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     Alberta Regulation 62/2002

     Health Disciplines Act

     LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 17, 2002

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 159/2002) on April 17,
2002 pursuant to section 55 of the Health Disciplines Act.


1   The Licensed Practical Nurses Regulation (AR 103/97) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 15 is repealed.


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     Alberta Regulation 63/2002

     Health Insurance Premiums Act

     HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 17, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 160/2002) on April 17,
2002 pursuant to section 2 of the Health Insurance Premiums Act.


1   The Health Insurance Premiums Regulation (AR 217/81) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1(2)(k) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (k)  "taxable income" means, in sections 3, 6 and 7, the taxable
income from line 260 of the income tax return filed under the Income Tax
Act (Canada).


3   Section 3(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  An application for a subsidy may be approved by the Minister
and, for that purpose,

               (a)  if the registrant

                         (i)  has no dependants, or

                         (ii) is a member of the Canadian Forces or
the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who is appointed to a rank and has one
dependant who is a child, or is a person serving a term of imprisonment in
a penitentiary as defined in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act
(Canada) and has one dependant who is a child

               and the taxable income of the registrant for the
preceding taxation year is $12 450 or more but less than $15 970, the
monthly subsidized premium that the registrant is liable to pay is
determined by taking 15% of the difference between the taxable income and
$12 450 and dividing that amount by 12;

               (b)  if the registrant

                         (i)  has one dependant, who is the
registrant's spouse, or

                         (ii) is a member of the Canadian Forces or
the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who is appointed to a rank and has one
dependant, who is the registrant's spouse, or is a person serving a term of
imprisonment in a penitentiary as defined in the Corrections and
Conditional Release Act (Canada) and has one dependant, who is the
registrant's spouse

               and the combined taxable income of the registrant and the
registrant's spouse for the preceding taxation year is $21 200 or more but
less than $28 240, the monthly subsidized premium that the registrant is
liable to pay is determined by taking 15% of the difference between the
combined taxable income and $21 200 and dividing that amount by 12;

               (c)  if the registrant

                         (i)  has one or more dependants, at least
one of whom is a child, or

                         (ii) is a member of the Canadian Forces or
the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who is appointed to a rank and has more
than one dependant, at least one of whom is a child, or is a person serving
a term of imprisonment in a penitentiary as defined in the Corrections and
Conditional Release Act (Canada) and has more than one dependant, as least
one of whom is a child

               and the taxable income of the registrant, or the combined
taxable income of the registrant and the registrant's spouse, where
applicable, for the preceding taxation year is $27 210 or more but less
than $34 250, the monthly subsidized premium that the registrant is liable
to pay is determined by taking 15% of the difference between the taxable
income or combined taxable income and $27 210 and dividing that amount by
12;

               (d)  if the taxable income of the registrant referred to
in clause (a) for the preceding taxation year is less than $12 450, no
premium is payable;

               (e)  if the combined taxable income of the registrant
and the registrant's spouse referred to in clause (b) for the preceding
taxation year is less than $21 200, no premium is payable;

               (f)  if the taxable income of the registrant, or the
combined taxable income of the registrant and the registrant's spouse,
where applicable, referred to in clause (c) for the preceding taxation year
is less than $27 210, no premium is payable.


4   Section 6 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following:

     6(1)  A registrant referred to in section 3 (2)(a), (b) or (c) to
whom section 7(2), (3) or (4) does not apply is eligible to apply in the
prescribed form for a subsidized premium for Alberta Blue Cross Plan
non-group membership in respect of a benefit period.

     (b)  by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following:

     (2)  An application for a subsidy may be approved by the Minister and

               (a)  in the case of a registrant referred to in section
3(2)(a) or (d), the monthly subsidized premium the registrant is liable to
pay is the amount set out in section 11 of the Schedule, and

               (b)  in the case of a registrant referred to in section
3(2)(b), (c), (e) or (f), the monthly subsidized premium the registrant is
liable to pay is the amount set out in section 12 of the Schedule.


5   Section 7(1) is amended by striking out "In" and substituting "For the
purposes of".


6   Section 8.2 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) by striking out "but less than $20 825";

     (b)  in subsection (1)(b) by striking out "but less than $32 650";

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (1):

     (1.01)  In no case may the premium payable under this section exceed
the appropriate amount set out in item 1 or 2 of the Schedule.


7   The Schedule is amended

     (a)  in item 1 by striking out "$34.00" and substituting "$44.00";

     (b)  in item 2 by striking out "68.00" and substituting "$88.00";

     (c)  by striking out the heading "Subsidized Premiums" and items 3
to 8.4.


8   This Regulation is effective with respect to the month of April, 2002
and subsequent months.


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     Alberta Regulation 64/2002

     Medical Profession Act

     MEDICAL PROFESSION AMENDMENT BY-LAWS

     Filed:  April 17, 2002

Made by the council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons and approved
by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 161/2002) on April 17, 2002
pursuant to section 32 of the Medical Profession Act.


1   The Medical Profession By-laws (AR 129/91) are amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended by adding the following after clause (b):

     (c)  "telemedicine" means the provision of a medical service or
opinion to a patient in Alberta by a physician located outside Alberta,
based on information about the patient transmitted to the physician by
electronic or other means.


3   Section 2 is amended by repealing subsections (1.1) and (1.2).


4   Section 4 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding the following after clause (e):

               (f)  Part 6 - telemedicine practice;

               (g)  Part 7 - physician extenders;

               (h)  Part 8 - psychiatric residents.

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (6):

     (7)  Part 6 of the Special Register includes the names of registered
practitioners who meet the requirements of section 4.1(6), practise or will
be practising telemedicine from a location outside Alberta and are not
registered in the Alberta Medical Register or another part of the Special
Register.

     (8)  Part 7 of the Special Register includes the names of
post-graduate medical students who meet the requirements of section 4.1(7)
and practise or will be practising medicine in a hospital-based program
approved by the registrar for that purpose.

     (9)  Part 8 of the Special Register includes the names of
post-graduate medical students who meet the requirements of section 4.1(8)
and practise or will be practising medicine in a psychiatric program in a
facility designated under the Mental Health Regulation (AR 309/89).


5   Section 4.1 is amended by adding the following after subsection (5):

     (6)  Each applicant for registration in Part 6 of the Special
Register must provide to the registrar

               (a)  a copy of the applicant's certificate of standing
from the licensing authority in the jurisdiction in which the applicant
practises medicine, and

               (b)  satisfactory evidence of having successfully
completed training in the discipline in which telemedicine services will be
provided, that is in the registrar's opinion equivalent to the training
that is required in Alberta of a registered practitioner providing those
services.

     (7)  Each applicant for registration in Part 7 of the Special
Register must comply with subsection (1)(a), (b) and (e) and

               (a)  must meet the following requirements:

                         (i)  be registered in Class One of the
Educational Register;

                         (ii) have successfully completed 18 months
of training in the post-graduate medical program in which the applicant is
registered;

                         (iii)     have obtained the approval of the
director of the post-graduate medical program in which the applicant is
registered prior to making the application,

               or

               (b)  must hold a clinical fellowship or research
position and have completed medical training that the registrar has
determined to be substantially equivalent to the training required under
clause (a)(ii).

     (8)  Each applicant for registration in Part 8 of the Special
Register must

               (a)  comply with subsection (1)(a) and (b),

               (b)  have successfully completed 18 months of training
in a psychiatric residency program, and

               (c)  have obtained the approval of the director of the
psychiatric residency program in which the applicant is registered prior to
making the application.


6   Section 4.2 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Compliance with section 2(1)
     4.2(1)  Subject to this section, an applicant for registration in any
Part of the Special Register must comply with section 2(1).

     (2)  An applicant for registration in Parts 1 to 4 of the Special
Register need not comply with clause (b)(ii) of section 2(1).

     (3)  An applicant for registration in Part 5 of the Special Register
need not comply with clause (b)(i) or (ii) of section 2(1).

     (4)  An applicant for registration in Part 6 of the Special Register
need not comply with clause (b)(i), (ii) or (vii) or (c) of section 2(1).

     (5)  An applicant for registration in Part 7 or 8 of the Special
Register need not comply with clause (b)(ii) of section 2(1).


7   Section 4.3 is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (4)  Each person registered in Part 7 of the Special Register must

               (a)  maintain an academic standing that is satisfactory
to the director of the training program in which the person is registered,

               (b)  maintain competence in the post-graduate program as
evidenced by semi-annual reports provided by the post-graduate dean of the
faculty of medicine at the University of Alberta or the University of
Calgary,

               (c)  maintain professional liability insurance that is
satisfactory to the registrar, and

               (d)  comply with the terms of the agreement between the
Council of Teaching Hospitals of Alberta and the Provincial Association of
Residents of Alberta.

     (5)  Each person registered in Part 8 of the Special Register must

               (a)  maintain an academic standing that is satisfactory
to the director of the training program in which the person is registered,

               (b)  successfully complete an in-service training
program relating to the Mental Health Act and the issuance of admission
certificates under that Act,

               (c)  maintain professional liability insurance that is
satisfactory to the registrar, and

               (d)  comply with the terms of the agreement between the
Council of Teaching Hospitals of Alberta and the Provincial Association of
Residents of Alberta.


8   The following is added after section 6.1:

Liability insurance
     6.2(1)  For the purposes of registration as a limited liability
partnership under Part 2.1 of the Partnership Act, a registered
practitioner or professional corporation must obtain and maintain
professional liability insurance or other protection against professional
liability in an amount of at least $2 000 000 per occurrence, insuring the
registered practitioner or professional corporation against any debt,
obligation or liability of the registered practitioner or professional
corporation, limited liability partnership or another partner that arises
from or relates to the negligence, wrongful acts or omission, malpractice
or misconduct of the registered practitioner, professional corporation or
another partner, employee, agent or representative of the partnership for
whom the registered practitioner or professional corporation is
responsible.

     (2)  Not later than December 31 of each year, a partnership that is
registered as a limited liability partnership under Part 2.1 of the
Partnership Act must provide to the Registrar proof that the insurance or
other protection required under subsection (1) has been obtained or is
maintained, to the satisfaction of the Registrar.

     (3)  On registration as a limited liability partnership under Part
2.1 of the Partnership Act, a partnership must provide  to the Registrar
proof that the notice required by section 79.5 of the Partnership Act has
been given.


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     Alberta Regulation 65/2002

     Pharmaceutical Profession Act

     PRESCRIPTION OF DRUGS BY AUTHORIZED PRACTITIONERS
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 17, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 164/2002) on April 17,
2002 pursuant to section 1(w) of the Pharmaceutical Profession Act.


1   The Prescription of Drugs by Authorized Practitioners Regulation (AR
83/98) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 3 is repealed.


     Alberta Regulation 66/2002

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     LOCAL AUTHORITIES PENSION PLAN (TAX COMPLIANCE)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 17, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 169/2002) on April 17,
2002 pursuant to Schedule 1, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans
Act.


1   The Local Authorities Pension Plan (AR 366/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2(1) is amended

     (a)  in clause (l) by adding ", before its repeal, or section
20(1.1)(d)" after "20(1)(d)";

     (b)  in clause (q) by striking out "leave of absence with" and
substituting "period on loan to";

     (c)  by repealing clauses (u.3) and (v) and substituting the
following: 

               (u.4)     "latest pension commencement date" means, in
relation to a participant or former participant whose pension has not yet
commenced, the last moment as of which that person is or was allowed to
commence to receive the pension under the tax rules;

               (v)  "leave with partial salary" means a period of
service

                         (i)  during which a participant is, with the
authority of his employer, on leave from all or a portion of the regular
duties of his employment and is receiving remuneration that is less than
regular salary from his employer, and

                         (ii) that, if after 1991, is or was an
eligible period of temporary absence or an eligible period of reduced pay
under and within the mean of the tax rules,

               but does not include a period during which he is in
receipt of benefits under a disability plan or on a period on loan to a
bargaining agent;

     (d)  in clause (w)

               (i)  by adding "of service" after "means a period";

               (ii) by striking out "leave of absence with" and
substituting "period on loan to";

     (e)  in clause (ff) by striking out "20(1)(e)" and substituting
"20(1.1)(e)";

     (f)  by adding the following after clause (ff):

               (ff.01)   "period on loan to a bargaining agent" means
a period of service during which a participant is, with the authority of
his employer, on leave from the regular duties of his employment in order
to be employed by a certified bargaining agent serving persons employed by
a local authority that is an employer;

     (g)  in clause (ll)(iii) by striking out "leave of absence with" and
substituting "period on loan to";

     (h)  by repealing clause (nn) and substituting the following: 

               (nn) "service" means 

                         (i)  any period that may be recognized as
eligible service under the tax rules, excluding any such period performed
outside Canada that is not a period of employment with an employer,

                         (ii) any other period before July 1, 2002
that was or is maintained as pensionable service as the result of section
20(1.1)(b) or (c), and

                         (iii)     a period referred to in section
20(1.1)(e);


3   Section 3(3) is amended 

     (a)  by striking out "leave of absence with" and substituting
"period on loan to";

     (b)  by striking out "leave commenced" and substituting "period
commenced".


4   Section 4 is repealed.


5   Section 10(g) is amended by striking out "leave of absence with" and
substituting "period on loan to".


6   Section 11 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clauses (a) and (b) and substituting the
following:

               (a)  after the employee reaches his latest pension
commencement date, 

               (b)  who reached that date before July 1, 2002,

     (b)  in clause (c) by striking out "the end of the year of attaining
the age of 71 years" and substituting "reaching his latest pension
commencement date".


