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Alberta Regulation 223/2005
Income and Employment Supports Act
INCOME SUPPORTS, HEALTH AND TRAINING BENEFITS 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 16, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 512/2005) 
on November 15, 2005 pursuant to section 18 of the Income and Employment 
Supports Act. 
1   The Income Supports, Health and Training Benefits 
Regulation (AR 60/2004) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 5 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (2)(k) is by striking out "that are not 
accessible";
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (2):
(3)  If a member of a household unit purchases an asset with a 
payment received from the Government of Canada or from the 
Government of Alberta and the Minister determines that all or 
part of that payment is exempt under section 6(4)(b)(iv), the 
value of the purchased asset that is an exempt asset is the amount 
equivalent to the exemption under section 6(4)(b)(iv).

3   Section 6(4)(b) is amended by adding the following after 
subclause (iii):
	(iv)	all or part of a payment made to a member of a household 
unit by the Government of Canada or by the Government of 
Alberta, if determined by the Minister to be exempt.

4   Section 7(c) is amended by adding the following after 
subclause (ix):
	(x)	a day care deposit, if the Director has provided such a benefit 
with respect to the same child or children and that day care 
deposit has been refunded.

5   Section 8(1) is amended by striking out "Penitentiary Act 
(Canada)" and substituting "Corrections and Conditional Release 
Act (Canada)".
6   Section 28(1) is amended by adding the following after 
clause (i):
	(j)	a person who is eligible for a benefit under the Seniors 
Benefit Act.

7   Section 34 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)(b) by striking out "2 years," and 
substituting "one year,";
	(b)	in subsection (5)(a) by striking out ", to a lifetime 
maximum of $14 400";
	(c)	in subsection (6) by striking out ", to a lifetime 
maximum of $14 400".

8  Schedule 1, Part 2 is amended by repealing section 3(2).

9   Schedule 4 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Schedule 4  
 
Income Threshold Levels for Determination  
of Part-time Training Benefits
Family Size
Net Income
Single
$19 200
Single parent 1 child/Couple no children
$28 800
Single parent 2 children/2 parents 1 child
$38 400
Single parent 3 children/2 parents 2 children
$43 400
Single parent 4 children/2 parents 3 children
$48 400
Single parent 5 children/2 parents 4 children
$53 400
Single parent 6 children/2 parents 5 children
$55 400
Single parent 7 children/2 parents 6 children
$57 400
Single parent 8 children/2 parents 7 children
$60 100

10   Sections 2(a), 7 and 9 come into force on January 1, 
2006.



Alberta Regulation 224/2005
Health Professions Act
COMBINED LABORATORY AND X-RAY TECHNOLOGISTS 
PROFESSION REGULATION
Filed: November 16, 2005
For information only:   Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 
517/2005) on November 15, 2005 pursuant to section 131 of the Health Professions 
Act and made by the Council of the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and 
X-ray Technicians on November 9, 2005 under the Health Professions Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions


