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     Alberta Regulation 199/2000

     Dairy Board Act

     MINIMUM MILK PRICE REGULATION

     Filed:  September 19, 2000

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (Order U2000-280)  on
September 15, 2000 pursuant to section 12 of the Dairy Board Act.



Minimum price
1   All Class 1 milk shall be purchased on a hectolitre basis and where
that milk has a butterfat content of 3.60 kilograms per hectolitre the
minimum price for that Class 1 milk shall be $64.79 per hectolitre.


Repeal
2   The Minimum Milk Price Order (AR 271/99) is repealed.


Coming into force
3   This Order comes into force on September 20, 2000.


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     Alberta Regulation 200/2000

     Veterinary Profession Act

     EXEMPTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 20, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 360/2000) on September 20,
2000 pursuant to section 3 of the Veterinary Profession Act.


1   The Exemption Regulation (AR 43/86) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 2 is amended by adding the following after clause (b):

     (c)  the removal of velvet antler in accordance with the Livestock
Industry Diversification (Ministerial) Regulation from a game production
animal as defined in the Livestock Industry Diversification Act


3   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 2000.


     Alberta Regulation 201/2000

     Regulations Act

     DISPENSING WITH PUBLICATION REGULATION

     Filed:  September 20, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 362/2000) on September 20,
2000 pursuant to section 3 of the Regulations Act.


1   The Lieutenant Governor in Council, being of the opinion that  Order
No. U2000-190 of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, filed as AR
175/2000,

     (a)  is available in printed form to all persons who are likely to
be interested in it, and

     (b)  is of such length as to render its publication in The Alberta
Gazette undesirable and unnecessary,

dispenses with the publication of AR 175/2000.


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     Alberta Regulation 202/2000

     Livestock Industry Diversification Act

     LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY DIVERSIFICATION (PRINCIPAL)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 20, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 366/2000) on September 20,
2000 pursuant to section 33 of the Livestock Industry Diversification Act.


1   The Livestock Industry Diversification (Principal) Regulation (AR
255/91) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 3 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Sale of products or non-meat parts
     3   The following parts or products of present and prospective
game-production animals of any species are prescribed for the purposes of
section 23 of the Act:

               (a)  entire antlers that bear the tags affixed under
section 13 of the Livestock Industry Diversification (Ministerial)
Regulation (AR 256/91);

               (b)  antlers referred to in clause (a) that have been
reduced into powder, slices or solutions or mixed into solutions in
accordance with the regulations;

               (c)  blood or blood by-products;

               (d)  other non-meat parts incidental to slaughter;

               (e)  hides.


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     Alberta Regulation 203/2000

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     DESIGNATION OF OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION TRADES REGULATION

     Filed:  September 20, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 203/2000) on September 20,
2000 pursuant to section 22 of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training
Act.


Designated occupations
1(1)  The following occupations are designated as optional certification
trades:

     (a)  outdoor power equipment technician.

(2)  For each of the optional certification trades designated under
subsection (1), an apprenticeship program in that trade is hereby
established.


Expiry
2   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on March 31, 2004.


Coming into force
3   This Regulation comes into force on April 1, 2001.


     Alberta Regulation 204/2000

     Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act

     MOBILE HOME SITES TENANCIES MINISTERIAL
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 21, 2000

Made by the Minister of Government Services (M.O. C:012/00) on September
19, 2000 pursuant to section 56.1 of the Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act.
 

1   The Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Ministerial Regulation (AR 54/96) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 12 is amended by striking out "2000" and substituting "2002".


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     Alberta Regulation 205/2000

     Livestock Industry Diversification Act

     LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY DIVERSIFICATION (MINISTERIAL)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 25, 2000

Made by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (M.O.
24/2000) on September 5, 2000 pursuant to section 34 of the Livestock
Industry Diversification Act.


1   The Livestock Industry Diversification (Ministerial) Regulation (AR
256/91) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 10 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Abattoirs
     10    The abattoirs referred to in section 22(1) of the Act are those
Class "A" abattoirs and the numbers assigned to them listed in the
Livestock Information Recording System administered by Alberta Agriculture,
Food and Rural Development that are licensed and operated under the Meat
Inspection Act or the Meat Inspection Act (Canada).