7   Section 14 is amended

     (a)  in subsections (1) and (2)(a) by striking out "on" and
substituting "performing service in the form of qualifying";

     (b)  in subsections (2)(b), (3), (5) and (6) by adding "qualifying"
before "leave" wherever it occurs;

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (7):

     (8)  In this section, "qualifying leave without salary" or
"qualifying leave" means any period of leave without salary to the extent
that the aggregate of

               (a)  all the periods of leave without salary, both
before and after the beginning of January 1, 1992, and all unsalaried
portions of periods of leave with partial salary occurring after 1991
(excluding any period referred to in clause (b)) does not exceed 5 years,
and

               (b)  all the periods of parenting of an individual, as
that term is used in the tax rules, occurring after June 30, 2002 does not
exceed 3 years.


8   Section 20 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsections (1) and (2) and substituting the
following: 

     (1.1)  Subject to this section, in computing the length of
pensionable service that a person accumulated, the following periods of
service, not exceeding 35 years in aggregate, are the periods to be taken
into account:

               (a)  service after June 30, 2002 with an employer in
respect of which current service contributions have been made; 

               (b)  periods before July 1, 2002 which, as at the end of
June 30, 2002, had been acquired as pensionable service;

               (c)  other periods before July 1, 2002 in respect of
which arrangements for payment had been made before that date under the
applicable provisions referred to in sections 22 to 25 or arrangements
referred to in section 26 had been made to acquire those periods as
pensionable service, and provided that those arrangements and the rules of
the Plan applicable to them continue after that date to be adhered to
without interruption;

               (d)  any other service in respect of which arrangements
for payment have been made after June 30, 2002 on an actuarial reserve
basis and the applicable terms and conditions set out in sections 22 to 25
have been satisfied;

               (e)  a period that was recognized as pensionable service
under the Public Service Pension Plan and that is to be taken into account
as pensionable service under this Plan, under Part 2 of the Regulations.

     (b)  in subsections (7) and (9) by striking out "(1)" and
substituting "(1.1)".


9   Section 22(1) is amended by striking out "20(1)" and substituting
"20(1.1)".


10   Section 23 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "20(1)(d)(i), (iii), (iv) or
(v)" and substituting "20(1.1)(d), except in the case of a payment into the
Plan under a reciprocal agreement,";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (3)(a) and substituting the following:

               (a)  by his latest pension commencement date,


11   Section 24 is amended by striking out "under section 20(1)(d)" and
substituting "covered by section 20(1.1)(c) or (d) that are".


12   Section 26(2) and (3) are repealed.  


13   The following is added after section 26: 

Cessation of prior service arrangement payments
     26.1   If a person to whom section 20(1.1)(c) applies ceases to make
the required payments under the arrangements referred to in that clause,
section 27 applies and, on the crediting of service under that section, the
person is thereafter entitled to purchase the remainder of the service not
credited only pursuant to sections 20(1.1)(d) and 22 to 25.


14   Section 27 is amended by adding "or section 26" after "25".


15   Section 28 is amended by striking out "section 20(1)(d)" and
substituting "or referred to in section 20(1.1)(c) or (d)".


16   Section 29(1)(b)(ii)(B) is amended by adding "(before its repeal) and
section 20(1.1)(d)" after "20(1)(d)".


17   Section 34.2(1) is amended by adding "(before its repeal) or section
20(1.1)(b) or (c) on an actuarial reserve basis or section 20(1.1)(d)"
after "20(1)(d)".


18   Section 35 is amended by striking out "20(1)" and substituting
"20(1.1)".


19   Section 38 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (3)  The nominee referred to in subsection (1)(c) must be eligible
for post-retirement survivor benefits under and within the meaning of the
tax rules.


20   Section 40(1) is amended by striking out "the end of the year in which
he attained the age of 71 years" and substituting "his latest pension
commencement date".


21   Section 43 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "the end of the year in which
he attains the age of 71 years" and substituting "his latest pension
commencement date";

     (b)  in subsection (3) by striking out "When" and substituting
"Subject to subsection (3.1), when";

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (3.1)  A person who makes the election under section 54(3.1) is
entitled to receive, instead of the amount specified in subsection (3),

               (a)  a pension in the form and in the amount of a normal
pension based, however, only on pensionable service up to the effective
date of the postponement, and

               (b)  a lump sum payment equal to the total pension
payments that would have been made during the period of the postponement
had the pension not been postponed.


22   Section 54 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "43 applies, with references
in it" and substituting "43(1) and (2) apply, with references";

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (1):

     (3)  When a pension that was postponed becomes payable and the person
entitled has not made an election under subsection (3.1), it is to be in
the form of a normal pension and

               (a)  if pension commencement is on or before the date
when the person attains the age of 65 years, in the amount specified in
section 47(3), or

               (b)  if pension commencement is after that date, in the
amount that is the actuarial equivalent of the normal pension that the
person would have been entitled to receive had pension commencement
occurred on the later of

                         (i)  the date when the person attained the
age of 65 years, and

                         (ii) the day after the person terminated.

     (3.1)  A person to whom subsection (3) will (but for the making of an
election under this subsection) apply may, at any time before pension
commencement, make an election in the written form required by the
Minister, that subsection (3) is not to apply to him, in which case he is
to receive

               (a)  a pension in the form and in the amount of a normal
pension based, however, only on pensionable service up to the effective
date of the postponement, and

               (b)  a lump sum payment equal to the total pension
payments that would have been made during the period of the postponement
had the pension not been postponed.

     (4)  Section 43(4) applies.


23   Sections 58(1) and 67(1) are amended by striking out "under section
20(1)(d)" and substituting "on an actuarial reserve basis covered by
section 20(1.1)(b), (c) or (d)".


24   Section 75 is amended by adding the following after subsection (6):

     (7)  The amount of any increase under this section must not exceed
the maximum amount set for cost-of-living increases by the tax rules.


25   Section 76(2) is amended by striking out "applies" and substituting
"and (7) apply".


26   Section 78(2) is amended

     (a)  by adding "and (7)" after "75(6)";

     (b)  by striking out "that subsection" and substituting "those
subsections".

27   This Regulation comes into force on July 1, 2002.

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     Alberta Regulation 67/2002

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLAN (TAX COMPLIANCE)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 17, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 170/2002) on April 17,
2002 pursuant to Schedule 2, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans
Act.


1   The Public Service Pension Plan (AR 368/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2(1) is amended 

     (a)  in clause (l) by adding ", before its repeal, or section
20(1.1)(d)" after "20(1)(d)";

     (b)  in clause (q) by striking out "leave of absence with" and
substituting "period on loan to";

     (c)  by repealing clauses (u.3) and (v) and substituting the
following: 

               (u.3)     "latest pension commencement date" means, in
relation to a participant or former participant whose pension has not yet
commenced, the last moment as of which that person is or was allowed to
commence to receive the pension under the tax rules;

               (v)  "leave with partial salary" means a period of
service

                         (i)  during which a participant is, with the
authority of his employer, on leave from all or a portion of the regular
duties of his employment and is receiving remuneration that is less than
regular salary from his employer, including leave with partial pay under
the former Act, and

                         (ii) that, if after 1991, is or was an
eligible period of temporary absence or an eligible period of reduced pay
under and within the meaning of the tax rules, 

               but does not include a period during which he is in
receipt of benefits under a disability plan or on a period of loan to a
bargaining agent;

     (d)  in clause (w)

               (i)  by adding "of service" after "means a period";

               (ii) by striking out "leave of absence with" and
substituting "period on loan to";

     (e)  in clause (ff) by striking out "20(1)(e)" and substituting
"20(1.1)(e)";

     (f)  by adding the following after clause (ff):

               (ff.01)   "period on loan to a bargaining agent" means
a period of service during which a participant is, with the authority of
his employer, on leave from the regular duties of his employment in order
to be employed by a certified bargaining agent on a full-time basis;

     (g)  in clause (ll)(ii) by striking out "leave of absence with" and
substituting "period on loan to";

     (h)  by repealing clause (nn) and substituting the following: 

               (nn) "service" means

                         (i)  any period that may be recognized as
eligible service under the tax rules, excluding any such period performed
outside Canada that is not a period of employment with an employer,

                         (ii) any other period before July 1, 2002
that was or is maintained as pensionable service as the result of section
20(1.1)(b) or (c),

                         (iii)     a period referred to in section
20(1.1)(e),

                         (iv) combined pensionable service in a
related plan;


3   Section 3(3) is amended

     (a)  by striking out "leave of absence with" and substituting
"period on loan to";

     (b)  by striking out "leave commenced" and substituting "period
commenced".


4   Section 4 is repealed.


5   Section 10(g) is amended by striking out "leave of absence with" and
substituting "period on loan to".


6   Section 11 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clauses (a) and (b) and substituting the
following:

               (a)  after the employee reaches his latest pension
commencement date, 

               (b)  who reached that date before July 1, 2002,

     (b)  in clause (c) by striking out "the end of the year of attaining
the age of 71 years" and substituting "reaching his latest pension
commencement date".


7   Section 14 is amended

     (a)  in subsections (1) and (2)(a) by striking out "on" and
substituting "performing service in the form of qualifying";

     (b)  in subsections (2)(b), (3), (5) and (6) by adding "qualifying"
before "leave" wherever it occurs;

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (7):

     (8)  In this section, "qualifying leave without salary" or
"qualifying leave" means any period of leave without salary to the extent
that the aggregate of 

               (a)  all the periods of leave without salary, both
before and after the beginning of January 1, 1992, and all unsalaried
portions of periods of leave with partial salary occurring after 1991
(excluding any period referred to in clause (b)) does not exceed 5 years,
and

               (b)  all the periods of parenting of an individual, as
that term is used in the tax rules, occurring after June 30, 2002 does not
exceed 3 years.


8   Section 20 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsections (1) and (2) and substituting the
following: 

     (1.1)  Subject to this section and section 21(2), in computing the
length of pensionable service that a person accumulated, the following
periods of service are the periods to be taken into account:

               (a)  service after June 30, 2002 with an employer in
respect of which current service contributions have been made; 

               (b)  periods before July 1, 2002 which, as at the end of
June 30, 2002, had been acquired as pensionable service;

               (c)  other periods before July 1, 2002 in respect of
which arrangements for payment had been made before that date under the
applicable provisions referred to in sections 22 to 25 or arrangements
referred to in section 26 had been made to acquire those periods as
pensionable service, and provided that those arrangements and the rules of
the Plan applicable to them continue after that date to be adhered to
without interruption;

               (d)  any other service in respect of which arrangements
for payment have been made after June 30, 2002 on an actuarial reserve
basis and the applicable terms and conditions set out in sections 22 to 25
have been satisfied;

               (e)  a period that was recognized as pensionable service
under the Local Authorities Pension Plan and that is to be taken into
account as pensionable service under this Plan, under Part 2 of the
Regulations.

     (b)  in subsection (7) by striking out "(1)" and substituting
"(1.1)".


9   Section 22(1) is amended by striking out "20(1)" and substituting
"20(1.1)".


10   Section 23 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "20(1)(d)(i), (iii), (iv) or
(v)" and substituting "20(1.1)(d), except in the case of a payment into the
Plan under a reciprocal agreement,";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (3)(a) and substituting the following:

               (a)  by his latest pension commencement date,


11   Section 24(1) is amended by striking out "under section 20(1)(d)" and
substituting "covered by section 20(1.1)(c) or (d) that are".


12   Section 26(2) and (3) are repealed.


13   The following is added after section 26: 

Cessation of prior service arrangement payments
     26.1   If a person to whom section 20(1.1)(c) applies ceases to make
the required payments under the arrangements referred to in that clause,
section 27 applies and, on the crediting of service under that section, the
person is thereafter entitled to purchase the remainder of the service not
credited only pursuant to sections 20(1.1)(d) and 22 to 25.


14   Section 27 is amended by adding "or section 26" after "25".


15   Section 28 is amended by striking out "section 20(1)(d)" and
substituting "or referred to in section 20(1.1)(c) or (d)".


16   Section 29(1)(b)(ii)(B) is amended by adding "(before its repeal) and
section 20(1.1)(d)" after "20(1)(d)".


17   Section 34.2(1) is amended by adding "(before its repeal) or section
20(1.1)(b) or (c) on an actuarial reserve basis  or section 20(1.1)(d)"
after "20(1)(d)".


18   Section 35 is amended by striking out "20(1)" and substituting
"20(1.1)".


19   Section 38 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (3)  The nominee referred to in subsection (1)(c) must be eligible
for post-retirement survivor benefits under and within the meaning of the
tax rules.


20   Section 40(1) is amended by striking out "the end of the year in which
he attained the age of 71 years" and substituting "his latest pension
commencement date".


21   Section 43 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "the end of the year in which
he attains the age of 71 years" and substituting "his latest pension
commencement date";

     (b)  in subsection (3) by striking out "When" and substituting
"Subject to subsection (3.1), when";

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (3.1)  A person who makes the election under section 54(3.1) is
entitled to receive, instead of the amount specified in subsection (3),

               (a)  a pension in the form and in the amount of a normal
pension based, however, only on pensionable service up to the effective
date of the postponement, and

               (b)  a lump sum payment equal to the total pension
payments that would have been made during the period of the postponement
had the pension not been postponed.

22   Section 54 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "43 applies, with references
in it" and substituting "43(1) and (2) apply, with references";

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (1):

     (3)  When a pension that was postponed becomes payable and the person
entitled has not made an election under subsection (3.1), it is to be in
the form of a normal pension and

               (a)  if pension commencement is on or before the date
when the person attains the age of 65 years, in the amount specified in
section 47(3), or

               (b)  if pension commencement is after that date, in the
amount that is the actuarial equivalent of the normal pension that the
person would have been entitled to receive had pension commencement
occurred on the later of

                         (i)  the date when the person attained the
age of 65 years, and

                         (ii) the day after the person terminated.

     (3.1)  A person to whom subsection (3) will (but for the making of an
election under this subsection) apply may, at any time before pension
commencement, make an election in the written form required by the
Minister, that subsection (3) is not to apply to him, in which case he is
to receive

               (a)  a pension in the form and in the amount of a normal
pension based, however, only on pensionable service up to the effective
date of the postponement, and

               (b)  a lump sum payment equal to the total pension
payments that would have been made during the period of the postponement
had the pension not been postponed.

