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Third Session, Thirty-Eighth Legislature

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Bill 207

THE MEDICAL AMENDMENT ACT


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                             )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. M90 amended

1           The Medical Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after section 36:

Non-traditional therapies

36.1        Despite section 36, Parts VIII to X and the regulations and by-laws, a member shall not be found guilty of professional misconduct or of incompetence solely on the basis that the member practises a therapy that is non-traditional or departs from the prevailing medical practice unless there is evidence that proves that the therapy poses a greater risk to a patient's health than the traditional or prevailing practice.

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Medical Act. It allows physicians more flexibility to practise non-traditional therapies and other therapies that differ from prevailing medical practice, without the potential for professional discipline unless the non-traditional or differing therapy involves a greater risk to patient health.