Registers
	2	Register categories
Registration
	3	General register
	4	Current qualifications
	5	Equivalent jurisdiction
	6	Substantial equivalence
	7	Temporary register
	8	Courtesy register
	9	English language requirements
	10	Good character requirements
Practice Permit
	11	Renewal requirements
	12	Conditions
Restricted Activities
	13	Authorized activities
	14	Restriction
	15	Students
Alternative Complaint Resolution
	16	Process conductor
	17	Agreement
	18	Confidentiality
	19	Leaving the process
Reinstatement of Registration and Practice Permits
	20	Applying for reinstatement
	21	Decision
	22	Review
	23	Access to decision
Titles
	24	Use of titles
Information
	25	Requested information
	26	Access to regulated members information
Transitional Provisions, Repeals 
and Coming into Force
	27	Transitional provisions
	28	Repeal
	29	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Health Professions Act;
	(b)	"College" means Alberta College of Combined Laboratory 
and X-ray Technologists;
	(c)	"Complaints Director" means the complaints director of the 
College;
	(d)		"Council" means the council of the College;
	(e)		"courtesy register" means the courtesy register category of 
the regulated members register;
	(f)		"general register" means the general register category of the 
regulated members register;
	(g)		"Registrar" means the registrar of the College;
	(h)		"Registration Committee" means the registration committee 
of the College;
	(i)		"temporary register" means the temporary register category 
of the regulated members register.
Registers
Register categories
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)		courtesy register;
	(c)		temporary register.
Registration
General register
3   An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the general 
register must have obtained a diploma from a program in laboratory 
and x-ray sciences of at least 2 years' duration approved by the 
Council and have successfully passed a registration examination 
approved by the Council.
Current qualifications
4   If an applicant for registration under section 3 has met the 
requirements set out in that section but not within 2 years prior to the 
date that the Registrar receives a complete application, the applicant 
must
	(a)	in the 3 years immediately preceding the date the complete 
application is received by the Registrar, have been employed 
for at least 750 hours in the practice of combined laboratory 
and x-ray technology,
	(b)	have successfully completed a refresher education program 
approved by the Council within 3 years of the date the 
complete application is received by the Registrar, or
	(c)	demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Registrar or 
Registration Committee that the applicant is currently 
competent to practise as a combined laboratory and x-ray 
technologist.
Equivalent jurisdiction
5   An applicant for registration on the general register who is 
currently registered in good standing in another jurisdiction recognized 
by the Council under section 28(2)(b) of the Act as having 
substantially equivalent registration requirements is eligible to be 
registered on the general register.
Substantial equivalence
6(1)  An applicant who is not eligible to be registered under section 3 
or 5 and whose qualifications have been determined by the 
Registration Committee under section 28(2)(c) of the Act to be 
substantially equivalent to the registration requirements under sections 
3 and 4 and who successfully passes the registration examination 
approved by the Council may be registered on the general register.
(2)  The Registrar may
	(a)	require an applicant under subsection (1) to undergo any 
examination, testing or assessment activity to assist with 
determining whether or not an applicant's qualifications are 
substantially equivalent,
	(b)	direct an applicant under subsection (1) to undergo any 
education or training activities the Registrar may consider 
necessary in order for the applicant to be registered, and
	(c)	request any additional information and evidence that the 
Registrar considers necessary.
Temporary register
7(1)  An applicant who has fulfilled the registration requirements 
except for successfully passing a registration examination approved by 
the Council may be registered on the temporary register.
(2)  The registration of a regulated member on the temporary register 
may be valid for up to one year.
(3)  If a regulated member on the temporary register successfully 
passes a registration examination approved by the Council, the 
Registrar must remove the regulated member's name from the 
temporary register and enter it in the general register.
(4)  A regulated member whose registration on the temporary register 
expires may apply to extend the registration as a regulated member on 
the temporary register for up to one additional year.
(5)  A regulated member who is registered on the temporary register 
may practise only while supervised by a regulated member on the 
general register or by another person approved by the Registrar.
Courtesy register
8(1)  A person who is registered as a combined laboratory and x-ray 
technologist or its equivalent in good standing in another jurisdiction 
who requires registration in Alberta on a temporary basis for a 
specified purpose and period of time approved by the Registrar and 
who satisfies the Registrar of the person's competence to provide the 
services related to the specified purpose is eligible for registration on 
the courtesy registrar.
(2)  A regulated member who is registered on the courtesy register 
must remain registered in the other jurisdiction while registered on the 
courtesy register.
(3)  A registration on the courtesy register may be valid for up to one 
year.
English language requirements
9(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member must be 
sufficiently proficient in the English language to be able to provide 
professional services in English.
(2)  An applicant may be required by the Registrar to demonstrate 
proficiency in the English language in accordance with the standards 
approved by the Council.
Good character requirements
10  An applicant for registration as a regulated member must provide 
evidence of having good character and reputation by submitting any of 
the following on the request of the Registrar:
	(a)	written references from colleagues and, if applicable, from 
another jurisdiction in which the applicant is currently 
registered;
	(b)	a statement from the applicant as to
	(i)	whether the applicant is currently undergoing or in the 
past has undergone an unprofessional conduct process 
by the College or is or has been disciplined by another 
regulatory body responsible for the regulation of 
combined laboratory and x-ray technologists or another 
profession that provides a professional service,
	(ii)	whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a 
criminal offence, and
	(iii)	that all information in the application is true to the best 
of the applicant's knowledge;
	(c)	any other evidence required by the Registrar.
Practice Permit
Renewal requirements
11  A regulated member applying for renewal of the member's 
practice permit must state whether the member has been convicted of a 
criminal offence since the previous renewal of the practice permit and 
must
	(a)	in the 3 years immediately preceding the date the application 
is received by the Registrar, have been employed for at least 
750 hours in the practice of combined laboratory and x-ray 
technology,
	(b)	have successfully completed a refresher education program 
approved by the Council within 3 years of the date the 
complete application is received by the Registrar,
	(c)	demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Registrar or 
Registration Committee that the applicant is currently 
competent to practise as a combined laboratory and x-ray 
technologist, or
	(d)	have completed the education requirements set out in section 
3 within the preceding 2 years.
Conditions
12   The Registrar or Registration Committee may impose conditions 
on a practice permit which may include, but are not limited to,
	(a)	practising under the supervision of a regulated member;
	(b)	limiting practice to specified professional services or areas of 
practice.
Restricted Activities
Authorized activities
13(1)  A regulated member may, within the practice of combined 
laboratory and x-ray technology, perform the following restricted 
activities:
	(a)	applying any form of ionizing radiation in medical 
radiography while using x-ray equipment;
	(b)	inserting or removing instruments, devices or fingers
	(i)	beyond the anal verge, or
	(ii)	into an artificial opening into the body
		for the purpose of administering diagnostic examinations.
(2)  A regulated member on the temporary register may only perform 
the restricted activities referred to in subsection (1) under the 
supervision of a regulated member on the general register or of any 
other regulated health professional who is authorized to provide the 
restricted activity and who is available for consultation.
(3)  A regulated member may only apply ionizing radiation for a 
fluoroscopy procedure if a radiologist is present and available to assist.
Restriction
14   Despite section 13, regulated members must restrict themselves in 
performing restricted activities to those activities that they are 
competent to perform and to those that are appropriate to the member's 
area of practice and the procedure being performed.
Students
15(1)  A student who is enrolled in a medical radiation technology 
program approved by the Health Disciplines Board or the Alberta 
College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists or is 
enrolled in a combined laboratory and x-ray technology program 
approved by the Council may perform the restricted activities set out in 
section 13(1) as part of a clinical practicum while under the 
supervision of a regulated member registered on the general register or 
courtesy register.
(2)  The supervising regulated member must
	(a)	be on-site and available to assist the student while the student 
is performing the restricted activity,
	(b)	be available for consultation and to assist students in 
performing restricted activities, as required, and
	(c)	be authorized to perform the restricted activity that is being 
supervised.
Alternative Complaint Resolution
Process conductor
16   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
17   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
18   The complainant and the investigated person must, subject to 
sections 59 and 60 of the Act, agree to treat all information shared 
during the process as confidential.
Leaving the process
19   The complainant or the investigated person may withdraw from 
the alternative complaint resolution process at any time.
Reinstatement of Registration and 
Practice Permits
Applying for reinstatement
20(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 reinstated and practice permit re-issued.
(2)  An application under subsection (1) may not be made earlier than
	(a)	2 years after the cancellation, or
	(b)	2 years 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 either or both of the following:
	(a)	demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Registrar or 
Registration Committee that the applicant is currently 
competent to practise as a combined laboratory and x-ray 
technologist;
	(b)	successfully complete a refresher program approved by the 
Council.
Decision
21(1)  An application under section 20 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 consider
	(a)	the record of the hearing at which the applicant's registration 
and practice permit were cancelled,
	(b)	the evidence presented at the hearing,
	(c)	whether the applicant meets the current requirements for 
registration,
	(d)	whether any conditions imposed at the time the applicant's 
permit and registration were cancelled have been met, and
	(e)	whether the applicant is fit to practise combined laboratory 
and x-ray technology 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:
	(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 
conditions on the person's reinstated practice permit.
Review
22(1)  An applicant whose application is denied or on whose practice 
permit conditions have been imposed under section 21(3), may apply 
to the Council for a review of the decision of the Registration 
Committee.
(2)  Sections 31 and 32 of the Act apply to a review under subsection 
(1).
Access to decision
23(1)  The Registration Committee may order that its decision 
pursuant to section 21(3) be publicized in a manner it considers 
appropriate.
(2)  The Council may order that its decision pursuant to section 22 be 
publicized in a manner it considers appropriate.
(3)  The College must, on request, make the decision of the 
Registration Committee pursuant to section 21(3) or of the Council 
pursuant to section 22 available for 5 years to the public from the date 
the order is made.
Titles
Use of titles
24   Subject to an order made under Part 4 of the Act, a ratified 
settlement, any conditions imposed on a practice permit under section 
12 or under an order made under section 21, a regulated member may 
use the following titles and initials:
	(a)	combined laboratory and x-ray technologist;
	(b)	combined laboratory and x-ray technician;
	(c)	CLXT.
Information
Requested information
25(1)  In addition to the information required under section 33(3) of 
the Act, an applicant for registration and a regulated member must, 
when there are any changes to the information or on the request of the 
Registrar, provide the following information to the Registrar:
	(a)	the applicant's or regulated member's home address, 
telephone number, fax number and e-mail address as 
applicable;
	(b)	the name of the applicant's or regulated member's employer 
and the employer's address;
	(c)	the number of working hours the applicant or regulated 
member has been employed in the practice of combined 
laboratory and x-ray technology in the preceding 3 years by 
practice areas;
	(d)	a transcript of marks from the combined laboratory and x-ray 
technology program attended by the applicant or regulated 
member.
(2)  Subject to section 34(1) of the Act, the College may release the 
information collected under subsection (1)
	(a)	with the consent of the applicant or 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.
Access to regulated members information
26   The period of time during which the College is required to 
provide information under section 119(4) of the Act is 5 years from the 
date the information is created.
Transitional Provisions, Repeals 
and Coming into Force
Transitional provisions
27   On the coming into force of this Regulation,
	(a)		a registered member described in section 6 of Schedule 3 to 
the Act is deemed to be entered in the general register, and
	(b)	a temporarily registered member described in section 6 of 
Schedule 3 to the Act is deemed to be entered in the 
regulated members register in the temporary register 
category.
Repeal
28   The Combined Laboratory X-ray Technician Regulation 
(AR 391/88) is repealed.
Coming into force
29   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
Schedule 3 to the Health Professions Act.


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Alberta Regulation 225/2005
Agriculture Financial Services Act
AGRICULTURE FINANCIAL SERVICES AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 16, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 519/2005) 
on November 15, 2005 pursuant to section 56 of the Agriculture Financial Services 
Act. 
1   The Agriculture Financial Services Regulation 
(AR 99/2002) is amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added after section 65.8:
Additional programs under CAISP
65.9(1)  In connection with CAISP, the Corporation may, at the 
request of the Minister, establish and operate one or more income 
stabilization programs in addition to CAISP based on information 
available to the Corporation under CAISP and such additional 
information as the Corporation determines.
(2)  A program referred to in subsection (1) may provide
	(a)	for additional benefits to producers under CAISP, and
	(b)	benefits to producers who are not participants under 
CAISP.
(3)  A program referred to in subsection (1) may set out
	(a)	the benefits being provided under the program,
	(b)	the circumstances under which a benefit will be paid, 
and
	(c)	the amount or the method of determining the amount of 
benefits payable under the program.
(4)  Section 65.7 applies to a program and to producers under the 
program established under subsection (1).


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Alberta Regulation 226/2005
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
ALBERTA PORK PRODUCERS' PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 16, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 520/2005) 
on November 15, 2005 pursuant to section 23 of the Marketing of Agricultural 
Products Act. 
1   The Alberta Pork Producers' Plan Regulation 
(AR 219/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1(1)(o)(ii) is amended by striking out "farm unit" 
and substituting "producer".

3   Section 22 is amended by striking out "one district 
Director" and substituting "2 district Directors".

4   Section 23 is amended by striking out "3" and 
substituting "6".

5   Section 34 is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "to elect a district Director, 
elect a district Director" and substituting "to elect district 
Directors, elect district Directors";
	(b)	in clause (d) by striking out "Director" and 
substituting "Directors".

