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The Regulated Health Professions Amendment Act

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S.M. 2020, c. 9

Bill 57, 2nd Session, 42nd Legislature

The Regulated Health Professions Amendment Act

Explanatory Note

This note is a reader's aid and is not part of the law.

This Act amends The Regulated Health Professions Act to allow a regulated health profession college to reregister former members, without complying with the usual registration requirements, if the minister notifies the college that a threat to public health exists and their assistance is required.

(Assented to April 15, 2020)

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

C.C.S.M. c. R117 amended

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The Regulated Health Professions Act is amended by this Act.

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Section 56 is replaced with the following:

Application

56(1)

This section applies despite any other provision of this Act or of a profession-specific Act.

Practising during public health emergency

56(2)

If the minister provides notice to a college that a public health emergency exists, the registrar or board of assessors, as the case may be,  may waive or modify any requirements for registration or practice under this Act or a profession-specific Act, subject to any conditions imposed under subsection (4), in order to allow the following persons to practise their health profession in Manitoba during the emergency:

(a) a former member of the college;

(b) a person authorized to practise their health profession in another jurisdiction in Canada or the United States.

Determination of public health emergency

56(3)

For the purpose of subsection (2), a public health emergency exists if

(a) a serious and immediate threat to public health exists or may exist in all or part of the province, whether or not an emergency has been declared under an enactment of Manitoba or Canada; and

(b) the minister has determined, after consulting with public health officials and any other persons that the minister considers advisable, that the services of a former member of the college, or a member of the same regulated health profession from outside Manitoba, are required to assist in dealing with the threat.

Minister may impose conditions

56(4)

The minister may impose any conditions on the registration of members under subsection (2) that the minister considers necessary for the purpose of this section.

Certificate of practice

56(5)

If necessary to carry out the intent of this section, the registrar or board of assessors may issue a certificate of practice to a person allowed to practise under subsection (2), on such conditions as the registrar or board of assessors may determine.

Prohibition re unauthorized practice does not apply

56(6)

Section 54 (unauthorized practice prohibited) does not apply to a person who is authorized under this section to practise the regulated health profession in Manitoba.

Definitions

56(7)

The following definitions apply in this section.

"college" means

(a) the college of a regulated health profession that is continued or established by a regulation under clause 8(b);

(b) a college established or continued by a profession-specific Act, and includes an association established or continued by a profession-specific Act. (« ordre professionnel »)

"profession-specific Act" means an Act listed in Schedule 2 that has not been repealed. (« loi particulière »)

Coming into force

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