3   Section 11 is amended by striking out "specified in Schedule 3"
wherever it occurs.


4   Section 12 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Removal
     12(1)  No person may remove velvet antler from a game production
animal except

               (a)  a registered veterinarian within the meaning of the
Veterinary Profession Act or a person under the direct supervision of a
registered veterinarian, or

               (b)  an operator who has been certified by the
appropriate industry association and who removes or intends to remove
velvet antler from that operator's game production animals.

     (2)  An operator must ensure that velvet antler is removed in
accordance with the standards set out in the Velvet Antler Removal
Certification Program as developed and approved by the Alberta Elk
Association and the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association.

     (3)  An operator referred to in subsection (1)(b) must  provide the
Director with a valid Velvet Antler Removal Certification Program
certificate each year to obtain a renewal of the operator's licence.


5   Schedule 3 is repealed.


6   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 2000.


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     Alberta Regulation 206/2000

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 28, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 369/2000) on September 28,
2000 pursuant to section 16 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Regulation (AR 127/99)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 9 is amended by adding the following after subsection (13):

     (14) The Minister of Health and Wellness is designated as the
Minister responsible for the Health Care Protection Act.

     Alberta Regulation 207/2000

     Cancer Programs Act

     CANCER PROGRAMS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 28, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 371/2000) on September 28,
2000 pursuant to section 17 of the Cancer Programs Act.


1   The Cancer Programs Regulation (AR 242/98) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 11:

     PART 3.1

     GENERAL

Health care Protection Act records
     11.1(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the board shall keep a statement
referred to in section 5(3) of the Health Care Protection Act for a period
of at least 10 years from the date of discharge of the patient from the
hospital.

     (2)  Where the patient was a minor at the time the insured surgical
service was provided, the board shall keep the statement for a period
ending

               (a)  10 years after the date of discharge of the patient
from the hospital, or

               (b)  2 years after the patient's 18th birthday,

     whichever is longer.

     (3)  The board shall keep for a period of 6 years after they are
created all records, documents and books of account that are necessary in
order to determine whether the Health Care Protection Act and the
regulations under it have been complied with as they apply with respect to
the provision of enhanced medical goods or services and non-medical goods
or services

               (a)  in connection with the provision of an insured
surgical service, or

               (b)  that arise out of a stay at a hospital operated by
the board.

     (4)  The board may store statements, records, documents and books of
account referred to in this section in any format that will provide a copy
of the statement, records, document or book of account in a legible written
form within a reasonable time.


3   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which section 5 of the
Health Care Protection Act comes into force.


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     Alberta Regulation 208/2000

     Health Care Protection Act

     HEALTH CARE PROTECTION REGULATION

     Filed:  September 28, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 372/2000) on September 28,
2000 pursuant to section 25 of the Health Care Protection Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Major surgical services  2
Minor surgical procedures     3
Interpretation 4
Consultation   5
Disclosure     6
Rescission     7
Refund    8
Record keeping 9
Maximum rates  10
Private and semi-private accommodation  11
Amendment and reinstatement of designations  12
Service   13
Notice of orders    14
Periodic reporting  15
Annual performance report     16
Report of mishap    17
Transfer of agreement    18
Change in ownership 19
Publication of ownership information    20
Premier's Advisory Council on Health    21
Offence   22
Repeal    23
Expiry    24
Coming into force   25

Schedules


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Health Care Protection Act;

     (b)  "associate" with respect to a person means

               (i)  the spouse or minor child of that person living in
the same home as that person;

               (ii) a corporation with share capital that carries on
business for profit or gain and of which the person

                         (A)  is the owner or beneficial owner of
shares, or

                         (B)  is a director or officer;

               (iii)     a partner of that person acting on behalf of the
partnership in which they are partners;

               (iv) a person or group of persons acting as an agent for
that person and having actual authority in that capacity from that person;

               (v)  a trust or estate in which that person has a
substantial interest or in respect of which that person serves as a trustee
or in a similar capacity;

     (c)  "distributing corporation" means a corporation

               (i)  any of whose issued shares, or securities which may
be exchanged for or converted into shares, were part of a distribution to
the public, and

               (ii) that has more than 15 shareholders;

     (d)  "non-distributing corporation" means a corporation that is not
a distributing corporation.