6   Section 39 is amended by striking out "6" and 
substituting "3".

7   Section 40 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the 
following:
Nominations
40(1)  Where, at a district annual meeting of registered 
producers, an election is to be conducted to elect district 
Directors, nominations of candidates for the positions are to 
be made in writing and delivered to the returning officer 
prior to the commencement of that district annual meeting.
	(b)	by repealing subsection (3) and substituting the 
following:
(3)  Where, at a district annual meeting of registered 
producers, an election is to be conducted to elect delegates, 
nominations of candidates for the positions are to be made in 
writing and delivered to the returning officer prior to the 
commencement of that district annual meeting.

8   Section 42 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	by striking out the words preceding clause (a) 
and substituting the following:
(2)  At each district annual meeting, each registered 
producer, on presenting the producer registration card, is 
to receive
	(ii)	by repealing clause (a)(i) and substituting the 
following:
	(i)	the candidates for the positions of district 
Directors, and
	(b)	in subsections (3), (4)(a), (7) and (8) by striking out 
"farm unit" wherever it occurs and substituting 
"producer".

9   Section 43(1) is amended
	(a)	by repealing clause (a) and substituting the 
following:
	(a)	in an election for district Directors, the candidates 
receiving the first and 2nd largest number of votes are 
to be declared elected as district Directors;
	(b)	by repealing clause (b) and substituting the 
following:
	(b)	in an election for district delegates, the candidates 
receiving the first, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th largest 
number of votes are to be declared elected as delegates;

10   Section 44(2) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
(2)  Where another meeting is held pursuant to a notice given 
under subsection (1) and the eligible voters attending that other 
meeting fail to elect district Directors and at least one delegate, the 
Corporation may, subject to section 46, appoint to the vacant 
positions registered producers who are eligible to hold those 
positions, and on being appointed to such a position a registered 
producer holds it as if elected to the position.

11   Section 45 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the 
following:
Election by acclamation
45(1)  Where only 2 registered producers have been 
nominated for the positions of district Directors for a district, 
the chief returning officer is to declare the persons nominated 
as being elected by acclamation.
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (1):
(1.1)  Where only one registered producer has been 
nominated for a position of district Director, the chief 
returning officer is to declare that person nominated as being 
elected by acclamation.

12   Section 46 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Vacancy
46   Where the position of a district Director, a Director at large or 
a delegate becomes vacant, the other Directors of the Corporation, 
with the approval of Council, may appoint to the vacant position a 
registered producer who is eligible to hold that position and that 
registered producer holds that position until the expiration of the 
remaining portion of the term of office of the vacant position.

13   Section 48(1)(c) is amended by striking out "farm unit" 
and substituting "producer".

14   Section 50 is amended by striking out "6" and 
substituting "3".

15   Section 52 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Composition of districts
52(1)  District No. 1, to be known as the "South Region", consists 
of that land included in the following:
	(a)	Cardston County;
	(b)	Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9;
	(c)	Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66;
	(d)	Municipal District of Taber;
	(e)	Vulcan County;
	(f)	County of Warner No. 5;
	(g)	Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26;
	(h)	Improvement District No. 4 (Waterton);
	(i)	County of Lethbridge;
	(j)	Municipal District of Acadia No. 34;
	(k)	Cypress County;
	(l)	County of Forty Mile No. 8;
	(m)	County of Newell No. 4;
	(n)	County of Paintearth No. 18;
	(o)	County of Stettler No. 6;
	(p)	Special Area No. 2;
	(q)	Special Area No. 3;
	(r)	Special Area No. 4;
	(s)	Starland County;
	(t)	Town of Drumheller;
	(u)	any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a 
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in 
clauses (a) to (s).
(2)  District No. 2, to be known as the "Central Region", consists of 
that land included in the following:
	(a)	Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8;
	(b)	Municipal District of Foothills No. 31;
	(c)	Kneehill County;
	(d)	Mountain View County;
	(e)	Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44;
	(f)	Wheatland County;
	(g)	Kananaskis Improvement District;
	(h)	Improvement District No. 9 (Banff);
	(i)	Municipal District of Brazeau No. 77;
	(j)	Clearwater County;
	(k)	Lacombe County;
	(l)	Leduc County;
	(m)	Red Deer County;
	(n)	Ponoka County;
	(o)	County of Wetaskiwin No. 10;
	(p)	any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a 
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in 
clauses (a) to (o).
(3)  District No. 3, to be known as the "North Region", consists of that 
land included in the following:
	(a)	County of Athabasca No. 12;
	(b)	Beaver County;
	(c)	County of Camrose No. 22;
	(d)	Flagstaff County;
	(e)	Lamont County;
	(f)	County of Minburn No. 27;
	(g)	Municipal District of Provost No. 52;
	(h)	Smoky Lake County;
	(i)	Strathcona County;
	(j)	County of St. Paul No. 19;
	(k)	County of Thorhild No. 7;
	(l)	County of Two Hills No. 21;
	(m)	County of Vermilion River No. 24;
	(n)	Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87;
	(o)	Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61;
	(p)	Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;
	(q)	Lakeland County;
	(r)	Improvement District No. 5 (Elk Island);
	(s)	Improvement District No. 24 (Wood Buffalo);
	(t)	County of Barrhead No. 11;
	(u)	Municipal District of Big Lakes;
	(v)	Birch Hills County;
	(w)	Municipal District of Clear Hills No. 21;
	(x)	Municipal District of East Peace No. 131;
	(y)	Municipal District of Fairview No. 136;
	(z)	County of Grande Prairie No. 1;
	(aa)	Municipal District of Greenview No. 16;
	(bb)	Lac Ste. Anne County;
	(cc)	Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124;
	(dd)	Municipal District of Northern Lights No. 22;
	(ee)	Municipal District of Mackenzie No. 23;
	(ff)	Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17;
	(gg)	Parkland County;
	(hh)	Municipal District of Peace No. 135;
	(ii)	Saddle Hills County;
	(jj)	Municipal District of Smokey River No. 130;
	(kk)	Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133;
	(ll)	Sturgeon County;
	(mm)	Westlock County;
	(nn)	Woodlands County;
	(oo)	Yellowhead County;
	(pp)	Improvement District No. 12 (Jasper);
	(qq)	Improvement District No. 25 (Willmore Wilderness);
	(rr)	any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a 
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in 
clauses (a) to (qq).

16   Section 56 is amended by striking out "February 28, 2007" 
and substituting "September 30, 2012".


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Alberta Regulation 227/2005
Government Organization Act
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 16, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 521/2005) 
on November 15, 2005 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 "Official Population 
List 2002" and substituting "2004 Official Population 
List";
	(b)	in subsection (2) by striking out "Official Population 
List 2002" and substituting "2004 Official Population 
List";
	(c)	by repealing subsection (2.1).



Alberta Regulation 228/2005
Public Sector Pension Plans Act
PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS (LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS) 
(DELEGATION OF ADMINISTRATION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 16, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 524/2005) 
on November 15, 2005 pursuant to Schedule 1, section 12 of the Public Sector 
Pension Plans Act. 
1   The Public Sector Pension Plans (Legislative Provisions) 
Regulation (AR 365/93) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Schedule 1 is amended by adding the following after 
section 2:
Delegation of administration powers and duties
2.05   Subject to the Act, without affecting the Minister's 
responsibilities under the Act, the Regulations or the plan rules, the 
Minister may in writing delegate to any corporations that are 
wholly owned by the Crown those specific powers and duties in 
relation to the administration of the Plan that are given by any such 
legislation to the Minister and that are specified in the delegation.

3   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2006.


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Alberta Regulation 229/2005
Judgment Interest Act
JUDGMENT INTEREST AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 16, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 529/2005) 
on November 15, 2005 pursuant to section 4 of the Judgment Interest Act. 
1   The Judgment Interest Regulation (AR 364/84) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added after section 21:
22   The interest rate from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006 is 
prescribed at 3.50% per year.


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Alberta Regulation 230/2005
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
WASTE CONTROL AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 23, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 530/2005) 
on November 23, 2005 pursuant to sections 187 and 193 of the Environmental 
Protection and Enhancement Act. 
1   The Waste Control Regulation (AR 192/96) is amended 
by this Regulation.

