1st Session, 43rd Legislature

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Bill 36


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(Assented to                                         )

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

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

1   The Regulated Health Professions Act is amended by this Act.

2   The following is added after subsection 48(3):

Meeting open to public

48(4)   The council must ensure that it considers a matter under subsection (3) at a meeting that is open to the public.


48(5)   The council may consider the matter in a meeting that is not open to the public if the council determines that

(a) matters involving public security may be disclosed;

(b) financial, personal or other matters may be disclosed that are of such a nature that the desirability of avoiding public disclosure of those matters outweighs the desirability of adhering to the principle that meetings be open to the public;

(c) a person involved in a civil or criminal proceeding may be prejudiced; or

(d) a person's safety may be jeopardized.

But the council must ensure that the reasons for not holding a public meeting are given orally at the meeting and are made available to the public in writing.


48(6)   For certainty, the exception in clause 25(5)(a) related to a private meeting does not apply to a meeting held under this section.

3   Subsection 219(1) is amended by adding the following after clause (k) and before the centred heading that follows it:

(k.1) specifying persons to whom notice must be given of the cancellation of registration or a certificate of practice;

4   Clause 221(1)(m) is repealed.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

Currently under The Regulated Health Professions Act, the council of a college may direct its registrar to cancel a member's registration or certificate of practice if the member has been convicted of an offence that is relevant to the member's suitability to practise. The Act is amended to require the council to consider the cancellation at a meeting that is open to the public, with limited exceptions.

A regulation may be made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council specifying persons who must receive written notice of the cancellation.