(2)  For the purposes of this Regulation,

     (a)  one corporation is affiliated with another corporation if one
of them is the subsidiary of the other or both are subsidiaries of the same
corporation or each of them is controlled by the same person; 

     (b)  if 2 corporations are affiliated with the same corporation at
the same time, they are deemed to be affiliated with each other;

     (c)  a non-distributing corporation is controlled by a person if

               (i)  shares of the corporation to which are attached
more than 50% of the votes that may be cast to elect directors of the
corporation are held, other than by way of security only, by or for the
benefit of that person or an associate of that person, and

               (ii) the votes attached to those shares are sufficient,
if exercised, to elect a majority of the directors of the corporation;

     (d)  a distributing corporation is controlled by a person if shares
of the corporation to which are attached more than 20% of the votes that
may be cast to elect directors of the corporation are held, other than by
way of security only, by or for the benefit of that person or an associate
of that person;

     (e)  a partnership is controlled by a person if 

               (i)  more than 50% of the beneficial interest, however
designated, into which the partnership is divided is held or beneficially
owned by that person, or

               (ii) that person is able to direct the affairs of the
partnership.

(3)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(b)(i), 

     (a)  "minor child" includes a minor with respect to whom the person
has demonstrated a settled intention to treat as a child of the person's
family;

     (b)  "spouse" includes a party to a relationship between a man and a
woman who are living together on a bona fide domestic basis but does not
include a spouse who is living apart from the person if the person and
spouse have separated pursuant to a written separation agreement or if
their support obligations and family property have been dealt with by a
court order.


Major surgical services
2(1)  The following are major surgical services for the purposes of section
2(2)(b) of the Act:

     (a)  any procedure that carries with it a significant risk of major
hemorrhage during or after the procedure including, without limitation,
midface osteotomy - le Fort II or le Fort III; 

     (b)  any procedure that carries with it a significant risk of airway
compromise requiring intensive care unit admission including, without
limitation, midface osteotomy; 

     (c)  any procedure that may result in a significant risk of entry
into the cranium or thoracic cavity including, without limitation, removal
of a temporomandibular joint fossa prosthesis and the harvesting of
costochondral grafts; 

     (d)  any procedure that carries with it a significant risk of the
need for any or all of the following because of the inherent nature of the
procedure or because of the preoperative condition of the patient:

               (i)  the provision of concurrent care by a physician
other than the anaesthetist and the dentist and assistants performing the
procedure;

               (ii) the management of major hemorrhage, cardiac pacing
or postoperative circulatory or respiratory support;

               (iii)     continuous invasive or non-invasive monitoring of
vital signs after the period of recovery from the anaesthetic;

     (e)  any procedure that is performed under general anaesthetic on a
patient who is less than 18 months of age.

(2)  Major surgical services for the purposes of section 2(2)(a) of the Act
are those described in the by-laws under the Medical Profession Act.


Minor surgical procedures
3(1)  A surgical procedure that is listed in Schedule 1 is exempted from
the definition of surgical services for the purposes of the Act if

     (a)  the surgical procedure is not performed under general
anaesthetic or  neuroleptanaesthetic, and

     (b)  in the circumstances under which the surgical procedure is to
be performed, there is not a significant risk of any of the following:

               (i)  intraoperative or postoperative hemorrhage;

               (ii) intraoperative or postoperative airway compromise;

               (iii)     compromise of the patient's cardiovascular or
respiratory status;

               (iv) injury to a major vessel in the operative field.

(2)  A surgical procedure that is described as a minor surgical procedure
in the by-laws under the Medical Profession Act is exempted from the
definition of surgical service for the purposes of the Act.

Interpretation
4   In sections 5 to 8, except section 6(1)(a), "patient" includes any
person who, by operation of law or by agreement, acts as an agent for the
patient.


Consultation
5   Where a physician or dentist decides to offer an enhanced medical good
or service in connection with an insured surgical service that is to be
provided, the physician or dentist shall ensure that the patient is
consulted and fully informed about the nature of the enhanced medical good
or service a reasonable period of time before the enhanced medical good or
service is to be provided.


