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S.M. 2014, c. 37
Bill 203, 3rd Session, 40th Legislature
The Nurse Practitioner Day Act
(Assented to June 12, 2014)
WHEREAS Manitobans deserve a health care system that is current, accessible and responsive to the needs of all Manitobans;
AND WHEREAS nurse practitioners are trusted health professionals who are integral to the goal of ensuring all Manitobans have access to a primary care provider;
AND WHEREAS nurse practitioners, by virtue of their clinical expertise, judgment and compassion, play a vital role in caring for Manitoba families in a variety of settings, including QuickCare clinics and emergency departments;
AND WHEREAS nurse practitioners are valued partners in health care who, in addition to providing clinical services, also focus on disease prevention and guiding patients to make healthy lifestyle choices;
AND WHEREAS there is a need to recognize and promote awareness of the important role of nurse practitioners in Manitoba's health care system;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
In each year, November 18 is to be known throughout Manitoba as Nurse Practitioner Day.
This Act may be referred to as chapter N130 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.