2   Section 37 is repealed.


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Alberta Regulation 231/2005
Health Professions Act
REGISTERED PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL DEFICIENCY NURSES 
PROFESSION REGULATION
Filed: November 23, 2005
For information only:   Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 
536/2005) on November 23, 2005 pursuant to section 131 of the Health Professions 
Act and made by the Council of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of 
Alberta on October 11, 2005 under the Health Professions Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Registers
	2	Register categories
Registration
	3	Registered psychiatric nurse register
	4	Current qualifications
	5	Equivalent jurisdiction
	6	Substantial equivalence
	7	Registered mental deficiency nurse register
	8	Temporary register
	9	Courtesy register
	10	Good character
	11	Liability insurance
	12	English language requirements
Practice Permit
	13	Renewal requirements
	14	Conditions
Restricted Activities
	15	Authorized activities
	16	Restriction
	17	Students
	18	Non-regulated persons, supervision
Alternative Complaint Resolution
	19	Process conductor
	20	Agreement
	21	Confidentiality
	22	Leaving the process
Reinstatement of Registration  
and Practice Permits
	23	Applying for reinstatement
	24	Decision on application
	25	Review
	26	Access to decision
Titles
	27	Authorization to use titles
Information
	28	Requested information
	29	Access to regulated members information
Transitional Provisions, Repeals  
and Coming into Force
	30	Transitional
	31	Repeal
	32	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Health Professions Act;
	(b)	"College" means College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of 
Alberta;
	(c)	"Complaints Director" means the complaints director of the 
College;
	(d)	"Council" means the council of the College;
	(e)	"courtesy register" means the courtesy register category of 
the regulated members register;
	(f)	"registered mental deficiency nurse register" means the 
registered mental deficiency nurse category of the regulated 
members register;
	(g)	"registered psychiatric nurse register" means the registered 
psychiatric nurse category of the regulated members register;
	(h)	"Registrar" means the registrar of the College;
	(i)	"Registration Committee" means the registration committee 
of the College;
	(j)	"temporary register" means the temporary register category 
of the regulated members register.
Registers
Register categories
2   The regulated members register established by the Council under 
section 33(1)(a) of the Act has the following categories:
	(a)	registered psychiatric nurse register;
	(b)	registered mental deficiency nurse register;
	(c)	temporary register;
	(d)	courtesy register.
Registration
Registered psychiatric nurse register
3(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the 
registered psychiatric nurse register must have completed a diploma in 
psychiatric nursing in a program approved by the Council and have 
successfully passed a registration examination in psychiatric nursing 
approved by the Council.
(2)  An applicant under subsection (1) must have met the education 
requirements set out in that subsection within the 4 years immediately 
preceding the date a complete application is received by the Registrar.
Current qualifications
4   Despite section 3, if an applicant for registration as a regulated 
member does not meet the education requirements within the time 
period specified in that section, the applicant must
	(a)	in the 5 years immediately preceding the application, have 
been employed in the practice of psychiatric nursing or its 
equivalent for at least 1400 hours,
	(b)	have successfully completed a refresher education program 
approved by the Council within the 3 years immediately 
preceding the date the complete application is received by the 
Registrar, or
	(c)	demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Registrar or the 
Registration Committee that the applicant is currently 
competent to practise psychiatric nursing.
Equivalent jurisdiction
5   An applicant for registration as a regulated member who is 
currently registered in good standing in another jurisdiction recognized 
by the Council under section 28(2)(b) of the Act as having 
substantially equivalent registration requirements may be registered on 
the registered psychiatric nurse register.
Substantial equivalence
6(1)  An applicant for registration who is not eligible to be registered 
under section 3, 5 or 8 but whose qualifications have been determined 
by the Registration Committee under section 28(2)(c) of the Act to be 
substantially equivalent to the registration requirements under section 
3, 5 or 8 and who successfully completes the registration examination 
approved by the Council may be registered on the registered 
psychiatric nurse register.
(2)  In determining whether or not an applicant's qualifications are 
substantially equivalent under subsection (1), the Registration 
Committee may require the applicant to undergo any examination, 
testing or assessment activity to assist with the determination.
(3)  The Registration Committee may direct the applicant to undergo 
any education or training activities the Registration Committee 
considers necessary in order for the applicant to be registered.
(4)  The Registration Committee may request any further information 
and evidence that the Registration Committee considers necessary in 
order to assess an application under this section.
Registered mental deficiency nurse register
7(1)  On the coming into force of this Regulation, a person who is 
registered as a mental deficiency nurse under the Health Disciplines 
Act is deemed to be registered as a regulated member on the registered 
mental deficiency nurse register.
(2)  A regulated member on the registered mental deficiency nurse 
register may apply to renew a practice permit only if the regulated 
member holds a practice permit that has not expired.
Temporary register
8(1)  An applicant for registration who has completed the education 
requirements referred to in section 3 but has not completed the 
registration examination approved by the Council may be registered on 
the temporary register.
(2)  A person who is registered on the temporary register may practise 
only while supervised in a manner satisfactory to the Registrar or the 
Registration Committee.
(3)  The registration of a regulated member on the temporary register 
may be valid for up to 6 months.
(4)  Despite subsection (3), the Registrar may, on the application of a 
registrant, extend a temporary registration.
(5)  An applicant on the temporary register may make up to 3 attempts 
to successfully pass the registration examination approved by the 
Council.
(6)  An applicant on the temporary register who does not pass the 
registration examination on the 3rd attempt
	(a)	must be removed from the temporary register, and
	(b)	must complete a refresher program in order to be eligible to 
write the examination at a later date.
(7)  If a regulated member on the temporary register successfully 
completes the registration examination approved by the Council, the 
Registrar must remove the regulated member's name from the 
temporary register and enter it on the registered psychiatric nurse 
register.
Courtesy register
9(1)  A person who is registered as a psychiatric nurse or its equivalent 
in good standing in another jurisdiction, who requires registration in 
Alberta on a temporary basis for a specified purpose and period of time 
approved by the Registrar and who satisfies the Registrar of the 
person's competence to provide the services related to the specified 
purpose is eligible for registration on the courtesy register.
(2)  A person who is registered on the courtesy register must remain 
registered in the other jurisdiction while registered on the courtesy 
register.
(3)  A registration on the courtesy register may be valid for up to 2 
months.
(4)  Despite subsection (3), the Registrar may, on the application of a 
registrant, extend a courtesy registration.
Good character
10   Applicants for registration as a regulated member must provide 
evidence of having good character and reputation by submitting any of 
the following on the request of the Registrar:
	(a)	provide 2 written references from colleagues and, if 
applicable, from another jurisdiction in which the applicant is 
currently registered;
	(b)	a statement by the applicant as to whether the applicant is 
currently undergoing or in the past has undergone an 
unprofessional conduct process by the College or is or has 
been disciplined by another regulatory body responsible for 
the regulation of psychiatric nurses or another profession that 
provides a professional service;
	(c)	a statement as to whether the applicant has ever pleaded 
guilty or been found guilty of a criminal offence in Canada or 
an offence of a similar nature in a jurisdiction outside Canada 
for which the applicant has not been pardoned;
	(d)	any other evidence required by the Registrar.
Liability insurance
11   All applicants for registration as regulated members must provide 
evidence of having the type and amount of professional liability 
insurance required by the Council.
English language requirements
12(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member must be 
sufficiently proficient in the English language to be able to provide 
professional services in English.
(2)  An applicant may be required by the Registrar to demonstrate 
proficiency in the English language in accordance with the standards 
approved by the Council.
Practice Permit
Renewal requirements
13   A regulated member who applies for renewal of a practice permit 
must
	(a)	state whether the regulated member has pleaded guilty or 
been found guilty of a criminal offence in Canada or an 
offence of a similar nature in a jurisdiction outside Canada 
since the member's last practice permit,
	(b)	meet the requirements for liability insurance under section 
11, and
	(c)	have completed the education requirements set out in section 
3 no longer than 4 years prior to the application and have 
successfully completed the registration examination or have
	(i)	been employed in the practice of psychiatric nursing or 
its equivalent or of mental deficiency nursing for at least 
1400 working hours within the previous 5 years,
	(ii)	successfully completed a refresher education program 
approved by the Council within the previous 3 years, or
	(iii)	demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Registrar or 
Registration Committee that the applicant is currently 
competent to practise as a psychiatric nurse or mental 
deficiency nurse.
Conditions
14   The Registrar or Registration Committee may impose conditions 
on a practice permit which may include, but are not limited to,
	(a)	practising under supervision,
	(b)	limiting practice to specified practice areas approved by the 
Registrar or the Registration Committee and refraining from 
practising in specified practice areas or practice settings,
	(c)	reporting to the Registrar or Registration Committee on 
specified matters on specified dates,
	(d)	prohibiting the regulated member from supervising students 
of the profession or regulated members of the College,
	(e)	a provision stating the time and the purposes for which the 
practice permit is valid, and