Disclosure
6(1)  The statement referred to in section 5(3) of the Act must contain the
following:

     (a)  the patient's name and personal health number;

     (b)  the name of the public hospital or designated surgical facility
at which the insured surgical service will be provided; 

     (c)  the name of the physician or dentist who will be providing the
insured surgical service;

     (d)  the insured surgical service that is to be provided; 

     (e)  a brief description of the nature of each enhanced medical good
or service that is being offered to the patient and a description of the
standard medical good or service;

     (f)  a statement that the standard version of the enhanced medical
good or service that is being offered is available at no extra charge, that
its provision adheres to generally accepted medical practice and that the
enhanced medical good or service is not medically necessary according to
generally accepted medical practice;

     (g)  the reasons why the enhanced medical good or service is being
offered, including an explanation of the potential effects, benefits and
risks associated with the use of the good or service;

     (h)  the charge for each enhanced medical good or service showing
how the charge was calculated, including the amount of the standard benefit
for the corresponding standard medical good or service listed in Schedule
2, the unit cost of the enhanced medical good or service and the amount of
the administrative overhead;

     (i)  a written declaration, by the person who consulted with the
patient,  that states that the matters in clauses (e) to (h) and (l) have
been discussed and explained in sufficient detail and a statement to the
effect that the patient appeared to fully understand the matter discussed;

     (j)  an acknowledgment by the patient that the patient fully
understands the matters discussed and that the patient was provided with
the statement at least 72 hours before the start of the surgery;

     (k)  the patient's agreement in writing to accept and pay for the
enhanced medical good or service;

     (l)  a statement indicating that the patient may rescind the
agreement at any time before the start of the surgery and receive a full
refund within 30 days of rescinding the agreement;

     (m)  a space on the statement for the patient to indicate his or her
wish to rescind the agreement;

     (n)  the name and telephone number of the person to contact in the
event that the right of rescission is exercised.

(2)  The statement must be signed by the physician or dentist and the
patient, and the patient must be provided with a copy of the signed
statement at the time it is signed.

(3)  The statement must be given to the patient at least 72 hours before
the start of surgery.


Rescission
7(1)  The right of rescission given by section 5(5) of the Act may be
exercised at any time before the start of surgery.

(2)  The agreement is effectively rescinded if 

     (a)  the patient indicates in writing his or her wish to rescind the
agreement

               (i)  in the space provided for that purpose on the
statement referred to in section 6(1), or

               (ii) by any other written document that expresses the
intention to rescind,

     or

     (b)  where it is impractical for the patient to indicate the wish to
rescind in writing under clause (a), the patient expresses the wish to
rescind orally to a nurse, physician, dentist or member of the
administrative staff at the public hospital or designated surgical
facility.


Refund
8(1)  Where a patient rescinds an agreement in accordance with section 7,
the operator of the public hospital or designated surgical facility shall
return all of the money paid under the agreement  within 30 days after the
date on which the agreement is rescinded.

(2)  If the operator of the public hospital or designated surgical facility
fails to return all of the money referred to in subsection (1), the
Minister may recover that amount in a civil action in debt as though that
amount were a debt owing from the person to the Crown in right of Alberta.

(3)  Where the Minister recovers any amount under subsection (1), the
Minister shall reimburse the person who paid the amount.


Record keeping
9(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the operator of a designated surgical
facility shall keep a statement referred to in section 6(1) for a period of
at least 10 years from the date of discharge of the patient from the
facility.

(2)  Where the patient was a minor at the time the insured surgical service
was provided, the operator shall keep the statement referred to in section
6(1) for a period ending

     (a)  10 years after the date of discharge of the patient from the
facility, or

     (b)  2 years after the patient's 18th birthday,

whichever is later.

(3)  The operator of a designated surgical facility shall keep for a period
of 6 years after they are created all records, documents and books of
account that are necessary in order to determine whether the Act and this
Regulation have been complied with as they apply with respect to the
provision of enhanced medical goods or services and non-medical goods or
services

     (a)  in connection with the provision of an insured surgical
service, or

     (b)  that arises out of a stay at the designated surgical facility.