     (4)  Section 43(4) applies.


23   Sections 58(1) and 67(1) are amended by striking out "under section
20(1)(d)" and substituting "on an actuarial reserve basis covered by
section 20(1.1)(b), (c) or (d)".


24   Section 75 is amended by adding the following after subsection (6):

     (7)  The amount of any increase under this section must not exceed
the maximum amount set for cost-of-living increases by the tax rules.


25   Section 76(2) is amended by striking out "applies" and substituting
"and (7) apply".


26   Section 78(2) is amended

     (a)  by adding "and (7)" after "75(6)";

     (b)  by striking out "that subsection" and substituting "those
subsections".


27   This Regulation comes into force on July 1, 2002.

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     Alberta Regulation 68/2002

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     SPECIAL FORCES PENSION PLAN (TAX COMPLIANCE)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 17, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 171/2002) on April 17,
2002 pursuant to Schedule 4, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans
Act.


1   The Special Forces Pension Plan (AR 369/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2(1) is amended 

     (a)  in clause (l) by adding ", before its repeal, or section
20(1.1)(d)" after "20(1)(d)";

     (b)  by repealing clause (v) and substituting the following: 

               (u.3)     "latest pension commencement date" means, in
relation to a participant or former participant whose pension has not yet
commenced, the last moment as of which that person is or was allowed to
commence to receive the pension under the tax rules;

               (v)  "leave with partial salary" means a period of
service

                         (i)  during which a participant is, with the
authority of his employer, on leave from all or a portion of the regular
duties of his employment and is receiving remuneration that is less than
regular salary from his employer, and

                         (ii) that, if after 1991, is or was an
eligible period of temporary absence or an eligible period of reduced pay
under and within the meaning of the tax rules, 

               but does not include a period during which he is in
receipt of benefits under a disability plan;

     (c)  in clause (w) by adding "of service" after "means a period";

     (d)  by repealing clause (nn) and substituting the following: 

               (nn) "service" means 

               (i)  any period that may be recognized as eligible
service under the tax rules, except any such period performed outside
Canada, and 

               (ii) any other period before July 1, 2002 that was or is
maintained as pensionable service as the result of section 20(1.1)(b) or
(c);


3   Section 4 is repealed.


4   Section 11 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clauses (a) and (b) and substituting the
following:

               (a)  after the employee reaches his latest pension
commencement date, 

               (b)  who reached that date before July 1, 2002,

     (b)  in clause (c) by striking out "the end of the year of attaining
the age of 71 years" and substituting "reaching his latest pension
commencement date".


5   Section 14 is amended

     (a)  in subsections (1) and (2)(a) by striking out "on" and
substituting "performing service in the form of qualifying";

     (b)  in subsections (2)(b), (3), (5) and (6) by adding "qualifying"
before "leave" wherever it occurs;

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (7):

     (8)  In this section, "qualifying leave without salary" or
"qualifying leave" means any period of leave without salary to the extent
that the aggregate of 

               (a)  all the periods of leave without salary, both
before and after the beginning of January 1, 1992, and all unsalaried
portions of periods of leave with partial salary occurring after 1991
(excluding any period referred to in clause (b)) does not exceed 5 years,
and

               (b)  all the periods of parenting of an individual, as
that term is used in the tax rules, occurring after June 30, 2002 does not
exceed 3 years.


6   Section 20 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsections (1) and (2) and substituting the
following: 

     (1.1)  Subject to this section, in computing the length of
pensionable service that a person accumulated, the following periods of
service, not exceeding 35 years in aggregate, are the periods to be taken
into account:

               (a)  service after June 30, 2002 with an employer in
respect of which current service contributions have been made; 

               (b)  periods before July 1, 2002 which, as at the end of
June 30, 2002, had been acquired as pensionable service;

               (c)  other periods before July 1, 2002 in respect of
which arrangements for payment had been made before that date under the
applicable provisions referred to in sections 22 to 25 or arrangements
referred to in section 26 had been made to acquire those periods as
pensionable service, and provided that those arrangements and the rules of
the Plan applicable to them continue after that date to be adhered to
without interruption;

               (d)  any other service in respect of which arrangements
for payment have been made after June 30, 2002 on an actuarial reserve
basis and the applicable terms and conditions set out in sections 22 to 25
have been satisfied.

     (b)  in subsections (7) and (10) by striking out "(1)" and
substituting "(1.1)".


7   Section 22(1) is amended by striking out "20(1)" and substituting
"20(1.1)".


8   Section 23 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "20(1)(d)(i), (iii), (iv) or
(v)" and substituting "20(1.1)(d), except in the case of a payment into the
Plan under a reciprocal agreement,";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (3)(a) and substituting the following:

               (a)  by his latest pension commencement date,


9   Section 24 is amended by striking out "under section 20(1)(d)" and
substituting "covered by section 20(1.1)(c) or (d) that are".


10   Section 26(2) and (3) are repealed.


11   The following is added after section 26: 

Cessation of prior service arrangement payments
     26.1   If a person to whom section 20(1.1)(c) applies ceases to make
the required payments under the arrangements referred to in that clause,
section 27 applies and, on the crediting of service under that section, the
person is thereafter entitled to purchase the remainder of the service not
credited only pursuant to sections 20(1.1)(d) and 22 to 25.


12   Section 27 is amended by adding "or section 26" after "25".


13   Section 28 is amended by striking out "section 20(1)(d)" and
substituting "or referred to in section 20(1.1)(c) or (d)".


14   Section 29(1)(b)(ii)(B) is amended by adding "(before its repeal) and
section 20(1.1)(d)" after "20(1)(d)".


15   Section 35 is amended by striking out "20(1)" and substituting
"20(1.1)".


16   Section 38 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (3)  The nominee referred to in subsection (1)(c) must be eligible
for post-retirement survivor benefits under and within the meaning of the
tax rules.


17   Section 40 is amended by striking out "the end of the year in which he
attained the age of 71 years" and substituting "his latest pension
commencement date".


18   Section 43 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "the end of the year in which
he attains the age of 71 years" and substituting "his latest pension
commencement date";

     (b)  in subsection (3) by striking out "When" and substituting
"Subject to subsection (3.1), when";

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (3.1)  A person who makes the election under section 54(3.1) is
entitled to receive, instead of the amount specified in subsection (3),

               (a)  a pension in the form and in the amount of a normal
pension based, however, only on pensionable service up to the effective
date of the postponement, and

               (b)  a lump sum payment equal to the total pension
payments that would have been made during the period of the postponement
had the pension not been postponed.


19   Section 54 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "43 applies, with references
in it" and substituting "43(1) and (2) apply, with references";

     (b)  by adding the following before subsection (4):

     (3)  When a pension that was postponed becomes payable and the person
entitled has not made an election under subsection (3.1), it is to be in
the form of a normal pension and

               (a)  if pension commencement is on or before the date
when the person attains the age of 65 years, in the amount specified in
section 47(1), or

               (b)  if pension commencement is after that date, in the
amount that is the actuarial equivalent of the normal pension that the
person would have been entitled to receive had pension commencement
occurred on the later of

                         (i)  the date when the person attained the
age of 65 years, and

                         (ii) the day after the person terminated.

     (3.1)  A person to whom subsection (3) will (but for the making of an
election under this subsection) apply may, at any time before pension
commencement, make an election in the written form required by the
Minister, that subsection (3) is not to apply to him, in which case he is
to receive

               (a)  a pension in the form and in the amount of a normal
pension based, however, only on pensionable service up to the effective
date of the postponement, and

               (b)  a lump sum payment equal to the total pension
payments that would have been made during the period of the postponement
had the pension not been postponed.


20   Sections 58(1) and 67(1) are amended by striking out "under section
20(1)(d)" and substituting "on an actuarial reserve basis covered by
section 20(1.1)(b), (c) or (d)".

21   Section 75 is amended by adding the following after subsection (6):

     (7)  The amount of any increase under this section must not exceed
the maximum amount set for cost-of-living increases by the tax rules.


22   Section 76(2) is amended by striking out "applies" and substituting
"and (7) apply".


23   Section 77(c) is amended by striking out "increase complies with the
tax rules and" and substituting "amount of the increase does not exceed the
maximum amount set for cost-of-living increases by the tax rules and
complies with".


24   This Regulation comes into force on July 1, 2002.


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     Alberta Regulation 69/2002

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION PLAN (TAX COMPLIANCE)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 17, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 172/2002) on April 17,
2002 pursuant to Schedule 5, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans
Act.


1   The Management Employees Pension Plan (AR 367/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2(1) is amended 

     (a)  in clause (l) by adding ", before its repeal, or section
20(1.1)(d)" after "20(1)(d)";

     (b)  by repealing clause (v) and substituting the following: 

               (u.3)     "latest pension commencement date" means, in
relation to a participant or former participant whose pension has not yet
commenced, the last moment as of which that person is or was allowed to
commence to receive the pension under the tax rules;

               (v)  "leave with partial salary" means a period of
service

                         (i)  during which a participant is, with the
authority of his employer, on leave from all or a portion of the regular
duties of his employment and is receiving remuneration that is less than
regular salary from his employer, including leave with partial pay under
the former Act, and

                         (ii) that, if after 1991, is or was an
eligible period of temporary absence or an eligible period of reduced pay
under and within the meaning of the tax rules, 

               but does not include a period during which he is in
receipt of benefits under a disability plan;

     (c)  in clause (w) by adding "of service" after "means a period";

     (d)  in clause (ll)(i) by adding "and"  at the end of paragraph (A),
striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (B) and repealing paragraph (C);

     (e)  by repealing clause (nn) and substituting the following: 

               (nn) "service" means 

               (i)  any period that may be recognized as eligible
service under the tax rules, excluding any such period performed outside
Canada that is not a period of employment with an employer,

               (ii) any other period before July 1, 2002 that was or is
maintained as pensionable service as the result of section 20(1.1)(b) or
(c), and

               (iv) combined pensionable service in the related plan;


3   Section 4 is repealed.


4   Section 11 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clauses (a) and (b) and substituting the
following:

               (a)  after the employee reaches his latest pension
commencement date,

               (b)  who reached that date before July 1, 2002,

     (b)  in clause (c) by striking out "the end of the year of attaining
the age of 71 years" and substituting "reaching his latest pension
commencement date".


5   Section 14 is amended

     (a)  in subsections (1) and (2)(a) by striking out "on" and
substituting "performing service in the form of qualifying";

     (b)  in subsections (2)(b), (3), (5) and (6) by adding "qualifying"
before "leave" wherever it occurs;

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (7):

     (8)  In this section, "qualifying leave without salary" or
"qualifying leave" means any period of leave without salary to the extent
that the aggregate of 

               (a)  all the periods of leave without salary, both
before and after the beginning of January 1, 1992, and all unsalaried
portions of periods of leave with partial salary occurring after 1991,
(excluding any period referred to in clause (b)) does not exceed 5 years,
and

               (b)  all the periods of parenting of an individual, as
that  term is used in the tax rules, occurring after June 30, 2002 does not
exceed 3 years.


6   Section 20 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsections (1) and (2) and substituting the
following: 

     (1.1)  Subject to this section and section 21(2), in computing the
length of pensionable service that a person accumulated, the following
periods of service are the periods to be taken into account:

               (a)  service after June 30, 2002 with an employer in
respect of which current service contributions have been made; 

               (b)  periods before July 1, 2002 which, as at the end of
June 30, 2002, had been acquired as pensionable service;

               (c)  other periods before July 1, 2002 in respect of
which arrangements for payment had been made before that date under the
applicable provisions referred to in sections 22 to 25 or arrangements
referred to in section 26 had been made to acquire those periods as
pensionable service, and provided that those arrangements and the rules of
the Plan applicable to them continue after that date to be adhered to
without interruption;

               (d)  any other service in respect of which arrangements
for payment have been made after June 30, 2002 on an actuarial reserve
basis and the applicable terms and conditions set out in sections 22 to 25
have been satisfied.

     (b)  in subsection (7) by striking out "(1)" and substituting
"(1.1)".


7   Section 22(1) is amended by striking out "20(1)" and substituting
"20(1.1)".


8   Section 23 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "20(1)(d)(i), (iii), (iv) or
(v)" and substituting "20(1.1)(d), except in the case of a payment into the
Plan under a reciprocal agreement,";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (3)(a) and substituting the following:

               (a)  by his latest pension commencement date,


9   Section 24(1) is amended by striking out "under section 20(1)(d)" and
substituting "covered by section 20(1.1)(c) or (d) that are".


10   Section 26(2) and (3) are repealed.


11   The following is added after section 26: 

Cessation of prior service arrangement payments
     26.1   If a person to whom section 20(1.1)(c) applies ceases to make
the required payments under the arrangements referred to in that clause,
section 27 applies and, on the crediting of service under that section, the
person is thereafter entitled to purchase the remainder of the service not
credited only pursuant to sections 20(1.1)(d) and 22 to 25.


12   Section 27 is amended by adding "or section 26" after "25".


13   Section 28 is amended by striking out "section 20(1)(d)" and
substituting "or referred to in section 20(1.1)(c) or (d)".


14   Section 29(1)(b)(ii) is amended by adding "(before its repeal) and
section 20(1.1)(d)" after "20(1)(d)".


15   Section 35 is amended by striking out "20(1)" and substituting
"20(1.1)".


16   Section 38 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (3)  The nominee referred to in subsection (1)(c) must be eligible
for post-retirement survivor benefits under and within the meaning of the
tax rules.


17   Section 40 is amended by striking out "the end of the year in which he
attained the age of 71 years" and substituting "his latest pension
commencement date".


