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(as introduced)

1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
67 Elizabeth II, 2018

Private Member's Bill

Fair Drug Pricing Act

Tammy Martin
Cape Breton Centre

First Reading: February 28, 2018

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill requires the Minister of Health and Wellness to establish a program, under which every resident of Nova Scotia under the age of 25 who has a health card will receive designated prescription drug coverage at no cost.

An Act to Amend Chapter 7
of the Acts of 2011,
the Fair Drug Pricing Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 3 of Chapter 7 of the Acts of 2011, the Fair Drug Pricing Act, is amended by adding immediately after subsection (2) the following subsections:

    (3) The Minister shall establish a program under the Plan entitled the Child and Youth Pharmacare Plan.

    (4) Subject to subsection (5), the Child and Youth Pharmacare Plan must

    (a) include as a beneficiary every resident of the Province under the age of 25 who is insured under Section 3 of the Health Services and Insurance Act;

    (b) provided full coverage of the cost of any drug designated as a benefit under Section 10; and

    (c) require no enrolment fees, co-pay or deductibles.

    (5) The money required for the purpose of subsection (4) must be paid out of money appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.

2 Clause 3(4)(a) of Chapter 7, as enacted by this Act, is amended by striking out "insured under Section 3 of the Health Services and Insurance" and substituting "an insured person as defined in the Insured Health Services".

3 (1) Section 1 comes into force on January 1, 2019.

(2) Section 2 comes into force on the later of

(a) the day that Chapter 44 of the Acts of 2012, the Insured Health Services Act, comes into force; or

(b) January 1, 2019.


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