(as introduced)

1st Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
55 Elizabeth II, 2006

Private Member's Bill

Senior Home Medication Review Act

Stephen McNeil

First Reading: July 5, 2006

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

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An Act Respecting the Establishment
of a Process to Implement
Senior Home Medication Reviews

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Senior Home Medication Review Act.

2 In this Act,

(a) "Committee means the Committee established by this Act;

(b) "Minister" means the Minister of Health;

(c) "objectives" means the objectives aimed at creating a process to implement senior home medication reviews.

3 The Minister shall appoint a Committee composed of

(a) a representative of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia;

(b) a representative of Doctors Nova Scotia;

(c) a representative of the College of Pharmacy;

(d) a representative of the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia;

(e) a representative of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia;

(f) a representative of the Group of IX;

(g) a senior chosen from the public at large who is not a member or former member of any of the above-named organizations;

(h) a staff person from the Department of Health; and

(i) a staff person from the Nova Scotia Seniors' Secretariat.

4 The Minister shall appoint a member of the Committee to be the Chair of the Committee.

5 Subject to Section 7, the Committee shall

(a) study the Home Medication Review program offered to seniors in Australia for the purpose of developing a program for the Province; and

(b) implement a program for the Province to perform an annual review of seniors prescribed medications in the Province.

6 The Committee shall report to the Minister with recommendations, including an implementation timetable, for annual medication reviews no later than March 31, 2007.

7 The moneys required for the purpose of this Act shall be paid out of moneys appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.

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