BILL NO. 182

(as introduced)

1st Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
56 Elizabeth II, 2007

Private Member's Bill

Mental Healthcare Accessibility Act

Vicki Conrad

First Reading: April 5, 2007

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

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An Act to Require a Consultation Process
Respecting the Accessibility
of Mental Healthcare Services in Nova Scotia

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Mental Healthcare Accessibility Act.

2 Subject to Section 3, the Government shall establish a process for consulting

(a) mental healthcare service-providers;

(b) community groups;

(c) mental healthcare consumers; and

(d) district health authorities

respecting accessibility to mental healthcare services in the Province and shall, within one year after the coming into force of this Act, develop a mental healthcare action plan for the Province.

3 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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