18   Section 43 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "the end of the year in which
he attains the age of 71 years" and substituting "his latest pension
commencement date";

     (b)  in subsection (3) by striking out "When" and substituting
"Subject to subsection (3.1), when";

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (3.1)  A person who makes the election under section 54(3.1) is
entitled to receive, instead of the amount specified in subsection (3),

               (a)  a pension in the form and in the amount of a normal
pension based, however, only on pensionable service up to the effective
date of the postponement, and

               (b)  a lump sum payment equal to the total pension
payments that would have been made during the period of the postponement
had the pension not been postponed.


19   Section 54 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "the end of the year in which 
he attains the age of 71 years" and substituting "his latest pension
commencement date";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (3) and substituting the following:

     (3)  When a pension that was postponed becomes payable and the person
entitled has not made an election under subsection (3.1), it is to be in
the form of a normal pension and

               (a)  if pension commencement is on or before the date
when the person attains the age of 65 years, in the amount specified in
section 47(1), or

               (b)  if pension commencement is after that date, in the
amount that is the actuarial equivalent of the normal pension that the
person would have been entitled to receive had pension commencement
occurred on the later of

                         (i)  the date when the person attained the
age of 65 years, and

                         (ii) the day after the person terminated.

     (3.1)  A person to whom subsection (3) will (but for the making of an
election under this subsection) apply may, at any time before pension
commencement, make an election in the written form required by the
Minister, that subsection (3) is not to apply to him, in which case he is
to receive

               (a)  a pension in the form and in the amount of a normal
pension based, however, only on pensionable service up to the effective
date of the postponement, and

               (b)  a lump sum payment equal to the total pension
payments that would have been made during the period of the postponement
had the pension not been postponed.


20   Sections 58(1) and 67(1) are amended by striking out "under section
20(1)(d)" and substituting "on an actuarial reserve basis covered by
section 20(1.1)(b), (c) or (d)".


21   Section 75 is amended by adding the following after subsection (6):

     (7)  The amount of any increase under this section must not exceed
the maximum amount set for cost-of-living increases by the tax rules.


22   Section 76(2) is amended by striking out "applies" and substituting
"and (7) apply".


23   Section 78(2) is amended

     (a)  by adding "and (7)" after "75(6)";

     (b)  by striking out "that subsection" and substituting "those
subsections".


24   This Regulation comes into force on July 1, 2002.


     Alberta Regulation 70/2002

     Persons with Developmental Disabilities Community Governance Act

     GOVERNANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 17, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 174/2002) on April 17,
2002 pursuant to section 23 of the Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Community Governance Act.


1   The Governance Regulation (AR 208/97) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 5 is amended by striking out "October 1, 2002" and substituting
"October 1, 2004".


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     Alberta Regulation 71/2002

     Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Recognition Act
     Alberta Heritage Scholarship Act

     QUEEN ELIZABETH II AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIP REGULATION

     Filed:  April 17, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 175/2002) on April 17,
2002 pursuant to section 5 of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee
Recognition Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Residency requirement    2
Premier's Citizenship Award in Recognition of the
  Queen's Golden Jubilee 3
Queen's Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal     4
Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Visual
  and Performing Arts    5
Expiry    6
Consequential  7


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Recognition
Act;

     (b)  "Minister" means the Minister of Community Development;

     (c)  "Premier's Award" means the Premier's Citizenship Award in
Recognition of the Queen's Golden Jubilee granted under section 3(1) of the
Act;

     (d)  "Queen's Medal" means the Queen's Golden Jubilee Citizenship
Medal granted under section 3(2) of the Act;

     (e)  "Queen's Scholarship" means the Queen's Golden Jubilee
Scholarship for the Visual and Performing Arts granted under section 3(3)
of the Act.


Residency requirement
2   In addition to the other requirements of the Act and this Regulation,
in order for an individual to receive an award or scholarship the proposed
recipient

     (a)  must be a Canadian citizen or be lawfully admitted to Canada
for permanent residence, and

     (b)  must be a resident of Alberta.


Premier's Citizenship Award in Recognition of the Queen's Golden Jubilee
3(1)  Each year the administration of each high school in Alberta may
establish a selection committee to nominate one student from that high
school to receive a Premier's Award.

(2)  A nomination made by the selection committee must be in the form and
manner established by the Minister.

(3)  A student is eligible to be nominated under this section if the
student has made a significant contribution to his or her community through

     (a)  good citizenship,

     (b)  leadership,

     (c)  community service activities, or

     (d)  volunteering.

(4)  The recognitions granted to a Premier's Award recipient may consist of
one or more of the following as determined by the Minister:

     (a)  a plaque;

     (b)  a commemorative pin;

     (c)  a certificate;

     (d)  a letter of commendation;

     (e)  a presentation ceremony;

     (f)  any other form of recognition that the Minister considers
appropriate.


Queen's Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal
4(1)  The recognitions granted to a Queen's Medal recipient may consist of
one or more of the following as determined by the Minister:

     (a)  a medal;

     (b)  a letter of commendation;

     (c)  a presentation ceremony;

     (d)  any other form of recognition that the Minister considers
appropriate.

(2)  The recipient of a Queen's Medal must establish to the satisfaction of
the Minister that the money to be awarded will be used for the recipient's
personal development related to enhancing the recipient's general
education.

(3)  The Minister may establish the qualifications required by applicants
and the selection process.


Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Visual and Performing Arts
5(1)  In addition to the residency requirement referred to in section 2, an
applicant for a Queen's Scholarship must have been a resident in Alberta
for at least one year immediately before applying for the Scholarship.

(2)  One scholarship shall be awarded for outstanding ability in the
performing arts and one scholarship for outstanding ability in the visual
arts.

(3)  The recognitions granted to a Queen's Scholarship recipient may
consist of one or more of the following as determined by the Minister:

     (a)  a medal;

     (b)  a letter of commendation;

     (c)  a presentation ceremony;

     (d)  any other form of recognition that the Minister considers
appropriate.

(4)  The application and selection process shall be in the form and manner
established by the Minister.

(5)  The Minister shall award the Queen's Scholarships on the
recommendation of the Foundation for the Performing Arts.


Expiry
6   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 April 30, 2007.


Consequential
7(1)  The Alberta Heritage Scholarship Regulation (AR 214/99) is amended by
this section.

(2)  Section 5 is repealed.

(3)  The following is added after section 15:

     15.1   Pursuant to section 3(3) of the Alberta Heritage Scholarship
Act, the Minister may provide for the awards and scholarships referred to
in section 2(a) and (b) of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee
Recognition Act in accordance with the regulations made under the Queen
Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Recognition Act.

(4)  Section 18 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     18(1)  The Minister may charge such fees as the Minister considers
reasonable for administering scholarships established under section 3(3) of
the Act, including the receipt and management of assets received under
section 2(2) of the Act.

     (2)  Fees for administering scholarships, other than fees for the
receipt and management of assets, may be charged only for matters after
March 31, 2002.


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     Alberta Regulation 72/2002

     Municipal Government Act

     CENTRAL PEACE REGIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
     COMMISSION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 25, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 176/2002) on April 24,
2002 pursuant to section 602.02 of the Municipal Government Act.


1   The Central Peace Regional Waste Management Commission Regulation (AR
64/2001) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 2(e) is repealed.


     Alberta Regulation 73/2002

     Municipal Government Act

     MUNICIPAL LONG TERM ELECTRICITY AGREEMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 25, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 177/2002) on April 24,
2002 pursuant to section 603 of the Municipal Government Act.


AEUB approval of long term electricity agreement not needed
1(1)  The approval of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board is not
required under section 30(2) of the Municipal Government Act if the
proposed agreement relates to or arises from the supply of electric power
under

     (a)  a power purchase arrangement sold at the public auction held
pursuant to section 45.93 of the Electric Utilities Act, 

     (b)  a derivative created by the balancing pool administrator 
pursuant to section 6(4) of the Power Purchase Arrangements Regulation (AR
170/99), or

     (c)  a direct sales agreement as defined in the Direct Sales
Regulation (AR 167/2001).

(2)  In this section, "derivative" has the meaning given to it in section 6
of the Power Purchase Arrangements Regulation (AR 170/99).


Repeal
2   The Municipal Long Term Electricity Agreement Regulation (AR 75/2000)
is repealed.


Expiry
3   This Regulation is made in accordance with section 603(1) of the
Municipal Government Act and is repealed in accordance with section 603(2)
of that Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 74/2002

     Government Organization Act

     GRANTS, DONATIONS AND LOANS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 25, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 179/2002) on April 24,
2002 pursuant to section 13 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Grants, Donations and Loans Regulation (AR 315/83) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Sections 0.1 to 6 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Definition
     1   In this Regulation, "Minister" means the Minister of Human
Resources and Employment.

Minister may make grants
     2(1)  The Minister is authorized to make grants provided for in
Schedules 1, 3 and 4 and the donations and loans provided for in Schedule
2.

     (2)  In addition to the power to make grants referred to in
subsection (1), the Minister is authorized to make grants to a person or
organization for any purpose related to any program, resource or other
matter under the administration of the Minister.

Application
     3   An application for a grant must be made in a manner and form
satisfactory to the Minister.

Delegation
     4   The Minister is authorized to delegate in writing any function,
duty or power under this Regulation to any employee of the Government.

Agreement
     5   The Minister is authorized to enter into agreements with respect
to any matter relating to the payment of a grant.

Assignment of maintenance
     6   Where an applicant for or recipient of a grant under this
Regulation has a right to any form of support for the applicant or
recipient or for a dependent child of the applicant or recipient under

               (a)  an enactment of Canada or a province or territory
of Canada,

               (b)  an order of a court, or

               (c)  an agreement,

     the Minister may as a condition of making a grant under this
Regulation, require the applicant or recipient to enter into an agreement
in a form and containing terms and conditions acceptable to the Minister
assigning to the Minister any or all of the applicant's or recipient's
rights in respect of the support, including, without limitation, the right
to participate in proceedings to vary, rescind, suspend or enforce support
payments.

Payment
     7   The Minister may provide for the payment of any grant in a lump
sum or by way of installments and may determine the time or times at which
the grant is to be paid.


Written reports and examination of records
     8(1)  The Minister may at any time require the recipient of a grant
to provide a written report, in a form satisfactory to the Minister, on the
work and activity in respect of which the grant was made, including any
information required by the Minister relating to the expenditure of the
grant.

     (2)  The recipient of a grant must permit a representative of the
Minister, the Auditor General or both to examine the books or records
pertaining to the grant the Minister or Auditor General considers necessary
to determine whether the grant has been properly expended.

Conditional grants
     9(1)  The recipient of a grant may use the money only

               (a)  in accordance with the conditions on which the
grant is made, or

               (b)  if the original conditions on which the grant is
made are varied with the consent of the Minister, in accordance with the
conditions as varied.

     (2)  If the recipient of a grant does not use all of the money, the
Minister may require the recipient to refund the surplus money to the
Minister in favour of the Minister of Finance.

     (3)  The Minister may require the recipient of a grant to repay all
or part of the money to the Minister in favour of the Minister of Finance
if the recipient does not comply with any of the conditions of the grant or
does not use the money as required under this Regulation.

Refusal to provide grant
     10   The Minister may refuse to provide a grant under this Regulation
to an applicant who makes or has made a false or misleading statement in an
application under this Regulation or in any other document required by the
Minister or who furnishes or has furnished the Minister or the government
of Alberta or Canada with any false or misleading information that, in the
opinion of the Minister, materially affects the applicant's eligibility to
receive a grant under this Regulation.

Review
     11(1)  The Minister shall appoint a Review Committee.

     (2)  The Review Committee shall review

               (a)  refusals of applications for assistance under
Schedules 3 and 4, except a refusal by reason of the operation of section
10, and

               (b)  decisions where an applicant is granted assistance
under Schedule 3 or 4 but in a lesser amount than was applied for.

     (3)  After reviewing a refusal or decision referred to in subsection
(2) the Review Committee shall make a recommendation to the Minister with
respect to the refusal or decision.

     (4)  The Minister may make rules governing the procedure the Review
Committee is to follow in carrying out its duties under this section.

Repeal
     12   The Social Services Grant Regulation (AR 345/86) is repealed.

Expiry
     13   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 April 30, 2009.


3   Schedule 3 is amended

     (a)  in section 1(1)

               (i)  by adding the following after clause (a):

                         (a.1)     "integrated training program" means a
program that provides comprehensive training in basic academic,
occupational and employability skills for the purposes of obtaining
employment;

               (ii) in clause (b)(ii) by striking out "12-month" and
substituting "3-month";

     (b)  in section 2

               (i)  by adding the following after subsection (1)(b)(v):

                         (v.1)     an integrated training program;

               (ii) by repealing subsection (6);

     (c)  by repealing section 3(1) and substituting the following:

     3(1)  Unless otherwise determined by the Minister, the maximum
assistance available to an applicant under section 2 is,

               (a)  in the case of an applicant enrolled in a full-time
program,

                         (i)  $10 000 for a program of one month or
more but less than 5 months,

                         (ii) $20 000 for a program of 5 months or
more but less than 10 months, and

                         (iii)     $30 000 for a program of 10 months or
more but not more than 12 months,

               and

               (b)  in the case of an applicant enrolled in a part-time
program, $600 in a period of not more than 17 weeks, unless the Minister
determines that some other period is appropriate.

     (d)  in section 4

               (i)  in subsection (1) by repealing clauses (b) and 
(c);

               (ii) in subsection (3) by striking out "section 2(6)"
and substituting "section 10 of this Regulation".


