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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 (1) Definitions
(2) Exceptions re definitions of "abuse" and "neglect"
DUTY TO PROTECT PATIENTS FROM ABUSE OR NEGLECT
2 Duty of health facility to protect patients from abuse or neglect
REPORTING ABUSE OR NEGLECT
3 (1) Duty to report abuse or neglect
(2) If information confidential
4 Patient may report abuse or neglect
INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT
5 (1) Minister to inquire into report of abuse or neglect
(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
REPORT TO EMPLOYER
8.1 (1) Report to employer
(2) Further information
(3) Definition of employer
REPORT TO ADULT ABUSE REGISTRY COMMITTEE
8.2 (1) Reporting abuse or neglect to adult abuse registry committee
(2) Additional information about report
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 (1) Regulations
(2) General or specific application
GENERAL PROVISIONS
14 Minister may delegate
15 Protection from liability
16 Crown bound
17 C.C.S.M. reference
18 Coming into force