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The Protection for Persons in Care Act

C.C.S.M. c. P144

The Protection for Persons in Care Act

DEFINITIONS
1 Definitions
DUTY TO PROTECT PATIENTS FROM ABUSE
2 Duty of health facility to protect patients from abuse
REPORTING ABUSE
3(1) Duty to report abuse
(2) If information confidential
4 Patient may report abuse
INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF ABUSE
5(1) Minister to inquire into report of abuse
(2) Minister to refer matter to investigator
(3) Notice to the patient
(4) Minister may designate or appoint investigators
6(1)
(2) Information and records
(3) Assistance to investigator
(4) Warrant
(5) Solicitor-client privilege
INVESTIGATOR'S REPORT
7(1) Report to minister
(2) Patient involvement
DIRECTIONS TO A HEALTH FACILITY
8(1) Minister may give directions to health facility
(2) Notice to patient
(3) Operator must comply with directions
REFERRAL TO A PROFESSIONAL BODY
9(1) Referral to professional body
(2) Requirement to investigate
(3) When investigation not required
PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WHO REPORT
10 Protection from liability
11(1) Adverse employment action prohibited
(2) Interruption of service prohibited
11.1(1) Protection of identity
(2) Exceptions
(3) Court to take precautions against disclosing
OFFENCES
12(1) Offence and penalty
(2) Offence of making a false report
(3) Prosecution within two years
REGULATIONS
13 Regulations
GENERAL PROVISIONS
14 Minister may delegate
15 Protection from liability
16 Crown bound
17 C.C.S.M. reference
18 Coming into force