hospital corporation under subsection 6(2) of the Financial Administration Act, a hospital corporation
shall not appoint a chief executive officer of the hospital corporation or terminate the appointment of the chief executive officer of the corporation.

75(3) Effective immediately and notwithstanding subsection 6(2) of the Financial Administration Act, the Deputy Minister of the Department of Health and Wellness shall be
deemed to be the delegate of the Board of Management until immediately before the commencement of section 26 with respect to appointing or terminating the appointment of a
chief executive officer of a hospital corporation.

75(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3), the position of chief executive officer of a hospital corporation shall be deemed to be in Part III of the public service as set out in the First
Schedule of the Public Service Labour Relations Act.

75(5) Any contract of employment, and any amendment of a contract of employment, of a chief executive officer of a hospital corporation that was entered into between a chief
executive officer and a hospital corporation on or after November 1, 2001, shall be deemed to be null and void, and the contract governing the employment of the chief executive
officer shall be deemed to be the contract that was in existence immediately before November 1, 2001.

75(6) Any act or thing done by a chief executive officer of a hospital corporation pursuant to a contract or amendment of a contract that is rendered null and void by virtue
of subsection (5), is not rendered invalid by reason of subsection (5) and is ratified and confirmed.

75(7) If, before November 1, 2001, the contract of employment of a chief executive officer with a hospital corporation contained a provision relating to the termination of the
appointment of the chief executive officer without cause, the amount that the chief executive officer may be paid for termination without cause under that contract of employment
shall be calculated in accordance with the provisions of the contract, but shall not exceed an amount equivalent to his gross salary for twenty-four months, notwithstanding any
provision in the contract to the contrary.

75(8) No action, application or other proceeding for dismissal, whether express, implied or constructive, lies or shall be instituted against a hospital corporation, a regional
health authority, the Minister or Her Majesty in right of the Province in respect of any thing done or enacted under this section.

Amendments to the Financial Administration Act

76 The Financial Administration Act, chapter F-11 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by adding after section 6 the following:

6.1 For the purposes of a chief executive officer of a regional health authority established under the Regional Health Authorities Act, section 6 shall be read as subject to
section 26 of the Regional Health Authorities Act.

Amendments to Public Service Labour Relations Act

77 Part III of the First Schedule of the Public Service Labour Relations Act, chapter P-25 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended

       (a) by deleting

Region 1 Hospital Corporation (South-East)/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 1 (sud-est)

Region 1 Hospital Corporation (Beauséjour)/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 1 (Beauséjour)

Region 2 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 2

Region 3 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 3

Region 4 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 4

Region 5 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 5

Region 6 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 6

Region 7 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 7

       (b) by adding

Regional Health Authority 1 (Beauséjour)/Régie régionale de la santé 1 (Beauséjour)

Regional Health Authority 1 (South-East)/Régie régionale de la santé 1 (sud-est)

Regional Health Authority 2/Régie régionale de la santé 2

Regional Health Authority 3/Régie régionale de la santé 3

Regional Health Authority 4/Régie régionale de la santé 4

Regional Health Authority 5/Régie régionale de la santé 5

Regional Health Authority 6/Régie régionale de la santé 6

Regional Health Authority 7/Régie régionale de la santé 7

Amendments to Right to Information Act and regulations

78(1) Section 1 of the Right to Information Act, chapter R-10.3 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1978, is amended

       (a) by repealing paragraph (c) of the definition "appropriate Minister" and substituting the following:

       (c) if the department is a regional health authority, the chairperson of the board of directors of the authority;

       (b) in paragraph (b.1) of the definition "department" by striking out "hospital corporation" and substituting "regional health authority";

       (c) by repealing the definition "hospital corporation";

       (d) by adding after the definition "public business" the following:

"regional health authority" means a regional health authority as defined in the Regional Health Authorities Act;

78(2) Section 6 of the Act is amended

       (a) in subparagraph (f.2)(i) by striking out "of the board of trustees of a hospital corporation" and substituting "of the board of directors of a regional health
       authority";

       (b) in subparagraph (f.3) by striking out "the board of trustees of a hospital corporation" and substituting "the board of directors of a regional health authority".

79 Schedule A of New Brunswick Regulation 85-68 under the Right to Information Act is amended by striking out

Region 1 Hospital Corporation (South-East)/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 1 (sud-est)

Region 1 Hospital Corporation (Beauséjour)/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 1 (Beauséjour)

Region 2 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 2

Region 3 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 3

Region 4 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 4

Region 5 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 5

Region 6 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 6

Region 7 Hospital Corporation/Corporation hospitalière de la Région 7

and substituting

Regional Health Authority 1 (Beauséjour)/Régie régionale de la santé 1 (Beauséjour)

Regional Health Authority 1 (South-East)/Régie régionale de la santé 1 (sud-est)

Regional Health Authority 2/Régie régionale de la santé 2

Regional Health Authority 3/Régie régionale de la santé 3

Regional Health Authority 4/Régie régionale de la santé 4

Regional Health Authority 5/Régie régionale de la santé 5

Regional Health Authority 6/Régie régionale de la santé 6

Regional Health Authority 7/Régie régionale de la santé 7

Commencement

80(1) Subject to subsection (2), this Act comes into force on April 1, 2002.

80(2) Section 75 of this Act shall be deemed to have come into force on the date this Act received first reading in the Legislative Assembly.

                                                                                  SCHEDULE A

The health regions established under section 4 are as follows:

(a) Health Region 1 - Kent County, Albert County, Westmorland County;

(b) Health Region 2 - Charlotte County, Saint John County, Kings County and the parishes of Petersville, Hampstead, Wickham, Johnston and Brunswick in Queens County;

(c) Health Region 3 - Queens County, excluding the parishes of Petersville, Hampstead, Wickham, Johnston and Brunswick, Victoria County, excluding the parishes of
Drummond and Grand Falls, Carleton County, York County, Sunbury County and the parishes of Ludlow and Blissfield in Northumberland County;

(d) Health Region 4 - Madawaska County and the parishes of Drummond and Grand Falls in Victoria County and the parishes of Grimmer and Saint-Quentin in Restigouche
County;

(e) Health Region 5 - Restigouche County, excluding the parishes of Grimmer and Saint-Quentin;

(f) Health Region 6 - Gloucester County

(g) Health Region 7 - Northumberland County, excluding the parishes of Ludlow and Blissfield.





 

Amendment : Section 20
In section 20
(a) in subsection (1) strike out “subsections 19(1) and (11)” and substitute “subsection 19(1)”;
(b) in paragraph (2)(a) add “notwithstanding subsection 19(11),” before “appoint”.


Subsection 80(2):
In the French version by striking out “74” and substituting “75”.


Schedule A:
Strike out “section 4”and substitute “section 15”.


Section 72
Add after paragraph (c) the following:

(c.1) limiting the number of members of a board of directors of a regional health authority from the largest urban centre within a health region,


Section 19
In section 19
(a) strike out the heading “Dismissal of board member” preceding subsection 19(10);
(b) strike out subsection 19(10).


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