(4)  The operator may store statements, records, documents and books of
account required to be kept under this section in any format that will
provide a copy of the statement, record, document or book of account in a
legible written form within a reasonable time.


Maximum rates
10(1)  In this section, "unit cost" means the actual cost to the board or
operator, as the case may be, of acquiring the enhanced medical good or
service, exclusive of labour, material handling and other overhead costs.

(2)  Where an enhanced medical good or service listed in Schedule 2 is
provided in accordance with section 5 of the Act, to a patient who receives
an insured surgical service at a public hospital or a designated surgical
facility, the maximum rate that may be charged and collected for the
enhanced medical good or service is calculated in accordance with the
following formula:

     Maximum rate = (A - B) + 15/100 (A - B)

     where

     A    is the unit cost of the enhanced medical good or service,

     B    is the standard benefit for the corresponding standard medical
good or service listed in Schedule 2.

(3)  No person shall charge or collect an amount for an enhanced medical
good or service referred to in subsection (2) that is greater than the
maximum rate referred to in subsection (2).

(4)  No person shall charge or collect an amount for an enhanced medical
good or service unless the enhanced medical good or service is listed in
Schedule 2.


Private and semi-private accommo-dation
11(1)  Subject to section 5(6)(b) of the Act and subsection (2) of this
section, where a patient who receives an insured surgical service at a
designated surgical facility is provided with a private or semi-private
room accommodation, no person may charge or collect an amount in respect of
the accommodation unless the patient receiving the accommodation or the
patient's agent was informed of the rates and agreed in writing to pay
them.

(2)  Where a patient who receives an insured surgical service at a
designated surgical facility is provided with a private or semi-private
room accommodation because the patient's condition requires it, no person
may charge or collect an amount in respect of the accommodation.


Amendment and reinstate-ment of designations
12(1)  The Minister may by order

     (a)  amend a designation under Part 2 of the Act to reflect a change
to an agreement approved under section 8 of the Act or a change to a
proposal referred to in section 14 of the Act, as the case may be,

     (b)  add, remove or vary a term or condition to which such a
designation is subject when the Minister considers that the circumstances
warrant it, or

     (c)  reinstate a designation that has been withdrawn or a surgical
service that has been deleted under section 18 of the Act where the
Minister is satisfied that the circumstances that gave rise to the
withdrawal or deletion have been remedied. 

(2)  An order under subsection (1)(a) with respect to a change to an
agreement must be made within 30 days after the Minister has received all
the information the Minister considers necessary to make the order. 

(3)  In making an order under subsection (1)(a) with respect to a change to
a proposal, the Minister must take into consideration the factors set out
in section 15(1) of the Act.


Service
13(1)  The Minister must give  notice of an order made under section 18(4),
(5) or (6) of the Act.

(2)  A notice of intent under section 18 of the Act and notice of an order
under section 18(4), (5) or (6)  of the Act are sufficiently given if they
are left with a person who appears to be at least 18 years old at the most
recent business address shown for the operator in the Minister's records.

(3)  Where the Minister makes an order under section 12, the Minister shall
give notice of the order to the operator

     (a)  by ordinary mail addressed to the operator at the most recent
address shown for the operator in the Minister's records, or

     (b)  by facsimile sent to the facsimile number shown for the
operator in the Minister's records.


Notice of orders
14   Where the Minister makes an order under section 12 or an order under
section 18 of the Act, the Minister shall forthwith give a copy of the
order to

     (a)  the health authority with which the operator has an agreement
under section 8 of the Act, and

     (b)  the council of the College.


Periodic reporting
15(1)   In this section,

     (a)  "in-patient" means a person who is admitted to a designated
surgical facility for an insured surgical service and is assigned an
in-patient bed;

     (b)  "out-patient" means a person who receives an insured surgical
service at a designated surgical facility without being admitted as an
in-patient.