	(f)	completion of examinations, testing, assessment, practical 
work experience or counselling.
Restricted Activities
Authorized activities
15(1)  Regulated members may, within the practice of registered 
psychiatric nursing or registered mental deficiency nursing and in 
accordance with the standards of practice governing the performance 
of restricted activities approved by the Council, perform the following 
restricted activities:
	(a)	cut a body tissue to administer anything by an invasive 
procedure on body tissue or to perform surgical or other 
invasive procedures on body tissue below the dermis or the 
mucous membrane;
	(b)	insert or remove instruments, devices, fingers or hands
	(i)	beyond the cartilaginous portion of the ear canal;
	(ii)	beyond the point in the nasal passages where they 
normally narrow;
	(iii)	beyond the pharynx;
	(iv)	beyond the opening of the urethra;
	(v)	beyond the opening of the labia majora;
	(vi)	beyond the anal verge;
	(vii)	into an artificial opening in the body;
	(c)	insert liquid into the ear canal under pressure;
	(d)	dispense, compound, provide for selling or sell a Schedule 1 
drug or Schedule 2 drug within the meaning of the 
Pharmaceutical Profession Act;
	(e)	administer a vaccine to those age 5 years or older;
	(f)	administer parenteral nutrition;
	(g)	administer blood or blood products;
	(h)	administer diagnostic imaging contrast agents;
	(i)	administer anaesthetic gases, including nitrous oxide for the 
purposes of sedation;
	(j)	administer radiopharmaceuticals, radiolabelled substances, 
radioactive gases or radioaerosols;
	(k)	perform a psychosocial intervention with an expectation of 
treating a substantial disorder of thought, mood, perception, 
orientation or memory that grossly impairs
	(i)	judgment,
	(ii)	behaviour,
	(iii)	capacity to recognize reality, or
	(iv)	ability to meet the ordinary demands of life.
(2)  Despite subsection (1)(d), a regulated member performing the 
restricted activity described in that subsection shall not distribute, trade 
or barter for money or valuable consideration, or keep for sale or offer 
for sale a Schedule 1 drug or a Schedule 2 drug within the meaning of 
the Pharmaceutical Profession Act, but may distribute or give away a 
Schedule 1 drug or a Schedule 2 drug without expectation or hope of 
compensation or reward.
(3)  A regulated member with advanced training approved by the 
Council may perform the restricted activity of administering a vaccine 
to persons less than 5 years of age.
(4)  A regulated member may perform the restricted activity of 
reducing a dislocation of a joint with the consent of and under the 
supervision of a regulated member of another college if the Council of 
that college, by regulation, authorizes a regulated member under 
Schedule 25 to the Act to perform that restricted activity under the 
supervision of its regulated members.
Restriction
16   Despite section 15, regulated members must restrict themselves in 
performing restricted activities to those activities that they are 
competent to perform and to those that are appropriate to the member's 
area of practice and the procedure being performed in accordance with 
the standards of practice governing the performance of restricted 
activities approved by the Council.
Students
17(1)  A student who is enrolled in a psychiatric nursing program 
approved by the Council and is receiving training in providing 
restricted activities is permitted to perform the restricted activities set 
out in section 15 under the supervision of a regulated member 
registered on the registered psychiatric nurse register or the  registered 
mental deficiency nurse register.
(2)  Regulated members may supervise students of another profession 
that provides health services in the provision of restricted activities that 
are authorized for members of both professions and for the student.
(3)  A regulated member who supervises a student must
	(a)	be authorized to perform the restricted activity that is being 
supervised,
	(b)	be on-site with the student while the student is performing 
the restricted activity, and
	(c)	be available for consultation and to assist the student in 
performing the restricted activity as required.
Non-regulated persons, supervision
18(1)  A person who is not described in section 4(1)(a) of Schedule 
7.1 to the Government Organization Act is permitted to perform the 
restricted activity of inserting and removing instruments, devices, 
fingers and hands beyond the labia majora and anal verge under 
supervision by a regulated member but only if that person
	(a)	has the consent of, and is being supervised in accordance 
with subsection (2) by, a regulated member while performing 
the restricted activity, and
	(b)	is engaged in providing health services to another person.
(2)  When a regulated member supervises a person referred to in 
subsection (1) performing a restricted activity, the regulated member 
must
	(a)	be authorized to perform the restricted activity being 
performed,
	(b)	supervise the person who is performing the restricted activity 
by being available for consultation while that person is 
performing the restricted activity, and
	(c)	comply with the standards approved by the Council 
governing the provision of supervision by regulated members 
of persons performing restricted activities pursuant to section 
4(1)(b) of Schedule 7.1 to the Government Organization Act.
Alternative Complaint Resolution
Process conductor
19   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
20   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
21   The complainant and the investigated person must, subject to 
sections 59 and 60 of the Act, agree to treat all information shared 
during the process as confidential.
Leaving the process
22   The complainant or the investigated person may withdraw from 
the alternative complaint resolution process at any time.
Reinstatement of Registration  
and Practice Permits
Applying for reinstatement
23(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 practice permit reissued and the registration reinstated.
(2)  An application under subsection (1) may be made
	(a)	not earlier than 5 years from the date of cancellation, and
	(b)	no more than once each calendar year after the refusal of an 
application under section 24(3)(a).
(3)  On receipt of an application of an applicant under subsection (1), 
the Registrar must refer it to the Registration Committee for review.
Decision on application
24(1)  An application under section 23 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 also consider
	(a)	whether the applicant meets the current requirements of 
registration,
	(b)	whether any conditions imposed at the time the applicant's 
practice permit and registration were cancelled have been 
met,
	(c)	the nature and severity of the offence for which the 
registration was cancelled,
	(d)	the length of time since the offence,
	(e)	any evidence of remedial treatment or learning since the 
offence,
	(f)	the suitability to practise of the applicant,
	(g)	the record of the hearing at which the applicant's registration 
and practice permit were cancelled,
	(h)	whether the applicant is fit to practise nursing and does not 
pose a risk to public safety, and
	(i)	any other matter that the Registration Committee considers to 
be relevant.
(3)  The Registration Committee, on reviewing the application in 
accordance with this section, must provide a written decision with 
reasons containing 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 specific conditions 
on the person's practice permit.
Review
25(1)  An applicant whose application is denied or on whose practice 
permit conditions have been imposed under section 24(3) may apply to 
the Council for a review of the decision of the Registration Committee.
(2)  Sections 31 and 32 of the Act apply to a review under subsection 
(1).
Access to decision
26(1)  The College must make the decisions of the Registration 
Committee or Council under section 24(3) or 25 available for 5 years 
to the public on request.
(2)  The Registration Committee or Council may order that its decision 
under section 24(3) or 25 be published in a manner it considers 
appropriate.
Titles
Authorization to use titles
27(1)  Subject to an order made under Part 4 of the Act or a ratified 
settlement, a regulated member on the registered psychiatric nurse 
register may use the following titles and initials:
	(a)	registered psychiatric nurse;
	(b)	psychiatric nurse;
	(c)	RPN;
	(d)	PN.
(2)  Subject to an order made under Part 4 of the Act or a ratified 
settlement, a regulated member on the registered mental deficiency 
nurse register may use the following titles and initials:
	(a)	mental deficiency nurse;
	(b)	registered mental deficiency nurse;
	(c)	MDN;
	(d)	RMDN.
(3)  Subject to an order made under Part 4 of the Act or a ratified 
settlement, a regulated member registered on the temporary register 
may use only the title psychiatric nurse or the initials PN.
Information
Requested information
28(1)  A regulated member must provide the following information, in 
addition to that required under section 33(3) of the Act, on the initial 
application, when there is any change to the information or at the 
request of the Registrar:
	(a)	the home address, telephone number, e-mail address and fax 
number;
	(b)	employer name, address, telephone number, e-mail address 
and fax number;
	(c)	full name, maiden name or other names;
	(d)	gender;
	(e)	date of birth;
	(f)	location of employment;
	(g)	employment dates;
	(h)	registration status in the College and as a regulated member 
of another college in Alberta or elsewhere;
	(i)	number of practice hours in previous membership year;
	(j)	employment status;
	(k)	professional services area of responsibility;
	(l)	employment position description;
	(m)	degrees and other qualifications;
	(n)	names and addresses of schools of training;
	(o)	graduation dates from post-secondary courses related to 
health services.
(2)  Subject to section 34(1) of the Act, the College may release the 
information collected under subsection (1)
	(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.
Access to regulated members information
29   The period of time during which the College is required to 
provide information under section 119(4) of the Act is the following:
	(a)	information on cancellation of a practice permit, for 2 years 
after a cancellation comes into effect;
	(b)	information on conditions imposed on a practice permit, 
including a suspension, for the period a condition, or 
suspension, is in effect;
	(c)	information from the record of a hearing under Part 4 of the 
Act, including the decision, for 5 years after the date the 
decision is made;
	(d)	information as to 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;
	(e)	any other information referred to in section 119(4) of the Act, 
for 2 years after the member ceases practice.
Transitional Provisions, Repeals  
and Coming into Force
Transitional
30   On the coming into force of this Regulation, a registered member 
described in section 6 of Schedule 25 to the Act is deemed to be 
entered in the regulated member register in the register category that 
the Registrar considers appropriate.
Repeal
31   The Psychiatric Nurses Regulation (AR 509/87) is repealed.
Coming into force
32   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
Schedule 25 to the Health Professions Act.



