REVISED STATUTES, 1989
1 This Act may be cited as the AIDS Advisory Commission Act. R.S., c. 9, s. 1.
2 The purpose of this Act is to appoint an advisory body to advise the Government of Nova Scotia on issues related to the acquired immune deficiency syndrome and its impact on society. R.S., c. 9, s. 2.
3 In this Act,
(a) "AIDS" means the acquired immune deficiency syndrome;
(b) "Commission" means the Advisory Commission on AIDS appointed pursuant to this Act;
(c) "Minister" means the Minister of Health and Fitness. R.S., c. 9, s. 3.
4 (1) There is hereby established an advisory commission to be known as the Advisory Commission on AIDS, composed of not more than thirteen members appointed by the Governor in Council, one of whom shall be designated as Chairman.
(2) Each member of the Commission holds office for such term as is determined by the Governor in Council and may be re-appointed.
(3) A majority of the members of the Commission constitutes a quorum.
Remuneration and expenses
(4) Each member of the Commission shall be paid such remuneration as the Governor in Council determines and shall be reimbursed for reasonable travelling and other expenses necessarily incurred by the member in connection with the work of the Commission. R.S., c. 9, s. 4.
Role of Advisory Commission
5 The role of the Commission is to advise the Minister with respect to matters referred to the Commission by the Minister. R.S., c. 9, s. 5.
6 The Governor in Council may appoint a person to be the Executive Secretary of the Commission for such term and upon such conditions as are determined by the Governor in Council. R.S., c. 9, s. 6.
Technical advice and assistance
7 The Minister may appoint members of the Department of Health and Fitness to assist the Commission and to act as technical advisers to the Commission in its deliberations. R.S., c. 9, s. 7.
8 Matters of administration relating to the Commission are the responsibility of the Minister. R.S., c. 9, s. 8.
9 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting any matter necessary or advisable to carry out effectively the intent and purpose of this Act.
(2) The exercise by the Governor in Council of the authority contained in subsection (1) shall be regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act. R.S., c. 9, s. 9.