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     Alberta Regulation 75/2002

     Regulated Forestry Profession Act

     REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL FORESTERS REGULATION

     Filed:  April 25, 2002

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 182/2002) on April 24,
2002 pursuant to section 100 of the Regulated Forestry Profession Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1

     Part 1
      Registration

     Division 1
     General Registration

General requirements     2

     Division 2
     Registration and Renewal of Practice
     Permit of Foresters-in-Training

Registration of foresters-in-training   3
Renewal of practice permit    4

     Division 3
     Registration of and Requirements for
     Registered Professional Foresters

Requirements for registration by foresters-in-training 5
Academic requirements    6
Experience requirements  7
Foresters from recognized forestry organization   8
Other evidence of competence  9
Registration under section 22(2)(c) of Act   10

     Division 4
     Practice Permits

Conditions on practice permits     11

     Division 5
     Continuing Competence Program

Continuing competence requirements 12

     Division 6
     Reinstatement of Registration and
     Practice Permit

Reinstatement  13

     Division 7
     Categories of Regulated Members

Categories of members    14

     Division 8
     Registers

Registers established    15
Conditional Register     16
Temporary Register  17

     Division 9
     Use of Titles, Abbreviations and Initials

Use of title   18

     Part 2
     Public Information

Information in register  19
Register information     20
Information provided by regulated members and applicants    21
Maintenance of information    22
Repeal    23
Coming into force   24


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act"  means the Regulated Forestry Profession Act;

     (b)  "apprenticeship" means completing the forester-in-training
program under the guidance of a registered professional forester approved
by the registration committee;  

     (c)  "CFAB" means the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board; 

     (d)  "college" means the College of Alberta Professional Foresters; 

     (e)  "Conditional Register" means the register established under
section 15(1)(c); 

     (f)  "forester-in-training" means the category of regulated member
referred to in section 14 who meets the requirements of section 3; 

     (g)  "forester-in-training program" means a program of study and
practical experience for foresters-in-training to meet the competence
requirements for registration as a registered professional forester;

     (h)  "Foresters-in-Training Register" means the register established
under section 15(1)(b);


     (i)  "mutual recognition agreement" means an agreement signed by the
college and provincial associations; 

     (j)  "professional examination" means an examination approved by
council to assess an applicant's knowledge and understanding of Alberta
forestry policies and legislation;

     (k)  "provincial association" means an organization incorporated in
a province or territory of Canada other than Alberta that regulates
professional foresters; 

     (l)  "recognized forestry organization" means a professional
forestry organization

               (i)  recognized by the council as having similar
regulatory objectives to the college;

               (ii) that grants a professional forestry designation
recognized by the council; 

               (iii)     that has competence and practice standards
recognized by the council as being substantially similar to those of the
college; 

     (m)  "registered professional forester" means the category of
regulated member referred to in section 14 who meets the requirements of
section 5, 8 or 10;

     (n)  "Registered Professional Foresters Register" means the register
established under section 15(1)(a);

     (o)  "Temporary Register" means the register established under
section 15(1)(d). 

(2)  The terms defined in section 1 of the Act and Schedule 1 to the Act
have the same meaning in this Regulation. 


     PART 1

     REGISTRATION

     Division 1
     General Registration

General requirements
2(1)  Each applicant for registration as a forester-in-training or a
registered professional forester must provide to the registrar evidence
satisfactory to the registrar of

     (a)  being a Canadian citizen or a person lawfully permitted to work
or study in Canada, and

     (b)  having good character and reputation.

(2)  In determining whether an applicant is of good character and
reputation, the registrar must consider whether the applicant

     (a)  has had a finding of unprofessional conduct or similar finding
made against the applicant by any professional organization, and any orders
made in consequence,

     (b)  has any outstanding charges under the criminal law of any
country, 

     (c)  has been convicted of a criminal offence in any country, 

     (d)  has been found guilty of a breach of a university or similar
code of conduct or of an academic infraction at any post secondary
education institution, and

     (e)  has any outstanding complaints or discipline matters with any
professional organization with which the applicant is or has been
registered.

(3)  In addition to the matters referred to in subsections (1) and (2), the
registrar may consider

     (a)  any character references,

     (b)  information on steps taken to overcome and evidence that the
applicant has overcome the competence or ethical issues related to
subsections (1) and (2), and

     (c)  any mitigating factors provided by the applicant.


     Division 2
     Registration and Renewal of Practice
     Permit of Foresters-in-Training

Registration of foresters-in-training
3    An applicant for registration as a forester-in-training must provide
evidence satisfactory to the registrar of having completed the requirements
of section 2 and having completed or substantially completed the
requirements of section 6.


Renewal of practice permit
4   For the purposes of section 34(1)(b)(i) of the Act, if a
forester-in-training is applying for renewal of a practice permit, the
applicant must provide evidence satisfactory to the registrar that the
applicant 

     (a)  continues to meet the requirements of section 2, 

     (b)  is completing the requirements referred to in sections 6 and 7
or meeting the grade or performance requirements prescribed by the council
on the professional examination, and 

     (c)  has provided any information required by the Act or the
regulations. 


     Division 3
     Registration of and Requirements
     for Registered Professional Foresters

Requirements for registration by foresters-in-training
5   An application for registration as a registered professional forester
by a forester-in-training must be accompanied by evidence satisfactory to
the registrar that the following requirements have been met: 

     (a)  the academic requirements specified in section 6;

     (b)  the experience requirements under section 7; 

     (c)  the grade or performance requirements prescribed by the council
on the professional examination.


Academic requirements

6   The academic requirements consist of

     (a)  a degree from a post-secondary education program accredited by
CFAB or approved by the council, or

     (b)  meeting the grade or performance requirements prescribed by the
council on courses and examinations approved by council  in core competency
areas approved by the council, including but not limited to the following:

               (i)  forest ecology, dendrology, entomology and
pathology;

               (ii) forest economics, measuring, monitoring and
forecasting;

               (iii)     forest products;

               (iv) forest soils and hydrology;

               (v)  tree morphology and physiology;

               (vi) silvics and silviculture;

               (vii)     forest fire management; 

               (viii)    forest management, operations and policy.


Experience requirements
7   The experience required for the purposes of section 5(b) to become a
registered professional  forester is 

     (a)  the completion of 2-year apprenticeship in the practice of
forestry under the guidance of a registered professional forester approved
by the registration committee, or

     (b)  subject to any policies approved by the council, evidence of
experience substantially equivalent to the requirements referred to in
clause (a). 


Foresters from recognized forestry organization
8(1)  For the purposes of section 22(2)(b) of the Act, if an applicant for
registration as a registered professional forester is registered by a
recognized forestry organization or by a provincial association that the
council recognizes through a mutual recognition agreement, the applicant
must provide satisfactory evidence to the registrar that the applicant has
met the competence requirements referred to in section 22(1)(a) of the Act
by providing evidence that

     (a)  the applicant is registered in good standing with that
recognized forestry organization or provincial association and is not
subject to any professional practice conditions, 

     (b)  the applicant's current registration in the recognized forestry
organization or provincial association does not fall into a category for
non-practising or temporary member,

     (c)  the applicant meets the good character and reputation
requirements referred to in section 2, and

     (d)  the applicant meets the grade or performance requirements
prescribed by the council on the professional examination. 

(2)  An applicant who has met the requirements of (1)(a), (b) and (c) and
is attempting to meet the requirements of subsection (1)(d) may apply to
the registrar for registration on the Conditional Register.


Other evidence of competence
9   An applicant who does not meet the requirements of section 5 or 8 may
provide evidence of competence for the purposes of section 22(2)(c) of the
Act in accordance with section 10.


Registration under section 22(2)(c) of Act
10(1)  An applicant may provide evidence of competence under section
22(2)(c) of the Act by providing to the registration committee satisfactory
evidence of

     (a)  grades and performance achieved in academic, educational and
other relevant studies substantially equivalent to that required in section
6,

     (b)  experience substantially equivalent to that required in section
7, 

     (c)  successful completion of any courses, examination or 
experience prescribed by the registration committee to demonstrate
substantially equivalent competence to that required in sections 6 and 7, 

     (d)  meeting the grade or performance requirements prescribed by the
council on the professional examination, 

     (e)  membership in good standing with organizations relevant to the
forestry profession, the regulated standards and requirements of such
organizations and the activities completed in such organizations,

     (f)  relevant professional development activities completed, and

     (g)  other relevant qualifications, accomplishments, abilities and
competencies.

(2)  For purposes of subsection (1), the evidence must be presented in
writing and may be supplemented by personal representations from the
applicant or from other individuals, at the request of the registration
committee.

(3)  An applicant who has met the requirements of (1)(a), (b) and (c) and
is attempting to meet the requirements of subsection (1)(d)  may apply to
the registrar for registration on the Conditional Register.


     Division 4
     Practice Permits

Conditions on practice permits
11(1)   One or more of the following conditions may be imposed on a
practice permit of a regulated member registered in the Conditional
Register, the Temporary Register or the Foresters-in-Training Register by
the registration committee or by the competence committee: 

     (a)  completion of any examinations, testing, assessment,
apprenticeship, experience or counselling;

     (b)  a requirement to practice under the supervision of a registered
professional forester; 

     (c)  a requirement to limit a regulated member's practice to
specified practice areas or practice settings and a prohibition from
practising in other practice areas or practice settings;

     (d)  a requirement to report to the registrar on specified matters
on specified dates;

     (e)  a provision that the practice permit is valid only for a
specified time;

     (f)  a provision that the regulated member may only use specified
titles;

     (g)  a provision prohibiting the regulated member from supervising
foresters-in-training or registered professional foresters. 

(2)  One or more of the following conditions may be imposed on a practice
permit of a regulated member registered on the Registered Professional
Foresters Register by the registration committee or by the competence
committee:

     (a)  completion of the continuing competence requirements within a
specified time;

     (b)  a requirement to practice under the supervision of a registered
professional forester;

     (c)  a requirement to report to the registrar on specified matters
on specified dates;

     (d)  a provision that the practice permit is valid only for a
specified time;

     (e)  a provision that the regulated member may only use specified
titles.


     Division 5
     Continuing Competence Program

Continuing competence requirements
12   Registered professional foresters must 

     (a)  comply with the continuing competence program requirements, 

     (b)  maintain accurate and complete records of activities in the
continuing competence program, and

     (c)  on request by the competence committee submit documentation in
a specified format demonstrating compliance with the continuing competence
program.


     Division 6
     Reinstatement of Registration and Practice Permit

Reinstatement
13(1)  An investigated person whose registration or practice permit was
cancelled under Part 4 of the Act must comply with all orders made or any
conditions specified by the hearing tribunal, council or the Court of
Appeal, as the case may be, before being entitled to apply for
reinstatement of registration or of a practice permit.

(2)  Unless otherwise provided in the Act or this Regulation, an
investigated party whose registration or practice permit was cancelled
under Part 4 of the Act may not apply to the registration committee for
reinstatement within one year of the cancellation.

(3)  An applicant for reinstatement referred to in subsection (1) must

     (a)  comply with the requirements of this section;

     (b)  provide satisfactory evidence to the registration committee of
meeting the requirements of section 2; 

     (c)  meet any education requirements specified by the registration
committee;

     (d)  pay a reinstatement fee as provided by the bylaws;

     (e)  satisfy any other terms or conditions specified by the
registration committee.

(4)  The registration committee may order the reinstatement of a
registration or a practice permit cancelled under Part 4 of the Act if all
orders have been complied with and any conditions set at the time of the
cancellation have been met.

(5)  Sections 23 to 26 of the Act apply to all applications for
reinstatement of registration and sections 34 and 35 of the Act apply to
all applications for reinstatement of  practice permits after cancellation. 


     Division 7
     Categories of Regulated Members

Categories of members
14   The following categories of regulated members are established:

     (a)  registered professional foresters;

     (b)  foresters-in-training. 


     Division 8
     Registers

Registers established
15(1)   The following registers are established: 

     (a)  the Registered Professional Foresters Register; 

     (b)  the Foresters-in-Training Register;

     (c)  the Conditional Register;

     (d)  the Temporary Register.

(2)  A regulated member who is a registered professional forester must be
entered into the Registered Professional Foresters Register, the
Conditional Register or the Temporary Register.

(3)  A regulated member who is a forester-in-training must be entered into
the Foresters-in-Training Register.


Conditional Register
16(1)  An applicant referred to under section 8(2) or 10(3) who has
satisfied all the registration requirements except for passing the
professional examination and has applied to write the professional
examination, or is waiting for the results of the professional examination,
may be entered into the Conditional Register.

(2)  A regulated member entered in the Conditional Register is entitled to
hold a practice permit until one of the following occurs, whichever is
earliest: 

     (a)  the regulated member is entered into the Registered
Professional Foresters Register as a result of successfully completing the
professional examination; 

     (b)  the regulated member is unsuccessful in the professional
examination;

     (c)  18 months have elapsed from the date the regulated member was
entered into the Conditional Register.

(3)    A regulated member entered in the Conditional Register may apply to
the registration committee to be entered in the Registered Professional
Foresters Register and for a practice permit without conditions by
providing to the registration committee evidence that the regulated member
has successfully completed the professional examination. 


Temporary Register
17(1)  An applicant may be entered into the Temporary Register if the
applicant provides evidence satisfactory to the registration committee 

     (a)  that the applicant's primary residence is outside Alberta, 

     (b)  that the applicant complies with the requirements of section 2,

     (c)  that the applicant is competent, and

     (d)  why registration is required and the period of time for which
registration is requested. 

(2)  A regulated member who is entered into the Temporary Register and
whose primary residence is outside of Alberta is entitled to hold a
practice permit until one of the following occurs, whichever is earliest:

     (a)  the term of the practice permit necessary to complete the
purpose for which registration is granted has expired; 

     (b)  a period of not more than 12 months in one registration year
has elapsed.

(3)  A regulated member registered on the Temporary Register whose primary
residence is outside of Alberta may apply to the registration committee for
renewal of a practice permit by submitting a written request for the
renewal of the practice permit specifying the reasons for the renewal.

     Division 9
     Use of Titles, Abbreviations and Initials

Use of title
18(1)  Only regulated members on the Registered Professional Foresters
Register, Conditional Register or Temporary Register may use the following
titles, abbreviations and initials:

     (a)  "Registered Professional Forester", "R.P.F." or "RPF";

     (b)  "Registered Forester", "R.F." or "RF"; 

     (c)  "Professional Forester", "P.For." or "PFor".

