BILL NO. 43
1st Session, 60th General Assembly
55 Elizabeth II, 2006
Private Member's Bill
Student Aid Act
First Reading: July 7, 2006
This Bill provides that a medical student is not required to begin repayment of a student loan until six months following completion of his or her residency program.
An Act to Assist in the Retention
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
of Doctors in Nova Scotia
1 Section 2 of Chapter 449 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Student Aid Act, is amended by adding immediately after clause (c) the following clause:
(ca) "medical student" means a student enrolled in a course of studies in medicine;
2 Chapter 449 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 6 the following Section:
6A A medical student is not required to begin repayment of a loan issued under this Act until at least six months following the completion of any required residency program that follows the completion of the medical student's academic studies.
3 Section 11 of Chapter 449 is amended by adding immediately after clause (g) the following clause:
(ga) prescribing such additional measures as may be necessary to give effect to Section 6A;
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