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Fourth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 32

THE PROTECTION FOR PERSONS IN CARE 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. P144 amended

1           The Protection for Persons in Care Act is amended by this Act.

2           The definition "patient" in section 1 is replaced with the following:

"patient" means an adult who

(a) is a resident or an in-patient in a health facility or is receiving respite care in such a facility,

(b) is receiving services in a geriatric day hospital that is managed by a hospital designated by regulation under The Health Services Insurance Act,

(c) is receiving services in an emergency department or urgent care centre of a health facility, or

(d) is receiving any other services provided by a health facility that are specified in the regulations,

but does not include a vulnerable person within the meaning of The Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act; (« patient »)

3           Section 13 is amended by adding the following after clause (a):

(a.1) specifying services for the purpose of clause (d) of the definition "patient" in section 1;

(a.2) defining any word or phrase used but not defined in this Act;

Coming into force

4            This Act comes into force on September 30, 2010.

Explanatory Note

The Protection for Persons in Care Act requires the reporting of abuse of in-patients and residents of hospitals, personal care homes and designated health facilities.  This Bill extends that reporting requirement to patients of geriatric day hospitals and emergency rooms.  It also allows the reporting requirement to be further extended by regulation.