(2)  Only regulated members on the Foresters-in-Training Register may use
the title, abbreviation and initials "Forester-in-Training", "F.I.T." or
"FIT".

(3)  If the practice permit or registration of a regulated member has been
suspended or cancelled under the Act, the member must not use any of the
protected titles, abbreviations or initials of the profession during the
period of suspension.


     PART 2

     PUBLIC INFORMATION


Information in register
19   Following the suspension or cancellation of a regulated member's
registration or practice permit, the following information must be entered
into the appropriate register: 

     (a)  the date of cancellation or suspension; 

     (b)  the period of the suspension;

     (c)  the reason for the suspension or cancellation.


Register information
20   For the purposes of section 28(2) of the Act, the following
information about regulated members or former members may be  released to a
member of the public during regular business hours on request:

     (a)  date of registration;

     (b)  category of regulated member; 

     (c)  basis of qualification for registration;

     (d)  date of birth, if required to establish identity;

     (e)  name of the current employer or of the firm in which the
regulated member has a proprietary interest;

     (f)  business phone number and fax, and e-mail address;

     (g)  current status of a specific complaint, but only if the request
provides the regulated member's name and details of the complaint; 

     (h)  any other information requested if the information is in the
possession of the college and the regulated member or former member
authorizes its release in writing.


Information provided by regulated members and applicants
21(1)  The registrar may require applicants for registration and regulated
members applying for practice permits to provide the following information: 

     (a)  demographic and forestry practice information, including

               (i)  the applicant's full name and previous surname;

               (ii) preferred form of address;

               (iii)     the applicant's date of birth;

               (iv) the applicant's home address, phone number, fax
number and e-mail address; 

               (v)  the applicant's academic and practical training
qualifications and where and when they were obtained;

               (vi) the applicant's areas of practice and any
specialties;

               (vii)     language(s) in which the applicant provides
professional services;

     (b)  employment information, including

               (i)  the employer's name;

               (ii) the employer's full address, phone and fax numbers
and e-mail address;

               (iii)     the applicant's job title and position description;

               (iv) the applicant's employment status (full time, part
time);

               (v)  the start date of the applicant's current
employment. 

(2)  The Registrar may require applicants for registration or regulated
members applying for practice permits to authorize the release of
information in order to verify the information provided by the applicants
or regulated members.

(3)  Applicants and regulated members may, on request, review their records
at the college for the purpose of ensuring the information kept by the
college in accordance with the Act and bylaws is correct.


Maintenance of information
22   The college must maintain the following information for the following
periods of time:

     (a)  for at least 10 years for information respecting suspension or
cancellation of a practice permit and any conditions imposed on the
regulated member's practice permit; 

     (b)  for at least 10 years for information respecting whether a
hearing is scheduled to be held or has been held under Part 4 of the Act; 

     (c)  for at least 10 years for other information authorized by
section 89 of the Act and by the bylaws under section 89(1) of the Act;

     (d)  for at least 10 years for a copy of the ratified settlement and
for information on the decision and record of the hearing under section
74(3) of the Act; 

     (e)  for at least 10 years for information maintained in accordance
with section 27(3) and (4) of the Act.


Repeal
23   The Forestry Profession Regulation (AR 140/88) is repealed by this
Regulation. 


Coming into force
24   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of the
Regulated Forestry Profession Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 76/2002

     Regulated Forestry Profession Act

     REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL FOREST TECHNOLOGISTS REGULATION

     Filed:  April 25, 2002

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 183/2002) on April 24,
2002 pursuant to section 100 of the Regulated Forestry Profession Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1

     Part 1
     Registration

     Division 1
     General Registration

General requirements     2
Registration   3
Academic requirements    4
Forest technologists from recognized forestry organization  5
Other evidence of competence  6
Registration under section 22(2)(c) of Act   7

     Division 2
     Practice Permits

Conditions on practice permits     8

     Division 3
     Continuing Competence Program

Continuing competence requirements 9

     Division 4
     Reinstatement of Registration and Practice Permit

Reinstatement  10

     Division 5
     Categories of Regulated Members

Categories of members    11

     Division 6
     Registers

Registers established    12
Conditional Register     13
Temporary Register  14

     Division 7
     Use of Titles, Abbreviations and Initials

Use of title   15

     Part 2
     Public Information

Information in register  16
Register information     17
Information provided by regulated members    18
Maintenance of information    19

     Part 3
     Alternative Complaints Resolution Process

Alternative complaints resolution  20
Coming into force   21


Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation, 

     (a)  "Act"  means the Regulated Forestry Profession Act;

     (b)  "college" means the College of Alberta Professional Forest
Technologists;

     (c)  "Conditional Register" means the register established under
section 12(1)(b);

     (d)  "mutual recognition agreement" means an agreement signed by the
college and provincial associations; 

     (e)  "professional examination" means an examination approved by
council to assess an applicant's knowledge and understanding of Alberta
forested land policies and legislation;

     (f)  "provincial association" means an organization incorporated in
a province or territory of Canada other than Alberta that regulates
professional forest technologists; 

     (g)  "recognized forestry organization" means a professional forest
technologist  organization

               (i)  recognized by the council as having similar
regulatory objectives to the college,

               (ii) that grants a professional forest technologist 
designation recognized by the council, and

               (iii)     that has competence and practice standards
recognized by the council as being substantially similar to those of the
college;

     (h)  "registered professional forest technologist" means the
category of regulated member referred to in section 11 who meets the
requirements of section 3, 5 or 6;

     (i)  "Registered Professional Forest Technologists Register" means
the register established under section 12(1)(a);

     (j)  "Temporary Register" means the register established under
section 12(1)(c).

(2)  The terms defined in section 1 of the Act and Schedule 2 to the Act
have the same meaning in this Regulation. 


     PART 1

     REGISTRATION

     Division 1
     General Registration

General requirements
2(1)  Each applicant for registration as a registered professional forest
technologist must provide to the registrar evidence, satisfactory to the
registrar of

     (a)  being a Canadian citizen or a person lawfully permitted to work
or study in Canada, and

     (b)  having good character and reputation.

(2)  In determining whether an applicant is of good character and
reputation, the registrar must consider whether the applicant

     (a)  has had a finding of unprofessional conduct or similar finding
made against the applicant by any professional organization, and any orders
made in consequence,

     (b)  has any outstanding charges under the criminal law of any
country,

     (c)  has been convicted of a criminal offence in any country, 

     (d)  has been found guilty of a breach of a university or similar
code of conduct or of an academic  infraction at any post-secondary
education institution, and

     (e)  has any outstanding complaints or discipline matters with any
professional organization with which the applicant is or has been
registered.

(3)  In addition to the matters referred to in subsections (1) and (2), the
registrar may consider

     (a)  character references,

     (b)  information on steps taken to overcome and evidence that the
applicant has overcome the competence or ethical issues related to
subsections (1) and (2), and

     (c)  mitigating factors provided by the applicant.


Registration
3   For purposes of section 22(2)(a) of the Act, an applicant for
registration as a registered professional forest technologist must provide
to the registrar evidence satisfactory to the registrar that the following
requirements have been met: 

     (a)  the academic requirements under section 4;

     (b)  the grade or performance requirements prescribed by the council
on the professional examination.


Academic requirements
4   The academic requirements consist of

     (a)  a diploma in forest technology from NAIT or from a
post-secondary education program approved by council, or

     (b)  meeting the grade or performance requirements prescribed by the
council on courses and examinations approved by the council in core
competency areas approved by the council, including but not limited to the
following:

               (i)  botany, silvics and forest ecosystems;

               (ii) forest soils;

               (iii)     wildlife and fisheries;

               (iv) timber management;

               (v)  remote sensing;

               (vi) forest land use;

               (vii)     silviculture;

               (viii)    forest measurements;

               (ix) forest engineering, harvesting and utilization;

               (x)  forest fire management, forest insects (entomology)
and forest diseases (pathology);

               (xi) forest policies and legislation.


Forest technologists from recognized forestry organization
5(1)  For the purposes of section 22(2)(b) of the Act, if the applicant for
registration as a registered professional forest technologist is registered
by a recognized forestry organization or by a provincial association that
the council recognizes through a mutual recognition agreement, the
applicant must provide evidence satisfactory to the registrar that 

     (a)  the applicant is registered in good standing with that
recognized forestry organization or provincial association and is not
subject to any professional practice conditions, 

     (b)  the applicant's current registration in the recognized forestry
organization or provincial association does not fall into a category of
non-practising or temporary member,

     (c)  the applicant meets the good character and reputation
requirements referred to in section 2, and

     (d)  the applicant meets the grade or performance requirements
prescribed by the council on the professional examination. 

(2)  An applicant who has met the requirements of subsection (1)(a), (b)
and (c) and is attempting to meet the requirements of subsection (1)(d) may
apply to the registrar for registration on the Conditional Register.


Other evidence of competence

6   An applicant who does not meet the requirements of section 4 or 5 may
provide evidence of competence for the purposes of section 22(2)(c) of the
Act in accordance with section 7.


Registration under section 22(2)(c) of Act
7(1)  An applicant may provide evidence of competence under section
22(2)(c) of the Act by providing to the registration committee satisfactory
evidence of

     (a)  grades and performance achieved in academic, educational and
other relevant studies substantially equivalent to that required in section
4(a) or successful completion of any courses, examinations or experience
prescribed by the registration committee to demonstrate substantially
equivalent competence to that required in section 4(b),

     (b)  meeting the grade or performance requirements prescribed by the
council on the professional examination,

     (c)  membership in good standing with organizations relevant to the
forestry profession, the regulated standards and requirements of such
organizations and activities completed in such organizations,

     (d)  relevant professional development activities completed, and

     (e)  other relevant qualifications, accomplishments, abilities and
competencies.

(2)  For purposes of subsection (1), the evidence must be presented in
writing and may be supplemented by personal representations from the
applicant or from other individuals, at the request of the registration
committee.

(3)  An applicant who has met the requirements of subsection (1)(a), (c),
(d) and (e) and is attempting to meet the requirements of subsection (1)(b)
may apply to the registrar for registration in the Conditional Register.


     Division 2
     Practice Permits

Conditions on practice permits
8(1)  One or more of the following conditions may be imposed on a practice
permit of a regulated member registered in the Conditional Register or the
Temporary Register by the registration committee or by the competence
committee:

     (a)  completion of any examinations, testing, assessment,
apprenticeship, experience or counselling; 

     (b)  a requirement to practice under the supervision of a registered
professional forest technologist;

     (c)  a requirement to limit the regulated member's practice to
specified practice areas or practice settings and a prohibition from
practising in other practice areas or practice settings;

     (d)  a requirement to report to the registrar on specified matters
at specified dates; 

     (e)  a provision that the practice permit is valid only for a
specified time;

     (f)  a provision that the regulated member may only use specified
titles;

     (g)  a provision prohibiting supervision of regulated members of the
college. 

(2)  One or more of the following conditions may be imposed on a practice
permit of a regulated member registered in the Registered Professional
Forest Technologists Register by the registration committee or by the
competence committee:

     (a)  completion of the continuing competence requirements within a
specified time;

     (b)  a requirement to practice under the supervision of a registered
professional forest technologist;

     (c)  a requirement to report to the registrar on specified matters
on specified dates;

     (d)  a provision that the practice permit is valid only for a
specified time;

     (e)  a provision that the regulated member may only use specified
titles.


     Division 3
     Continuing Competence Program

Continuing competence requirements
9   Regulated members must 

     (a)  comply with the continuing competence program requirements, 

     (b)  maintain accurate and complete records of activities in the
continuing competence program, and 

     (c)  on request of the competence committee submit documentation in
a form approved by council demonstrating compliance with the continuing
competence program.


     Division 4
     Reinstatement of Registration and Practice Permit

Reinstatement
10(1)  An investigated person whose registration or practice permit was
cancelled under Part 4 of the Act must comply with all orders or any
conditions specified by the hearing tribunal, council or Court of Appeal,
as the case may be, before being entitled to apply for reinstatement of
registration or of a practice permit. 

(2)  Unless otherwise provided in the Act or this Regulation, an
investigated party whose registration or practice permit was cancelled
under Part 4 of the Act may not apply to the registration committee for
reinstatement within one year of the cancellation. 

(3)  An applicant for reinstatement referred to in subsection (1) must

     (a)  comply with the requirements of this section;

     (b)  provide satisfactory evidence to the registration committee of
meeting the requirements of subsection (2);

     (c)  meet any education requirements specified by the registration
committee;

     (d)  pay a reinstatement fee as provided by the bylaws;

     (e)  satisfy any other terms or conditions specified by the
registration committee.

(4)  The registration committee may order the reinstatement of a
registration or practice permit cancelled under Part 4 of the Act if all
orders have been complied with and any conditions set at the time of the
cancellation have been met.

(5)  Sections 23 to 26 of the Act apply to all applications for
reinstatement of registration and sections 34 and 35 of the Act apply to
all applications for reinstatement of a practice permit after cancellation.


     Division 5
     Categories of Regulated Members

Categories of members
11   Registered professional forest technologists are established as a
category of regulated member. 


     Division 6
     Registers

Registers established
12(1)  The following registers are established: 

     (a)  the Registered Professional Forest Technologists Register; 

     (b)  the Conditional Register;

     (c)  the Temporary Register. 

(2)  Those applicants who have met all of the requirements for registration
as registered professional forest technologists must be entered into the
Registered Professional Forest Technologists Register, the Conditional
Register or the Temporary Register.


Conditional Register
13(1)  An applicant referred to under section 5 or 7(3) who has satisfied
all the registration requirements except for passing the professional
examination and has applied to write the professional examination, or is
waiting for the results of the professional examination, may be entered
into the Conditional Register.

