1992 Legislative Session: 1st Session, 35th Parliament
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The printed version remains the official version.
Certified correct as passed Third Reading on the 25th day of June, 1992
Ian D. Izard, Law Clerk.
MINISTER OF HEALTH AND
MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR SENIORS
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1 Section 5.1 of the Health Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 161, is amended
(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "Cancer Control Agency of British Columbia" and substituting "British Columbia Cancer Agency", and
(b) in subsection (7) by striking out "Cancer Control Agency" wherever it appears and substituting "British Columbia Cancer Agency".
2 The following section is added:
5.2 (1) A health status registry is established within the ministry administered by the minister.
(2) The health status registry may record and classify for statistical or for health research purposes information concerning congenital anomalies, genetic conditions or chronic handicapping conditions of individuals.
(3) The health status registry may request that a person provide it with information concerning congenital anomalies, genetic conditions or chronic handicapping conditions of individuals.
(4) A request must not be made under subsection (3) unless a reasonable basis exists for belief that the information will facilitate recording and classification described in subsection (2) and that the likely benefit to the public justifies the request.
(5) The person to whom a request under subsection (3) is made must comply in the manner and at the times requested and give the information requested that is within the possession or control of that person.
(6) Section 5.1 (4) to (6) applies if a person wishes to dispute a request the person received under subsection (3).
(7) Persons acting on behalf of the health status registry must not communicate personally identifying information obtained under this section to persons who are not acting on behalf of the health status registry except to the extent necessary for the purposes of subsection (2).
3 Sections 21, 22, 27 and 28 are repealed.
4 Section 29 (3) is amended by striking out ", the remuneration".
5 Section 30 (2) is amended by striking out ", subject to the approval of the minister,".
6 Section 31 is amended by striking out ", the remuneration".
7 Section 34 (1) is amended by striking out ", fixing the remuneration of,".
8 Section 37 is amended by striking out ", and shall receive such remuneration, payable out of the money voted by the Legislature for the purposes of this Act, as the Lieutenant Governor in Council may direct".
9 Section 45 is amended by striking out "and salaries".
10 Section 8 (1) of the Hospital District Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 178, is repealed and the following substituted:
(1) A regional hospital district board consists of the directors on the board of the regional district that corresponds to the regional hospital district.
11 Section 9 is repealed and the following substituted:
9 (1) Section 775 of the Municipal Act applies to a vote by a board on a budget, operating expense, capital, borrowing or contract matter.
(2) On a vote on any matter not described in subsection (1) each director serving on the board has one vote.
12 Section 15 (1) and (2) is repealed and the following substituted:
(1) A board may by bylaw provide for the remuneration of its directors, alternative directors, chair, acting chair and any officer of the board.
(2) The chair, acting chair, director or alternative director of a board is entitled to be reimbursed for reasonable expenses in the course of the work of the board or its committees.
13 Section 16 is repealed and the following substituted:
16 Section 783 of the Municipal Act applies to the calling and conduct of meetings of a board.
14 Section 17 (1), (2) and (4) is repealed and the following substituted:
(1) The auditor, secretary, treasurer and other officers, officials and employees of the board of the regional district that corresponds to the regional hospital district board are respectively the auditor, secretary, treasurer and corresponding officers, officials and employees of the regional hospital district board and the regional hospital district board may specify their duties.
(2) Notwithstanding the Municipal Act, the cost of administering the affairs of the regional hospital district must be provided for within the budget of the relevant regional district and be paid for from within that budget unless the regional hospital district authorizes by resolution that the cost of administering its affairs be provided for within the budget of the regional hospital district and be paid for from within that budget.
(4) In the absence of its chair and acting chair, a board may elect a director to chair its meeting.
15 Section 20 is amended
(a) in subsection (2) by striking out "subsection (1)," and substituting "subsection (1) or section 17 (2),", and
(b) in subsection (3) by striking out "succeeding years." and substituting "succeeding years and must be reported to the minister."
16 Section 21 (1) is repealed and the following substituted:
(1) The board may, with the approval of the minister, by resolution passed by the votes of not less than 2/3 of the votes of all the directors, establish an executive committee, comprised of members of the board elected by the board annually, and one or more standing committees, comprised of members of the board and other persons elected by the board annually, and the board may specify the items of business of the district that each of these committees has power with which to deal.
17 Section 23 is amended by adding the following subsection:
(6) On the request of the regional hospital district, the minister may designate that a capital expenditure is not eligible for a grant under section 22 (1).
18 Section 37 (1) is amended by striking out "not exceeding 25 years" and substituting "not exceeding 30 years".
19 Section 3 of the Vancouver General Hospital Act, S.B.C. 1970, c. 55, is repealed and the following substituted:
3 (1) Subject to the Hospital Act, the corporation may establish, maintain and operate a hospital and engage in any lawful activity for that purpose or intended to further that purpose.
(2) The corporation has the powers and capacity of a natural person to the extent required to pursue its purposes and may
(a) take, purchase, receive by gift or grant, acquire, hold or lease real and personal property of every nature or kind,
(b) subject to the Hospital Act, sell, grant, convey, demise or otherwise dispose of the real and personal property,
(c) subject to the by-laws, borrow money on the credit of the corporation and give security therefor, but the corporation shall not mortgage or pledge as security any real or personal property of the corporation used for hospital purposes, and
(d) subject to the approval of the Minister of Health, establish, maintain and carry on training schools and courses for medical and para-medical persons and for nurses, and grant diplomas or certificates for completion of these courses.
20 Section 5 (3) is repealed and the following substituted:
(3) The majority of the members of the board constitute its quorum.
21 This Act comes into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
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