(2)  The operator of a surgical facility that is designated under Part 2,
Division 1 of the Act shall ensure that the following reports in respect of
insured surgical services are submitted on a monthly basis to the health
authority with which the operator has an agreement under the Act:

     (a)  with respect to each out-patient,

               (i)  a report setting out the complete set of data
identified in the Alberta Ambulatory Care Reporting Manual published by
Alberta Health and Wellness, as amended from time to time, or

               (ii) a report setting out the following information:

                         (A)  the name of the health authority
providing the service;

                         (B)  the name and number of the surgical
facility;

                         (C)  the name and personal health number of
the person receiving the service;

                    (D)  the name of the municipality in which the
person receiving the service resides and the postal code of the person's
residence;

                         (E)  the date of birth of the person
receiving the service;

                         (F)  the sex of the person receiving the
service;

                         (G)  the date the service is provided;

                         (H)  the insured surgical service provided;

                         (I)  the Alberta Health Care billing code
for the service;

     (b)  with respect to each in-patient, a report setting out the
complete set of data identified in the Canadian Institute for Health
Information Inpatient Abstracting Manual, published by the Canadian
Institute of Health Information, as amended from time to time.

(3)  A report referred to in subsection (2) must be submitted not later
than 45 days after the end of the month to which it relates.

(4)  The operator shall, within 30 days after submitting a report referred
to in subsection (2), notify the regional health authority of any changes
to the report that are necessary to correct the information contained in
it.


Annual performance report
16(1)  The operator of a surgical facility that is designated under Part 2,
Division 1 of the Act shall ensure that a report complying with subsection
(2) is submitted to the health authority with which the operator has an
agreement under the Act.

(2)  The report must be submitted yearly not later than 60 days after the
anniversary date of the agreement and must contain the following
information with respect to the yearly period ending on the anniversary
date of the agreement:

     (a)  the number of insured surgical services provided at the
facility, arranged as to service type;

     (b)  a summary statement, prepared in accordance with generally
accepted accounting principles, in respect of enhanced medical goods or
services that were provided in connection with the provision of insured
surgical services at the facility showing

               (i)  the number of each type of enhanced medical good or
service provided during the period, and

               (ii) the revenues for the period for each type of
enhanced medical good or service.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), the health authority may at any time
by notice in writing require the operator to provide to the health
authority any of the information referred to in subsection (2) with respect
to the period of time specified in the notice.

(4)  The report must be made public in the form and manner determined by
the Minister and the Minister may determine who must make the report
public.

(5)  The requirements of this section are in addition to the reporting
requirements, if any, in the agreement between the health authority and the
operator.


Report of mishap
17(1)  In this section, "significant mishap" means significant mishap
within the meaning of the Standards for Non-hospital Surgical Facilities
established by the council of the College.

(2)  The operator of a designated surgical facility shall ensure that full
particulars of a significant mishap of which the operator has knowledge are
reported to the health authority with which the operator has an agreement
under the Act not later than 24 hours after the significant mishap is first
discovered.

(3)  The operator of a designated surgical facility shall ensure that the
Minister is notified of the significant mishap not later than 24 hours
after the significant mishap is first discovered.

(4)  A notification under subsection (3) must include

     (a)  the name of the surgical facility where the mishap occurred;

     (b)  the name of the patient;

     (c)  the name of the attending physicians or dentists, as the case
may be;

     (d)  the type of procedure involved in the mishap;

     (e)  a brief description of the nature of the mishap;

     (f)  the date that the mishap occurred. 


Transfer of agreement
18(1)  Where a person proposes to assign or transfer an agreement approved
under section 8 of the Act, that person and the proposed assignee or
transferee (referred to as the "proposed operator") shall first submit to
the Minister an application for consent that is in a form acceptable to the
Minister and contains the following information:

     (a)  where the proposed operator is a sole proprietor, the name and
address of the proposed operator;

     (b)  where the proposed operator is a non-distributing corporation,

               (i)  a copy of the constating documents of the
corporation, whether known as articles, articles of incorporation,
memorandum, by-laws, charter or any other similar term, and proof of
corporate status;

               (ii) the address of the registered office of the
corporation in Alberta;

               (iii)     the name and address of all directors and officers
of the corporation;

               (iv) where the corporation has share capital, the names
and addresses of all shareholders and particulars of the shareholding of
each shareholder; 

