Localxpress: Glavine: No need to proclaim act targeting for-profit health services

Posted on: August 12th, 2016 by webmaster

The Liberal government is unlikely to proclaim a bill passed in 2012 by the NDP intended to guard against for-profit health-care services, despite pledging to do so during the last election campaign.

Health Minister Leo Glavine said Bill 144, the Insured Health Services Act, designed to prevent public money from going to medical services provided outside the public system, doesn’t need to be proclaimed because his government doesn’t plan to change its approach to the public system.

“We haven’t gone against the direction of that bill, nor is there a plan, and for that reason it’s one of those ones that’s gone unproclaimed,” he said in an interview Tuesday.

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