BILL NO. 46
(as passed, with amendments)
1st Session, 59th General Assembly
53 Elizabeth II, 2004
Public Service Act
CHAPTER 16 OF THE ACTS OF 2004
The Honourable Rodney J. MacDonald
Minister of Health Promotion
First Reading: April 15, 2004 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: April 20, 2004
Third Reading: May 20, 2004 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)
Royal Assent: May 20, 2004
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Sections 19 to 23 of Chapter 376 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Public Service Act, are repealed.
2 Chapter 376 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 25B the following Sections:
(2) The Governor in Council may assign to a member of the Executive Council responsibility for the Office of Health Promotion.
(3) The Office of Health Promotion shall be presided over by the Minister of Health Promotion who has the supervision, direction and control of all affairs and matters relating to the Office and who shall supervise the performance of the functions of the Office.
(4) The Governor in Council may appoint a person to be Chief Executive Officer of the Office of Health Promotion who shall be paid such salary as the Governor in Council determines and who shall perform such duties as are from time to time prescribed by the Governor in Council.
(5) Such other officers and employees as are required for the purposes of the Office of Health Promotion may be appointed pursuant to the Civil Service Act and that Act applies to those employees.
25D The Office of Health Promotion is responsible for all matters related to promoting a culture of good health and general preventative health measures, in the areas of
(a) healthy living;
(b) addiction prevention, including problem drinking and problem gambling;
(c) tobacco control;
(d) physical activity;
(b) collaborate with private, public and non-profit sectors to strengthen health promotion initiatives in the Province and to take advantage of improving opportunities to create environments that support improved health.
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