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Fourth Session, Thirty-Eighth Legislature

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Bill 203

THE HEALTH SERVICES AMENDMENT AND HEALTH SERVICES INSURANCE 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. H30 amended

1(1)        The Health Services Act is amended by this section.

1(2)        The following is added after section 2:

Fundamental principles of health service delivery

2.1         This Act recognizes and requires that health services delivered under this Act must comply with the following fundamental principles:

(a) the program criteria set out in sections 7 to 12 of the Canada Health Act, which are

(i) public administration,

(ii) comprehensiveness,

(iii) universality,

(iv) portability,

(v) accessibility;

(b) the additional fundamental principle of accountability.

C.C.S.M. c. H35 amended

2(1)        The Health Services Insurance Act is amended by this section.

2(2)        The following is added after section 1:

Fundamental principles of health service delivery

1.1         This Act recognizes and requires that health services delivered under this Act must comply with the following fundamental principles:

(a) the program criteria set out in sections 7 to 12 of the Canada Health Act, which are

(i) public administration,

(ii) comprehensiveness,

(iii) universality,

(iv) portability,

(v) accessibility;

(b) the additional fundamental principle of accountability.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill emphasizes that health services delivered under The Health Services Act and The Health Services Insurance Act must comply with the program criteria set out in the Canada Health Act. It also requires that the services comply with the fundamental principle of accountability.