               (v)  the name of each corporation with which the
proposed operator is affiliated and the information referred to in
subclauses (i) to (iv) in respect of each affiliated corporation;

     (c)  where the proposed operator is a distributing corporation, 

               (i)  the information referred to in clause (b)(i), (ii),
(iii) and (v);

               (ii) the name and address of each shareholder who holds
more than 20% of the corporation's issued voting shares or securities which
may be exchanged for or converted into shares; 

     (d)  where the proposed operator is a partnership, the names and
addresses of all partners and the extent of the beneficial interest of each
partner in the partnership;

     (e)  evidence that the operator and health authority that are
parties to the existing agreement support the transfer of the agreement.

(2)  Where one of the partners referred to in subsection (1)(d) is itself a
partnership or is a corporation, the application must contain the
information referred to in subsection (1)(b), (c) or (d), as the case may
be, in respect of that partnership or corporation.

(3)  The Minister may require the applicants to provide any further
information in respect of the assignment or transfer or in respect of the
proposed operation of the designated surgical facility that the Minister
considers is necessary.


Change in ownership
19(1)  Where a surgical facility that is designated under Part 2, Division
1 of the Act is owned by a corporation or a partnership, a change in
control of the corporation or partnership is deemed to be a change in
ownership of the facility for the purpose of section 10(2) of the Act and
this Regulation.

(2)  Where a corporation or partnership that owns a surgical facility
referred to in subsection (1) wishes to effect a change in ownership
described in subsection (1), the corporation or partnership shall submit to
the Minister an application for consent that is in a form acceptable to the
Minister and contains the following information:

     (a)  a description of the transactions or series of transactions
that will effect the change in ownership;

     (b)  a description of the corporate or partnership structure both
before and after the transactions or series of transactions that shows how
ownership will change.

(3)  The Minister may require the applicant to provide any further
information in respect of the change in ownership that the Minister
considers necessary.


Publication of ownership information
20(1)  The operator of a surgical facility must provide, within a
reasonable time specified by the Minister after the designation of the
surgical facility under Part 2, Division 1 or 2, the following information
respecting the ownership of the surgical facility:

     (a)  where the owner is a sole proprietor, the name and address of
the sole proprietor;

     (b)  where the owner is a non-distributing corporation,

               (i)  the address of the registered office of the
corporation in Alberta and the name and address of all directors and
officers of the corporation, and

               (ii) if the corporation has share capital, the names and
addresses of all individuals who, alone or through an associate, directly
or indirectly, hold shares in the non-distributing corporation and the
names and addresses of all corporations and associates through which the
individuals indirectly hold those shares;

     (c)  where the owner is a distributing corporation, 

               (i)  the information referred to in clause (b)(i), and

               (ii) the names and addresses of all individuals who,
alone or through an associate, directly or indirectly hold shares of the
distributing corporation to which are attached more than 20% of the votes
that may be cast to elect directors of the corporation and the names and
addresses of all corporations and associates through which the individuals
indirectly hold those shares; 

     (d)  where the owner is a partnership, the names and addresses of
all partners;

(2)  Where one of the partners referred to in subsection (1)(d) is itself a
partnership or is a corporation, the information referred to in subsection
(1)(b), (c) or (d), as the case may be, in respect of that partnership or
corporation must be provided.

(3)  Where the address of a corporation or an associate that is a
corporation is required to be provided under subsection (1)(b)(ii) or
(c)(ii), the address of the registered office of the corporation must be
provided.

(4)  The Minister must publish the information provided under subsection
(1) and (2) in the form and manner the Minister considers appropriate.

(5)  Where the Minister has consented to a change in ownership of a
surgical facility, the operator of the surgical facility must update the
information provided under subsection (1) and (2) and the Minister must
publish the information in the form and manner the Minister considers
appropriate.

(6)  The Minister is not required to publish under this section some or all
of the information referred to in subsections (1) and (2) if, in the
Minister's opinion, publication of the information could reasonably be
expected to threaten the safety of any person.


Premier's Advisory Council on Health
21(1)  The Premier's Advisory Council on Health is to consist of not fewer
than 8 nor more than 14 members, to be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor
in Council. 

