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The Chiropodists Amendment Act

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S.M. 1996, c. 14

THE CHIROPODISTS AMENDMENT ACT


 

(Assented to November 19, 1996)

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

C.C.S.M. c. C90 amended

1         The Chiropodists Act   is amended by this Act.

2(1)      The definition "chiropodist" in subsection 1(1) is amended by striking out ", subject to subsection (2),".

2(2)      Subsection 1(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

Practice of chiropody

1(2)      The practice of chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases, disorders or dysfunctions of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means and includes cutting into subcutaneous tissues of the foot and the administration, by injection into the foot, of a local anaesthetic agent designated in the regulations.

3         Section 4 is repealed and the following is substituted:

By-laws

4(1)      The council may make by-laws

(a) for the government of the association and the management and conduct of its affairs;

(b) respecting the appointment of officers of the association, their terms of office, their duties and functions,  and payment of their remuneration and expenses;

(c) providing for the time and place of the association's annual general meeting;

(d) respecting examinations and supplemental examinations, registration and annual licences, and the fees payable for them;

(e) providing for rules of professional ethics for members;

(f) respecting the discipline of members;

(g) respecting the circumstances under which a member's name may be removed from the general register or a member's licence cancelled.

Confirmation

4(2)      Unless earlier confirmed at a general meeting of the association called for the purpose, a by-law under subsection (1) remains in force only until the date of the association's next annual general meeting, when it ceases to have effect unless it is confirmed.

4         Subsections 13(1) and (2) are repealed and the following is substituted:

Regulations for local anaesthetics

13(1)     The council may make regulations governing the use of injectable local anaesthetic agents by members, including, but not limited to, regulations

(a) designating local anaesthetic agents that a member may administer by injection into the foot;

(b) designating other substances that a member may administer in connection with injectable local anaesthetic agents and governing the circumstances under which those other substances may be administered;

(c) governing the professional qualifications and experience required by a member who uses injectable local anaesthetic agents;

(d) respecting standards of practice for the use of injectable local anaesthetic agents.

Approval of regulations

13(2)     A regulation under subsection (1) does not come into force unless it is approved by

(a) a majority of members of the association present and voting at a general meeting; and

(b) the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

5(1)      Subsection 15(1) is amended by striking out "regulations prescribed" and substituting "by-laws made".

5(2)      Subsection 15(3) is repealed.

6         Sections 27 and 28 are repealed.

7         Section 29 in the English version is amended by striking out "practise as a chiropodist" and substituting "engage in the practice of chiropody".

8         Section 34 is amended by striking out "any rule, regulation, or by-law" and substituting "a by-law".

Coming into force

9         This Act comes into force on January 1, 1997.