(2)  A regulated member entered in the Conditional Register is entitled to
hold a practice permit until one of the following occurs, whichever is
earlier:

     (a)  the regulated member is entered into the Registered
Professional Forest Technologists Register;

     (b)  the regulated member is unsuccessful in the professional
examination;

     (c)  one year has elapsed from the date the regulated member was
entered into the Conditional Register.

(3)    A regulated member entered in the Conditional Register may apply to
the registration committee to be entered in the Registered Professional
Forest Technologists Register by providing to the registration committee
evidence that the registrant has successfully completed the professional
examination.


Temporary Register
14(1)  An applicant may be entered in the Temporary Register if the
applicant provides evidence satisfactory to the registration committee

     (a)  that the applicant's primary residence is outside Alberta, 

     (b)  that the applicant complies with the requirements of section 2,

     (c)  that the applicant is competent, and

     (d)  why registration is required and the period of time for which
it is requested. 

(2)  A regulated member who is entered in the Temporary Register and whose
primary residence is outside of Alberta is entitled to hold a practice
permit until one of the following occurs, whichever is earliest:

     (a)  the term of the practice permit necessary to complete the
purpose for which registration is granted has expired; 

     (b)  a period of not more than 6 consecutive months in one
registration year has elapsed.

(3)  A regulated member registered on the Temporary Register and whose
primary residence is outside of Alberta may apply to the registration
committee for renewal of a practice permit by submitting a written request
for the renewal of the practice permit specifying the reasons for the
renewal.


     Division 7
     Use of Titles, Abbreviations and Initials

Use of title
15(1)  Only regulated members on the Registered Professional Forest
Technologists Register, Conditional Register or Temporary Register may use
the following titles, abbreviations and initials:

     (a)  "Registered Professional Forest Technologist", "R.P.F.T." or
"RPFT";

     (b)  "Registered Forest Technologist", "R.F.T." or "RFT"; 

     (c)  "Professional Forest Technologist", "P.For.Tech." or
"PForTech".

(2)  If the practice permit or registration of a regulated member has been
suspended or cancelled under the Act, the member must not use any of the
protected titles, abbreviations or initials of the profession during the
period of suspension.


     PART 2

     PUBLIC INFORMATION

Information in register
16   Following the suspension or cancellation of a regulated member's
registration or practice permit, the following information must be entered
into the appropriate register:

     (a)  the date of suspension or cancellation;

     (b)  the period of suspension; 

     (c)  the reason for the suspension or cancellation. 


Register information
17   For the purposes of section 28(2) of the Act, the following
information about regulated members or former regulated members must be
entered in the appropriate category of register and provided on request: 

     (a)  date of registration; 

     (b)  category of regulated member; 

     (c)  basis of qualification for registration;

     (d)  date of birth, if required to establish identity;

     (e)  name of the regulated member's current employer or firm in
which the regulated member has a proprietary interest;

     (f)  business phone number, fax number and e-mail address;

     (g)  current status of a specific complaint, but only if the request
provides the regulated member's name and details of the complaint;

     (h)  any other information requested if the information is in the
possession of the college and the regulated member or former regulated
member authorizes its release in writing.


Information provided by regulated members
18(1)  The registrar may require applicants for registration and regulated
members applying for practice permits to provide the following information: 

     (a)  demographic and forestry practice information, including

               (i)  the applicant's full name and previous surname;

               (ii) preferred form of address;

               (iii)     the applicant's date of birth;

               (iv) the applicant's home address, phone number, fax
number and e-mail address;

               (v)  the applicant's academic and practical training
qualifications and where and when they were obtained; 

               (vi) the applicant's areas of practice and any
specialties; 

               (vii)     language(s) in which the applicant provides
professional services; 

     (b)  employment information, including

               (i)  the employer's name;

               (ii) the employer's full address, phone and fax numbers
and e-mail address; 

               (iii)     the applicant's job title and position description;

               (iv) the applicant's employment status (full time, part
time);

               (v)  the start date of the applicant's current
employment.

(2)  The registrar may require applicants for registration or regulated
members applying for practice permits to authorize the release of
information in order to verify the information provided by the applicants
or regulated members.

(3)  Applicants and regulated members may, on request, review their records
at the college for the purpose of ensuring the information kept by the
college in accordance with the Act and the bylaws is correct. 


Maintenance of information
19   The college must maintain information for the following periods of
time:

     (a)  for at least 10 years for information respecting suspension or
cancellation of a practice permit and any conditions imposed on the
regulated member's practice permit; 

     (b)  for at least 10 years for information respecting whether a
hearing is scheduled to be held or has been held under Part 4 of the Act; 

     (c)  for at least 10 years for other information authorized by
section 89 of the Act and by the bylaws under section 89(1) of the Act; 

     (d)  for at least 10 years for a copy of the ratified settlement and
for information on the decision and record of the hearing under sections
74(3) of the Act; 

     (e)  for at least 10 years for information maintained in accordance
with section 27(3) and (4) of the Act.


     PART 3

     ALTERNATIVE COMPLAINTS RESOLUTION PROCESS

Alternative complaints resolution
20(1)  The person conducting an alternative complaints resolution process
must

     (a)  be acceptable to the investigated person and the complainant,
and

     (b)  by written agreement, establish the procedures to be used in
the alternative complaints resolution process in consultation with the
investigated person and the complainant.

(2)  A written agreement made pursuant to subsection (1) must be signed by
the investigated person, the complainant and the college before the
alternative complaints resolution process commences.


Coming into force
21   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of the
Regulated Forestry Profession Act.


     Alberta Regulation 77/2002

     Regulated Forestry Profession Act

     EXPENSES AND REVIEW FEES REGULATION

     Filed:  April 25, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 184/2002) on April 24,
2002 pursuant to section 103 of the Regulated Forestry Profession Act.


Expenses re investigation or hearing
1   Where a hearing tribunal in accordance with section 71(1)(h) of the Act
or the council in accordance with section 78(6) of the Act has ordered or
directed the investigated person to pay all or part of the expenses of an
investigation or hearing or both, the expenses may include but are not
restricted to

     (a)  expenses of an expert to assess and provide a written report on
the subject-matter of the complaint,

     (b)  legal fees and other legal expenses for legal services provided
to the college, complaints director and hearing tribunal,

     (c)  travel expenses and a daily allowance, as determined by the
council, for the complaints director, investigator and members of the
hearing tribunal who are not public members,

     (d)  expert and other witness fees and expenses,

     (e)  costs of creating a record of the proceedings and transcripts,

     (f)  costs of serving notices and documents, and

     (g)  any other expenses incurred by the college directly
attributable to the investigation or hearing or both.


Expenses re appeal
2   Where the council in accordance with section 78(6) of the Act has
directed the investigated party to pay all or part of the expenses related
to an appeal, the expenses may include but are not restricted to

     (a)  legal fees and other legal expenses for legal services provided
to the college, complaints director and council,

     (b)  travel expenses and a daily allowance, as determined by the
council, for the complaints director and members of the council who are not
public members,

     (c)  costs of creating a record of the proceedings and transcripts,

     (d)  costs of serving notices and documents, and

     (e)  any other expenses incurred by the college directly
attributable to the appeal.


Fees for review
3   Pursuant to sections 25(6) and 35(8) of the Act, the college may charge
a fee to a person requesting a review under section 25 or 35 of the Act as
follows:

     (a)  in the case of a review under section 25 of the Act, a fee not
to exceed the fee for registration paid by the applicant;

     (b)  in the case of a review under section 35 of the Act, a fee not
to exceed the fee paid by the applicant for issuing or renewing the
practice permit.


Coming into force
4   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of the
Regulated Forestry Profession Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 78/2002

     Provincial Court Act
     Court of Queen's Bench Act

     PROVINCIAL JUDGES AND MASTERS IN CHAMBERS REGISTERED AND
     UNREGISTERED PENSION PLANS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 25, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 192/2002) on April 24,
2002 pursuant to section 9.52 of the Provincial Court Act and section 16 of
the Court of Queen's Bench Act.


1   The Provincial Judges and Masters in Chambers Registered and
Unregistered Pension Plans (AR 196/2001) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Schedule 1 is amended by adding the following after section 71.1:

Transitional - interest relief for non-electing judges
     71.2   Where a judge or former judge is entitled to, but does not,
make the election under section 71.1, then, notwithstanding section 62,
that person is not liable to pay the interest referred to in section
71.1(d)(i) with respect to any period before January 1, 2003.


3   Schedule 2 is amended by sections 4 to 9.


4   Section 15(1)(c)(i) is amended by striking out "after December 31, 1991
and".


5   Section 16 is amended by striking out "No" and substituting
"Notwithstanding anything in this Plan except sections 27(1)(a), 36 and 37,
no".


6   Section 16.1 is amended by striking out "pensionable service under that
Plan after 1991" and substituting "specific pensionable service under that
Plan".


7   Section 27(1)(a) is amended by adding "and, if applicable, 2% of the
difference between the highest average salary and the highest average
salary within the meaning of section 14(1)(b) of the Registered Plan
multiplied by the years of pensionable service that occurred before 1992"
after "1998".


8   The following is added after section 35:

Spouse's benefit for pre-1992 service
     36   Where there is a surviving spouse, the spouse is entitled to
receive a pension for life in an amount equal to 3/4 of that part of the
normal pension, if any, that is based on pensionable service before 1992.


Benefits to other beneficiaries for pre-1992 service
     37   Where there is no surviving spouse,

               (a)  the deceased is deemed to have chosen a pension in
the form specified in section 29(1)(a) of the Registered Plan based on a
normal pension, if any, with respect to pensionable service that occurred
before 1992, on a 10-year term basis if he or she had not made a valid
choice as to the form of pension to be taken, and

               (b)  if such a choice had been made, the pension is
payable in accordance with that choice.


9   The following is added after section 71.1:

Transitional - interest relief for non-electing judges
     71.2   Where a judge or former judge is entitled to, but does not,
make the election under section 71.1 of the Registered Plan, then,
notwithstanding section 62, that person is not liable to pay the interest
under this Plan referred to in section 71.1(d)(i) of the Registered Plan
with respect to any period before January 1, 2003.


10   This Regulation is deemed to have come into force on  April 1, 1998.


     Alberta Regulation 79/2002

     Health Professions Act

     REGISTERED DIETITIANS AND REGISTERED NUTRITIONISTS
     PROFESSION REGULATION

     Filed:  April 25, 2002

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 193/2002) on April 24,
2002 pursuant to section 131 of the Health Professions Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Regulated member register     2

     Registration

General register    3
Equivalent jurisdiction  4
Equivalent competence    5
Temporary register  6
Courtesy register   7
Character, reputation and information   8

     Restricted Activities

Restricted activities qualifications    9
Restricted activities    10
Supervision of restricted activities    11

     Practice Permit

Conditions     12
Renewal of practice permit    13

     Continuing Competence Requirements

Continuing competence    14
Evidence to committee    15
Reviews   16

     Titles and Initials

Protected titles and initials 17

     Alternative Complaint Resolution

Process conductor   18
Agreement 19
Confidentiality     20
Leaving the process 21

     Reinstatement of Registration and Practice Permits

Applying for reinstatement    22
Decision  23
Review    24
Access to decision  25

     Information

Information under s33 of the Act   26
Providing information    27

     Transitional Provisions, Repeals,
     and Coming into Force

Transitional   28
Repeal    29
Coming into force   30


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "College" means the College of Dietitians of Alberta;

     (b)  "Complaints Director" means the Complaints Director of the
College;

     (c)  "Council" means the Council of the College;

     (d)  "equivalent jurisdiction" means a jurisdiction recognized by
the Council in accordance with section 4;

     (e)  "Registrar" means the Registrar of the College;

     (f)  "Registration Committee" means the Registration Committee of
the College;

     (g)  "registration examination" means a registration examination
approved by the Council;

     (h)  "registration year" means April 1 to the next following March
31.


Regulated member register
2   The regulated members register established by the Council under section
33(1)(a) of the Act has the following categories:

     (a)  general register;

     (b)  temporary register;

     (c)  courtesy register.


     Registration

General register
3(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the general
register must

     (a)  have

               (i)  graduated with a Baccalaureate degree in foods and
nutrition from a program approved by the Council,

               (ii) successfully  completed a dietetic internship or a
practicum from a program approved by the Council, and

               (iii)     successfully completed the registration
examination,

     or

     (b)  have

               (i)  graduated with a Masters or Doctoral degree from a
program approved by the Council,

               (ii) successfully met the competency standards required
for graduate students approved by the Council, and

               (iii)     successfully completed the registration
examination.

(2)  An applicant for registration under subsection (1) must have completed
the requirements set out in subsection (1) within 3 years of the date the
Registrar receives a complete application.

(3)  An applicant who does not meet the requirements of subsection (2) must
successfully complete the requirements for academic and experiential
upgrading as directed by the Registrar or the Registration Committee.


Equivalent jurisdiction
4   A person currently registered in another jurisdiction recognized by the
Council under section 28(2)(b) of the Act as having substantially
equivalent registration requirements is eligible for registration on the
general register if the person's registration is in good standing in the
other jurisdiction and the person is not a temporary or non-regulated
member in that jurisdiction.


Equivalent competence
5(1)  An applicant who does not meet the requirements under section 3 or 4
but whose qualifications have been determined by the Registrar or
Registration Committee to be substantially equivalent to the registration
requirements set out in section 3 is eligible for registration on the
general register.

(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the Registrar or the Registration
Committee may require the applicant to undertake one or more of the
following:

     (a)  prior learning assessments;

     (b)  language fluency assessments;

     (c)  learning modules;

     (d)  practicums;

     (e)  practical experience assessments;

     (f)  competence assessments;

     (g)  examinations;

     (h)  any other assessment or program requested by the Registrar or
Registration Committee.

(3)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the Registrar or the Registration
Committee may employ testing services, national dietetic standards
organizations, assessment experts and other persons to assist in
determining qualifications.