(2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint one of the members as
chair.

(3)  The term of office of a member is not more than 2 years, and members
are eligible for reappointment.

(4)  A member continues to hold office after the expiry of the member's
term of office

     (a)  until the member is reappointed or a successor is appointed, or

     (b)  a period of 90 days expires,

whichever happens first.

(5)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may provide for the remuneration
and expenses to be paid to members.


Offence
22   A person who contravenes section 5, 8(1), 10(3) or (4) or 11 is guilty
of an offence and is liable to a fine of not more than

     (a)  $10 000 for a first offence, and

     (b)  $20 000 for the 2nd and each subsequent offence.


Repeal
23   Section 15(2)(a)(ii) is repealed on April 1, 2001.


Expiry
24   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on October 31, 2005.


Coming into force
25  This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of the Health
Care Protection Act.


     SCHEDULE 1

     MINOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES

     1    Ankyloglossia repair
     2    Arthrocentesis of the temporomandibular joint
     3    Biopsy of the hard tissue of the maxillofacial complex
     4    Biopsy of the soft tissue of the maxillofacial complex
     5    Closed reduction of the temporomandibular joint
     6    Closed reduction of fractures of the mandible
     7    Closed reduction of fractures of the maxilla
     8    Construction of burn appliances after hospital discharge
     9    Control of hemorrhage
10   Diagnostic nerve block
11   Excision of cysts of the maxilla and mandible less than 3 cm in
diameter
12   Frenoplasty
13   Immediate closure of oralantral opening
14   Injection into peripheral nerve for destruction
15   Intraarticular injection of the temporomandibular joint
16   Minor bone graft to the mandible
17   Minor bone graft to the maxilla
18   Minor sequestrectomy of bone of the maxilla and mandible
19   Nasendoscopy
20   Peripheral neurectomy
21   Removal of archbars
22   Removal of body exostoses - maxilla and mandible
23   Removal of mucocoele
24   Removal of sialoliths anterior 1/3 of duct
25   Removal of torus mandibularis
26   Removal of torus maxillaries
27   Removal of wires
28   Scar revision
29   Simple excision of lesions of the maxillofacial complex
30   Simple excision of ranula
31   Simple intraoral and extraoral incision and drainage of abcess
32   Simple nerve repair
33   Simple removal of foreign bodies from the maxillofacial region
34   Sinusoscopy
35   Suturing of lacerations



     SCHEDULE 2

     STANDARD AND ENHANCED MEDICAL
     GOODS AND SERVICES


Description of Enhanced Medical Good or Service
Description of Standard Medical Good or Service

Standard Benefit



Intraocular lens implants

Multifocal or astigmatic intraocular lenses

Intraocular lens implants

Monofocal rigid or foldable lenses





$    200.00



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     Alberta Regulation 209/2000

     Hospitals Act

     OPERATION OF APPROVED HOSPITALS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 28, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 373/2000) on September 28,
2000 pursuant to section 44 of the Hospitals Act.


1   The Operation of Approved Hospitals Regulation (AR 247/90) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 15:

Health care Protection Act records
     15.1(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the board of an approved hospital
shall keep a statement referred to in section 5(3) of the Health Care
Protection Act for a period of at least 10 years from the date of discharge
of the patient from the hospital.

     (2)  Where the patient was a minor at the time the insured surgical
service was provided, the board shall keep the statement for a period
ending

               (a)  10 years after the date of discharge of the patient
from the hospital, or

               (b)  2 years after the patient's 18th birthday,

     whichever is longer.

     (3)  The board of an approved hospital shall keep for a period of 6
years after they are created all records, documents and books of account
that are necessary in order to determine whether the Health Care Protection
Act and the regulations under it have been complied with as they apply with
respect to the provision of enhanced medical goods or services and
non-medical goods or services

               (a)  in connection with the provision of an insured
surgical service, or

               (b)  that arise out of a stay at the approved hospital.

     (4)  The board of an approved hospital may store statements, records,
documents and books of account referred to in this     (section in any
format that will provide a copy of the statement, records, document or book
of account in a legible written form within a reasonable time.


3   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which section 5 of the
Health Care Protection Act comes into force.