Alberta Regulation 232/2005
Health Professions Act
REGISTERED NURSES PROFESSION REGULATION
Filed: November 23, 2005
For information only:   Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council 
(O.C. 538/2005) on November 23, 2005 pursuant to section 131 of the Health 
Professions Act and made by the Council of the Alberta Association of Registered 
Nurses on September 8, 2005 under the Health Professions Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Register categories
Registration
	3	Registered nurse register
	4	Nurse practitioner register
	5	Certified graduate nurse register
	6	Temporary registration
	7	Courtesy registration


	8	Equivalent jurisdiction
	9	Substantial equivalence
	10	Registration exam attempts
	11	Good character, reputation
	12	Fitness to practise
	13	English language requirements
Titles and Abbreviations
	14	Authorization to use titles, etc.
Restricted Activities
	15	Authorized restricted activities
	16	Restriction
	17	Students
	18	Non-regulated persons, supervision
Continuing Competence
	19	Program
	20	Practice visits
Practice Permit
	21	Renewal requirements
	22	Conditions
Alternative Complaint Resolution
	23	Referral to ACR
	24	ACR conductor
	25	Agreement
	26	Confidentiality
Reinstatement
	27	Application
	28	Review process
	29	Hearing
	30	Deliberations
	31	Decision
	32	Access to decision
Information
	33	Providing information
	34	Correcting information
	35	Section 119 information
Transitional Provisions, Repeals  
and Coming into Force
	36	Transitional
	37	Repeals
	38	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"approved nursing program" means a nursing education 
program approved by the Nursing Education Program 
Approval Board in accordance with nursing education 
standards and criteria approved by the Council;
	(b)	"certified graduate nurse register" means the certified 
graduate nurse category of the regulated members register;
	(c)	"College" means the College and Association of Registered 
Nurses of Alberta;
	(d)	"Competence Committee" means the competence committee 
of the College;
	(e)	"Complaints Director" means the complaints director of the 
College;
	(f)	"Council" means the council of the College;
	(g)	"courtesy register" means the courtesy category of the 
regulated members register;
	(h)	"Hearings Director" means the hearings director of the 
College;
	(i)	"membership year" means a membership year as determined 
in accordance with the bylaws under section 132 of the Act;
	(j)	"nurse practitioner register" means the nurse practitioner 
category of the regulated members register;
	(k)	"Nursing Education Program Approval Board" means the 
Nursing Education Program Approval Board continued 
pursuant to bylaws under section 132 of the Act;
	(l)	"registered nurse register" means the registered nurse 
category of the regulated members register;
	(m)	"Registrar" means the registrar of the College;
	(n)	"Registration Committee" means the registration committee 
of the College;
	(o)	"registration exam" means a registration examination 
approved by the Council;
	(p)	"Reinstatement Review Committee" means a reinstatement 
review committee of the College;
	(q)	"temporary register" means the temporary category of the 
regulated members register.
Register categories
2   The regulated members register established by the Council under 
section 33(1)(a) of the Act has the following categories:
	(a)	registered nurse register;
	(b)	nurse practitioner register;
	(c)	certified graduate nurse register;
	(d)	temporary register;
	(e)	courtesy register.
Registration
Registered nurse register
3(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the 
registered nurse register must
	(a)	have successfully completed as an education requirement 
either
	(i)	on and before December 31, 2009, a diploma or 
baccalaureate degree in nursing from an approved 
nursing program undertaken in Alberta, or
	(ii)	on and after January 1, 2010, a baccalaureate degree in 
nursing from an approved nursing program undertaken 
in Alberta,
		and
	(b)	pass the registration exam.
(2)  An applicant for registration under subsection (1) must pass the 
registration exam and complete the registration process within the 5 
years immediately following the date of completion of one of the 
education programs referred to in subsection (1)(a).
(3)  Despite subsection (2), an applicant who meets the requirements of 
subsection (1)(a) but does not meet the requirements of subsection (2) 
may be registered as a regulated member on the registered nurse 
register only if the applicant has
	(a)	met any additional requirements imposed by the Registration 
Committee, and
	(b)	passed the registration exam.
Nurse practitioner register
4(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the nurse 
practitioner register must
	(a)	have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree in 
nursing satisfactory to the Registration Committee,
	(b)	have completed 4500 hours of registered nursing practice 
satisfactory to the Registration Committee,
	(c)	have successfully completed a nurse practitioner education 
program approved by the Council,
	(d)	be registered on the registered nurse register, and
	(e)	have passed any examination respecting nurse practitioner 
practice approved by the Council.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), an applicant who does not meet the 
requirements of subsection (1)(a) or (c) or subsection (1)(a) and (c) 
may be registered as a regulated member on the nurse practitioner 
register if the applicant
	(a)	provides evidence satisfactory to the Registration Committee 
that the applicant has education and experience that is 
substantially equivalent to the requirements of subsection 
(1)(a) or (c) or subsection (1)(a) and (c),
	(b)	has, in the opinion of the Registration Committee, sufficient 
knowledge, skill and experience to practise as a nurse 
practitioner, and
	(c)	has met the requirements of subsection (1)(b), (d) and (e).
(3)  In determining whether or not an applicant's qualifications are 
substantially equivalent under subsection (2) and whether the applicant 
has sufficient knowledge, skill and experience, the Registrar may 
require the applicant to undergo examinations, testing and assessment 
activities to assist with the determination.
(4)  The Registrar may direct the applicant to undergo any education or 
training activities the Registrar may consider necessary in order for the 
applicant to be registered on the nurse practitioner register.
(5)  The Council may limit the number of times that an applicant may 
attempt to pass a nurse practitioner exam approved by the Council 
under subsection (1)(e).
Certified graduate nurse register
5(1)  On the coming into force of this Regulation, only a person who is 
registered as a certified graduate nurse under the Nursing Profession 
Act continues to be registered as a regulated member on the certified 
graduate nurse register.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), on the coming into force of this 
Regulation, a person who is not registered as a certified graduate nurse 
under the Nursing Profession Act but had previously been so registered 
is eligible to be registered on the certified graduate nurse register if
	(a)	the person has completed 1125 hours of certified graduate 
nursing practice within the previous 5 membership years 
satisfactory to the Registrar, or
	(b)	the person successfully completes a nursing refresher 
program approved by the Council.
Temporary registration
6(1)  An applicant who has applied for registration under section 3, 4, 
8 or 9 may, at the discretion of the Registrar, be registered on the 
temporary register until the requirements for registration have been 
met.
(2)  An applicant who is enrolled in the clinical practicum of a nursing 
refresher program approved by the Council to meet the requirements 
for registration may be registered on the temporary register but may 
practise only within the clinical practicum of the refresher program.
(3)  An applicant who is enrolled in additional courses, as required by 
the Registrar, that have clinical practicums to meet the requirements 
for registration may be registered on the temporary register but may 
practise only within the clinical practicums of the courses.
(4)  The registration of a regulated member on the temporary register is 
valid for up to 6 months and each registration may be renewed no more 
than 2 times, unless, in the opinion of the Registration Committee, 
there are extenuating circumstances.
(5)  If a regulated member on the temporary register passes a 
registration exam or successfully completes a refresher program 
approved by the Council, and continues to meet all other registration 
requirements of the Act and this Regulation, the Registrar must remove 
the regulated member's name from the temporary register and enter it 
on the appropriate category of the regulated members register.
Courtesy registration
7(1)  A registered nurse or nurse practitioner in good standing in 
another jurisdiction recognized by the Council who requires 
registration in Alberta on a temporary basis for a specified purpose 
approved by the Registrar and who satisfies the Registrar of having 