Temporary register
6(1)  An applicant is eligible for registration as a regulated member on
the temporary register if the applicant meets the requirements of section 3
except for having evidence of successfully completing the registration
examination and if the applicant

     (a)  has applied to write the registration examination, or

     (b)  has written the registration examination but has not yet
received the results.

(2)  A registration on the temporary register expires 8 weeks after

     (a)   the date the registrant wrote the registration examination
referred to in subsection (1)(b), or

     (b)  the date of the registration examination referred to in
subsection (1)(a).

(3)  Despite subsection (2), a registrant on the temporary register may
apply for an extension to a date that is 8 weeks after the next
registration examination is scheduled to be held if

     (a)  the registrant was unable to successfully complete the
registration examination referred to in subsection (1)(a) or (b) for
reasons satisfactory to the Registrar or the Registration Committee, and

     (b)  the registrant has applied to write the next scheduled
examination.

(4)  If a regulated member on the temporary register successfully completes
the registration examination referred to in subsection (1)(a) or (b), the
Registrar must remove the regulated member's name from the temporary
register and enter it on the general register.

(5)  A person who is registered on the temporary register may practice only
while supervised, in a manner satisfactory to the Registrar or the
Registration Committee, by a regulated member on the general register.


Courtesy register
7(1)  A person who is registered as a dietitian or nutritionist in good
standing in another jurisdiction who requires registration in Alberta on a
temporary basis for a specified purpose approved by the Registrar and who
satisfies the Registrar of the person's competence to provide the services
related to the specified purposes is eligible for registration on the
courtesy register.

(2)  The term of the registration of a person registered in the courtesy
register is for 6 months or less, as specified by the Registrar.

(3)  A person who is registered on the courtesy register must remain
registered in the jurisdiction in which the person was registered at the
time of the person's application for registration on the courtesy register.


Character, reputation and information
8(1)  All applicants for registration as regulated members must provide
evidence of having good character and reputation by submitting any of the
following, on the request of the Registrar:

     (a)  a statement by the applicant as to whether the applicant is
currently undergoing an unprofessional conduct process or has previously
been disciplined by another regulatory body responsible for the regulation
of dietitians or nutritionists or of another profession;

     (b)  a statement as to whether the applicant has ever been convicted
of a criminal offence;

     (c)  any other evidence as requested.

(2)  All applicants for registration as regulated members must provide the
relevant information referred to in section 26(1).


     Restricted Activities

Restricted activities qualifications
9   A regulated member who demonstrates competence in the provision of one
or more restricted activities listed in section 10, in accordance with
dietetic standards of practice and criteria for demonstrating competence as
established by the Council, may be authorized by the Registrar to provide
one or more of those restricted activities.


Restricted activities
10(1)  Subject to section 9, a regulated member may perform the following
restricted activities as set out in Schedule 7.1 to the Government
Organization Act:

     (a)  to insert or remove instruments, devices, fingers or hands
beyond the point in the nasal passages where they normally narrow or beyond
the pharynx for the purposes of inserting or removing nasoenteric tubes, if
in the provision of nutrition support the regulated member is providing
enteral nutrition;

     (b)  to insert instruments, devices, fingers or hands into or remove
them from an artificial opening in the body if, in the provision of
nutrition support, the regulated member provides enteral nutrition to
patients and inserts or removes gastrostomy or jejunostomy tubes;

     (c)  to prescribe Vitamin K, a Schedule 1 drug within the meaning of
the Pharmaceutical Profession Act, if the regulated member is providing
nutrition support and is authorized to prescribe parenteral nutrition;

     (d)  to prescribe parenteral nutrition if the regulated member is
providing nutrition support and the member is authorized to prescribe
Vitamin K;

     (e)  to prescribe and administer oral diagnostic imaging contrast
agents if in the provision of medical nutrition therapy a regulated member
performs a video fluoroscopic swallowing study or assists with the study;

     (f)  to perform psychosocial intervention if a regulated member is
providing psychonutrition therapy in the treatment of disordered eating
patterns;

     (g)  to distribute without payment, for the purposes of nutritional
support or medical nutrition therapy, drugs regulated by a schedule to the
Pharmaceutical Profession Act and pursuant to a prescription, if required
by the Pharmaceutical Profession Act.

(2)  A regulated member who prescribes or distributes any drugs pursuant to
subsection (1) may only do so in accordance with criteria established by
the Council.


Supervision of restricted activities
11(1)  A student enrolled in a program approved by the Council or a
regulated member undergoing training to perform the restricted activity in
accordance with criteria established by the Council may perform the
restricted activities set out in section 10 under the direct supervision of
a regulated member registered on the general register.

(2)  The supervising regulated member must be

     (a)  on-site with the student or regulated member while the student
or regulated member is performing the restricted activity,

     (b)  available for consultation and to assist the student or
regulated member in performing the restricted activity as required, and

     (c)  authorized by this Regulation to provide the restricted
activity.


     Practice Permit

Conditions
12   The Registrar or Registration Committee may impose conditions on a
regulated member when issuing a practice permit, including but not limited
to the following:

     (a)  completion of the continuing competence requirements within a
specified time;

     (b)  completion of any examinations, testing, assessment, practicum,
work experience or counselling that is required by the Registrar or
Registration Committee;
     
     (c)  a prohibition from engaging in sole practice;

     (d)  a requirement that the regulated member limit the member's
practice to specified practice areas or practice settings approved by the
Registrar or the Registration Committee and refrain from practising in
specified practice areas or practice settings;

     (e)  a requirement to only practise under the supervision of a
regulated member;

     (f)  a requirement to report to the Registrar or Registration
Committee on specified matters on specified dates;

     (g)  a provision stating the time and the purposes for which the
practice permit is valid;

     (h)  a provision prohibiting the regulated member from supervising
students of the profession or regulated members of the College.


Renewal of practice permit
13   A regulated member who applies for renewal of a practice permit must,
in addition to complying with section 40(1) of the Act, supply, on request
by the Registrar or Registration Committee, information related to whether
the regulated member has been convicted of a criminal offence since
registration and other information related to whether the member continues
to be of good character and reputation.


     Continuing Competence Requirements

Continuing competence
14(1)  As part of the continuing competence program regulated members must
complete the following in a form satisfactory to the Registrar or
Registration Committee:

     (a)  self-assessment;

     (b)  a competence plan that states the continuing competence goals
for the registration year and the continuing competence activities to be
undertaken during the year to achieve the continuing competence plan goals;

     (c)  documentation of the competence activities described in
subsection (2) carried out during the registration year;

     (d)  a competence plan evaluation.

(2)  On and after April 1 immediately following the coming into force of
Schedule 23 of the Act, regulated members on the general register must, in
each registration year,

     (a)  complete the requirements of subsection (1),

     (b)  complete the continuing competence activities stated in the
competence plan,

     (c)  complete any workshops or study modules related to the
regulated member's practice, required by the Council, and

     (d)  for regulated members authorized under section 9 to provide
restricted activities, complete any continuing competence activities
required by the Council.


Evidence to committee
15(1)  A regulated member must, on the request of the Registrar or
Registration Committee, submit anything referred to in section 14(1) to the
Registrar or Registration Committee.

(2)  A regulated member must provide evidence, on request of the Registrar
or Registration Committee, respecting any continuing competence activities
undertaken by the member to the Registrar or Registration Committee.


Reviews
16(1)  The Registrar or Registration Committee must periodically select
regulated members in accordance with the criteria established by the
Council for a review and evaluation of all or part of the member's
continuing competence program.

(2)  A regulated member who is selected for a review under subsection (1)
must do the following:

     (a)  submit documents as requested;

     (b)  answer questions from the Registrar or Registration Committee
with respect to the regulated member's continuing competence program;

     (c)  undertake any additional actions related to the member's
continuing competence program as directed by the Registrar or Registration
Committee.


     Titles and Initials

Protected titles and initials
17(1)  A regulated member on the general register or on the courtesy
register may use the following protected titles and initials:

     (a)  registered dietitian;

     (b)  dietitian;

     (c)  registered nutritionist;

     (d)  R.D.

(2)  A regulated member on the temporary register may use the protected
title dietitian.

(3)  If the practice permit or registration of a regulated member has been
suspended, the member shall not use any of the protected titles or initials
of the profession during the suspension.


     Alternative Complaint Resolution

Process conductor
18   When a complainant and an investigated person have agreed to enter
into an alternative complaint resolution process, the Complaints Director
must appoint an individual to conduct the alternative complaint resolution
process.


Agreement
19   The person conducting the alternative complaint resolution process
must in consultation with the complainant and the investigated person
establish the procedures for and objectives of the alternative complaint
resolution process, which must be set out in writing and signed by the
complainant, the investigated person and the representative of the College.


Confidentiality
20   The complainant and the investigated person must, subject to section
59 of the Act, agree to treat all information shared during the process as
confidential.


Leaving the process
21   The complainant and the investigated person may withdraw from the
alternative complaint resolution process at any time.


     Reinstatement of Registration and Practice Permits

Applying for reinstatement
22(1)  A person whose registration and practice permit have been cancelled
under Part 4 of the Act may apply in writing to the Registrar to have the
registration and practice permit reinstated.

(2)  An application under subsection (1) may not be made earlier than

     (a)  5 years after the cancellation, or

     (b)  one year after the refusal of an application under clause (a).

(3)  An applicant under subsection (1) must provide evidence to the
Registration Committee of qualifications for registration.

(4)  The Registration Committee may require the applicant to undertake one
or more of the activities referred to in section 5(2).


Decision
23(1)  An application under section 22 must be reviewed by the Registration
Committee in accordance with the application for registration process set
out in sections 28 to 30 of the Act.

(2)  On reviewing an application in accordance with subsection (1), the
Registration Committee must

     (a)  consider

               (i)  the record of the hearing at which the applicant's
registration and practice permit were cancelled, and

               (ii) the evidence presented at the hearing,

     and

     (b)  be satisfied that

               (i)  the applicant meets the current requirements for
registration,

               (ii) any conditions imposed at the time the applicant's
permit and registration were cancelled have been met, and

               (iii)     the applicant is fit to practice dietetics and does
not pose a risk to public safety.

(3)  The Registration Committee, on reviewing an application may make one
or more of the following orders:

     (a)  an order denying the application;

     (b)  an order directing the Registrar to reinstate the person's
registration and practice permit;

     (c)  an order directing the Registrar to impose specified terms and
conditions on the person's practice permit.


Review
24   An applicant whose application is denied or on whose practice permit
terms and conditions have been imposed under section 23(3), may apply to
the Council for a review of the decision of the Registration Committee in
accordance with the process set out in sections 31 and 32 of the Act.


Access to decision
25(1)  The Registration Committee may order that its decision under section
23(3) be publicized in a manner it considers appropriate.

(2)  The College must make the decision of the Registration Committee under
section 23(3) available for 5 years to the public on request.


     Information

Information under s33 of the Act
26(1)  A regulated member must provide the following information at the
request of the Registrar in addition to that required under section 33(3)
of the Act and advise the Registrar of any change to the information:

     (a)  demographic and educational and training information including:

               (i)  the member's gender;

               (ii) the member's full name and, if applicable, previous
surname;

               (iii)     the member's preferred form of address;

               (iv) the member's date of birth;

               (v)   the member's home address, phone number, fax
number and e-mail address;

               (vi) the member's academic and practical training
qualifications and where and when they were obtained;

     (b)  practice information including:

               (i)  the employer's name;

               (ii) the employer's mailing address, phone number, fax
number and e-mail address and the name of the regional health authority
where the employment is located;

               (iii)     the type of facility in which the member practises;

               (iv) the member's job title and position description;

               (v)  the number of hours worked in the previous
registration year;

               (vi) the member's employment dates;

               (vii)     the member's areas of practice and any specialties;

               (viii)    languages in which the member provides
professional services;

               (ix) whether the member is registered to practise
dietetics in other jurisdictions;

               (x)  whether the member is registered with another
college of a regulated health profession and whether the member is
providing professional services regulated by that college.

(2)  Subject to section 34(1) of the Act, the College may release the
information collected under subsection (1) only

     (a)  with the consent of the regulated member whose information it
is, or

     (b)  in a summarized or statistical form so that it is not possible
to relate the information to any particular identifiable person.

Providing information
27   The College must provide information with respect to the following:

     (a)  a practice permit for the period of time during which the
permit is in effect;

     (b)  the suspension or cancellation of a regulated member's practice
permit or the imposition of conditions on a regulated member's practice
permit for a period of 5 years after the suspension, cancellation or
imposition of conditions;

     (c)  the record of a hearing and the decision by a hearing tribunal
for a period of 5 years after the hearing is completed;

     (d)  whether a hearing is scheduled to be held or has been held
under Part 4 of the Act with respect to a named regulated member, until the
hearing is completed.


     Transitional Provisions, Repeals,
     and Coming into Force

Transitional
28   On the coming into force of this Regulation,

     (a)  a registered dietitian described in section 6 of Schedule 23 to
the Act is deemed to be registered on the general register, and

     (b)  a registered dietitian (candidate) described in section 6 of
Schedule 23 to the Act is deemed to be registered on the temporary
register.


Repeal
29   The General Regulation (AR 349/85) is repealed.


Coming into force
30   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of Schedule
23 to the Health Professions Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 80/2002

     Government Organization Act

     COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 25, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 202/2002) on April 24,
2002 pursuant to section 13 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Community Development Grants Regulation (AR 57/98) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 4 of Schedule 2 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "2000" and substituting
"2001";

     (b)  in subsection (2) by striking out "2000" and substituting
"2001".


     Alberta Regulation 81/2002

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     TURKEY MARKETING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  April 26, 2002

Made by the Alberta Turkey Producers on April 18, 2002 pursuant to sections
26 and 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Turkey Marketing Regulation (AR 113/98) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 10 is amended in subsections (1) and (2) by striking out
"$.043" and substituting "$.038".


3   This Regulation comes into force on April 29, 2002.