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Fifth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 207

THE REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES AMENDMENT ACT (ACCREDITATION AND DISCLOSURE)


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. R34 amended

1           The Regional Health Authorities Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after section 30:

Regional health authority accreditation

30.1(1)     Every regional health authority must obtain and maintain accreditation from Accreditation Canada.

Facilities must comply with accreditation process

30.1(2)     A regional health authority must ensure that every facility that provides health services or social services in the health region

(a) participates in the accreditation process undertaken by the authority;

(b) provides accreditation reports to the authority on request; and

(c) provides information on accreditation status to the authority.

Public disclosure of documents

30.2        A regional health authority must ensure that the current and entire version of the following documents are made available to the public on the authority's website:

(a) the annual report of the authority;

(b) the strategic plan of the authority;

(c) the accreditation report for the authority;

(d) the community health assessment for the health region;

(e) the audited financial statements of the authority.

Transitional

3           A regional health authority that is not accredited on the coming into force of this Act has two years from the day this Act comes into force to obtain accreditation.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Regional Health Authorities Act. It requires every regional health authority to be accredited. In addition, every regional health authority must make a variety of documents available for public review on its website.

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