competence to provide the services related to the specified purpose is 
eligible for registration on the courtesy register.
(2)  The registration of a person registered on the courtesy register is 
valid for the term specified by the Registrar but may not exceed one 
year unless, in the opinion of the Registration Committee, there are 
extenuating circumstances.
(3)  It is a condition of registration on the courtesy register that the 
person must remain registered in good standing in the jurisdiction in 
which the person was registered at the time of the person's application 
for registration on the courtesy register and if the registration in the 
other jurisdiction is suspended or cancelled the courtesy registration is 
cancelled.
Equivalent jurisdiction
8(1)  An applicant for registration on the registered nurse register who 
is currently registered in good standing in another jurisdiction 
recognized by the Council under section 28(2)(b) of the Act as having 
substantially equivalent registration requirements is eligible to be 
registered on the registered nurse register.
(2)  An applicant under this section must provide evidence satisfactory 
to the Registrar of, within the previous 5 membership years,
	(a)	1125 hours of registered nursing practice,
	(b)	successful completion of a degree or a nursing program 
satisfactory to the Registrar, or
	(c)	successful completion of a nursing refresher program 
satisfactory to the Council.
Substantial equivalence
9(1)  An applicant who does not meet the requirements under section 3 
but whose qualifications have been determined by the Registrar under 
section 28(2)(c) of the Act to be substantially equivalent to the 
registration requirements set out in section 3 may be registered on the 
appropriate register.
(2)  In determining whether or not an applicant's qualifications are 
substantially equivalent under subsection (1), the Registrar may require 
the applicant to undergo examinations, testing and assessment 
activities to assist with the determination.
(3)  The Registrar may direct the applicant to undergo any education or 
training activities the Registrar may consider necessary in order for the 
applicant to be registered.
(4)  An applicant under this section must have passed the registration 
exam and must provide evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of, within 
the previous 5 membership years,
	(a)	1125 hours of registered nursing practice,
	(b)	successful completion of a degree or a nursing program 
satisfactory to the Registrar, or
	(c)	successful completion of a nursing refresher program 
satisfactory to the Council.
(5)  Despite subsection (4), the Registration Committee may waive the 
requirement to have passed the registration exam if there are 
extenuating circumstances and the Registration Committee is of the 
opinion that the applicant has sufficient registered nursing experience, 
knowledge and competence.
Registration exam attempts
10   An applicant for registration as a regulated member who fails the 
registration exam 3 times is not eligible to take the registration exam 
again unless
	(a)	the applicant completes another entry-level nursing education 
program that is an approved nursing program, or
	(b)	the applicant satisfies the Registration Committee that there 
are extenuating circumstances and the Registration 
Committee agrees to allow the applicant to write the 
registration exam an additional time.
Good character, reputation
11   An applicant for registration as a regulated member must provide 
evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of having good character and 
reputation by submitting one or more of the following on the request of 
the Registrar:
	(a)	written references with respect to the applicant's nursing 
practice from an employer or educational institution;
	(b)	a statement by the applicant as to whether the applicant is 
currently undergoing an investigation or is subject to an 
unprofessional conduct process or has previously been 
disciplined by another regulatory body responsible for the 
regulation of registered nursing or another profession that 
provides a professional service;
	(c)	a statement as to whether the applicant has ever pleaded 
guilty or has been found guilty of a criminal offence in 
Canada or an offence of a similar nature in a jurisdiction 
outside Canada for which the applicant has not been 
pardoned;
	(d)	any other evidence as required.
Fitness to practise
12   An applicant for registration as a regulated member must, on the 
request of the Registrar, submit evidence satisfactory to the Registrar, 
confirming the member's fitness to practise.
English language requirements
13   An applicant for registration as a regulated member whose first 
language is not English must demonstrate to the Registrar in 
accordance with the standards approved by the Council proficiency in 
the English language sufficient to enable the applicant to engage in 
safe and competent nursing practice.
Titles and Abbreviations
Authorization to use titles, etc.
14(1)  A regulated member registered on the registered nurse register 
may use the title registered nurse and the initials RN.
(2)  A regulated member registered on the certified graduate nurse 
register may use the title certified graduate nurse and the initials CGN.
(3)  A regulated member registered on the registered nurse register 
with an earned doctoral degree may use the title doctor and the initials 
Dr. in conjunction with the delivery of professional services.
(4)  A regulated member registered on the nurse practitioner register 
may used the title nurse practitioner and the initials NP.
(5)  A regulated member registered on the registered nurse register 
may use the title "specialist" in conjunction with the delivery of 
professional nursing services in accordance with the standards of 
practice adopted by the Council in accordance with the bylaws and 
section 133 of the Act.
Restricted Activities
Authorized restricted activities
15(1)  Regulated members on any register may, within the practice of 
registered nursing and in accordance with the standards of practice 
governing the performance of restricted activities approved by the 
Council, perform the following restricted activities:
	(a)	to cut a body tissue, to administer anything by an invasive 
procedure on body tissue or to perform surgical or other 
invasive procedures on body tissue below the dermis or the 
mucous membrane;
	(b)	to insert or remove instruments, devices, fingers or hands
	(i)	beyond the cartilaginous portion of the ear canal,
	(ii)	beyond the point in the nasal passages where they 
normally narrow,
	(iii)	beyond the pharynx,
	(iv)	beyond the opening of the urethra,
	(v)	beyond the labia majora,
	(vi)	beyond the anal verge, or
	(vii)	into an artificial opening into the body;
	(c)	to insert into the ear canal under pressure, liquid, air or gas;
	(d)	to reduce a dislocation of a joint except for a partial 
dislocation of the joints of the fingers and toes;
	(e)	to dispense, compound, provide for selling or sell a Schedule 
1 drug or Schedule 2 drug within the meaning of the 
Pharmaceutical Profession Act;
	(f)	to administer a vaccine or parenteral nutrition;
	(g)	to compound or administer blood or blood products;
	(h)	to administer diagnostic imaging contrast agents;
	(i)	to administer radiopharmaceuticals, radiolabelled substances, 
radioactive gases or radioaerosols;
	(j)	to prescribe or administer nitrous oxide, for the purposes of 
anaesthesia or sedation;
	(k)	to perform a psychosocial intervention with an expectation of 
treating a substantial disorder of thought, mood, perception, 
orientation or memory that grossly impairs
	(i)	judgment,
	(ii)	behaviour,
	(iii)	capacity to recognize reality, or
	(iv)	ability to meet the ordinary demands of life;
	(l)	to manage labour or deliver a baby.
(2)  Despite subsection (1)(e), a regulated member on any register 
performing the restricted activity described in that subsection shall not 
distribute, trade or barter for money or valuable consideration, or keep 
for sale or offer for sale a Schedule 1 drug or a Schedule 2 drug within 
the meaning of the Pharmaceutical Profession Act but may distribute 
or give away a Schedule 1 drug or a Schedule 2 drug without 
expectation or hope of compensation or reward.
(3)  A regulated member registered on the registered nurse register or 
on the certified graduate nurse register may, within the practice of 
registered nursing, perform the restricted activity of ordering or 
applying non-ionizing radiation in the application of ultrasound 
imaging.
(4)  Despite subsection (3), regulated members on the registered nurse 
register or on the certified graduate nurse register are authorized to 
apply ultrasound to a fetus only under the supervision of a person who 
provides health services and is authorized by a regulation under this 
Act or by another enactment to apply ultrasound to a fetus.
(5)  A regulated member on the nurse practitioner register may, within 
the practice of registered nursing, perform the restricted activities 
listed in subsection (1) and the following additional restricted activities 
when practising as a nurse practitioner:
	(a)	to prescribe a Schedule 1 drug within the meaning of the 
Pharmaceutical Profession Act;
	(b)	to prescribe parenteral nutrition;
	(c)	to prescribe blood products;
	(d)	to order and apply any form of ionizing radiation in medical 
radiography;
	(e)	to order any form of ionizing radiation in nuclear medicine;
	(f)	to order non-ionizing radiation in magnetic resonance 
imaging;
	(g)	to order or apply non-ionizing radiation in ultrasound 
imaging, including any application of ultrasound to a fetus;
	(h)	to prescribe diagnostic imaging contrast agents;
	(i)	to prescribe radiopharmaceuticals, radiolabelled substances, 
radioactive gases and radioaerosols.
Restriction
16(1)  Despite section 15, regulated members must restrict themselves 
in performing restricted activities to those activities that they are 
competent to perform and to those that are appropriate to the member's 
area of practice and the procedures being performed.
(2)  A regulated member who performs a restricted activity must do so 
in accordance with the standards of practice adopted by the Council in 
accordance with the bylaws and section 133 of the Act.
Students
17(1)  A nursing student who is enrolled in an approved nursing 
program and who is participating in a clinical practicum in Alberta or 
is employed as an undergraduate nursing employee in Alberta is 
permitted to perform the restricted activities set out in section 15(1) 
and (3) under the supervision of a regulated member who is authorized 
to perform those restricted activities.
(2)  A nursing student who is enrolled in a nursing education program 
outside Alberta that leads to eligibility to write the registration exam 
and who is participating in a clinical practicum in Alberta or is 
employed as an undergraduate nursing employee in Alberta is 
permitted to perform the restricted activities set out in section 15(1) 
and (3) under the supervision of a regulated member who is authorized 
to perform those restricted activities.
(3)  A nursing student outside Canada who has visiting nursing student 
status in an approved nursing program in Alberta and who is 
participating in a clinical practicum of the program in Alberta is 
permitted to perform the restricted activities set out in section 15(1) 
and (3) under the supervision of a regulated member who is authorized 
to perform those restricted activities.
(4)  A regulated member who is on the registered nurse register and is 
enrolled in a nurse practitioner education program approved by the 
Council is permitted to perform the restricted activities referred to in 
section 15(5) as part of the clinical practicum of the nurse practitioner 
education program if the regulated member is under the supervision of 
a regulated member who is authorized to perform those restricted 
activities.
(5)  A student in a nurse practitioner education program outside 
Alberta is permitted to perform the restricted activities set out in 
section 15(5) in a clinical practicum in Alberta if the student
	(a)	is registered on the registered nurse register,
	(b)	has visiting student status in a nurse practitioner education 
program approved by the Council, and
	(c)	is supervised by a regulated member authorized to perform 
those restricted activities.
(6)  A student in a health services program of studies, other than an 
approved nursing program, who is authorized by an enactment to 
perform a restricted activity set out in section 15(1) or (3) is permitted 
to perform that restricted activity under the supervision of a regulated 
member who is authorized to perform that restricted activity.
(7)  Supervision under this section must be carried out in accordance 
with the standards for supervision of students adopted by the Council 
in accordance with the bylaws and section 133 of the Act.
Non-regulated persons, supervision
18(1)  A person who is not referred to in section 4(1)(a) of Schedule 
7.1 to the Government Organization Act is permitted to perform the 
restricted activity of inserting and removing instruments, devices, 
fingers and hands beyond the labia majora and anal verge under 
supervision by a regulated member but only if that person
	(a)	has the consent of, and is being supervised in accordance 
with subsection (2) by, a regulated member while performing 
the restricted activity, and
	(b)	is engaged in providing health services to another person.
(2)  When a regulated member supervises a person referred to in 
subsection (1) performing a restricted activity, the regulated member 
must
	(a)	be authorized to perform the restricted activity being 
performed,
	(b)	supervise the person who is performing the restricted activity 
by being available for consultation while that person is 
performing the restricted activity, and
	(c)	comply with the standards approved by the Council 
governing the provision of supervision by regulated members 
of persons performing restricted activities pursuant to section 
4(1)(b) of Schedule 7.1 to the Government Organization Act.
Continuing Competence
Program
19(1)  As part of the continuing competence program, regulated 
members must
	(a)	complete, in each membership year, a reflective practice 
review, in a form satisfactory to the Competence Committee, 
and
	(b)	meet the renewal requirements of section 21(1)(d) and (3).
(2)  A reflective practice review includes
	(a)	a personal assessment of the member's own nursing practice 
against the Nursing Practice Standards adopted by the 
Council in accordance with the bylaws and section 133 of the 
Act or any other criteria approved by the Competence 
Committee,
	(b)	the development and implementation of a written learning 
plan which follows from the member's assessment of that 
member's practice,
	(c)	a written evaluation of the result of the learning pursuant to 
the plan in clause (b) on the member's practice, and
	(d)	feedback regarding the regulated member's nursing practice 
obtained by the regulated member.
(3)  A reflective practice review must be completed in each 
membership year and be retained by the regulated member for 5 
membership years from the end of the membership year in which the 
reflective practice review was completed.
(4)  On the request of the Competence Committee, a regulated member 
must provide satisfactory evidence of having met the requirements of 
subsections (1) and (2), in each membership year of the 5 membership 
years preceding the request.
(5)  If the results of a review of the evidence submitted under 
subsection (4) are unsatisfactory, the Competence Committee must 
direct a regulated member to undertake one or more of the following:
	(a)	to complete specific continuing competence program 
requirements or professional development activities within a 
specified time period;
	(b)	to report to the Competence Committee on specified matters 
related to the continuing competence program requirements;
	(c)	to correct any problems identified in the reflective practice 
review.
Practice visits
20(1)  A person or persons appointed under section 11 of the Act are 
authorized to carry out practice visits and may, for the purpose of 
assessing continuing competence, select individual regulated members 
for a practice visit based on criteria developed by the Competence 
Committee and approved by the Council.
(2)  If the results of a practice visit are unsatisfactory, the Competence 
Committee may direct a regulated member to undertake one or more of 
the following:
	(a)	to complete specific continuing competence program 
requirements or professional development activities within a 
specified time period;
	(b)	to report to the Competence Committee on specified matters 
on specified dates;
	(c)	to correct any problems identified in the practice visit;
	(d)	to complete any other activity required to be completed by 
the Competence Committee.
Practice Permit
Renewal requirements
21(1)  A regulated member applying for renewal of that member's 
practice permit must provide evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of
	(a)	completing the continuing competence program 
requirements,
	(b)	good character and reputation as set out in section 11,
	(c)	the regulated member's fitness to practise, and
	(d)	within the previous 5 membership years, completing
	(i)	1125 hours of registered nursing practice,
	(ii)	a degree or a nursing program satisfactory to the 
Registrar, or
	(iii)	a nursing refresher program satisfactory to the Council.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), a regulated member who does not meet the 
requirements of subsection (1) may instead meet any other 
requirements, as determined by the Registration Committee.
(3)  A regulated member who is a nurse practitioner must, in addition 
to the requirements of subsection (1), provide evidence satisfactory to 
the Registrar of 600 hours of nurse practitioner practice within the 
previous 2 membership years.
(4)  Despite subsection (3), a nurse practitioner who does not meet the 
requirements of subsection (3) may instead meet any other 
requirements, as determined by the Registration Committee.
Conditions
22   When issuing a practice permit, the Registrar may impose 
conditions, including, but not limited to, the following:
	(a)	practising under supervision;
	(b)	limiting the practice to specified professional services or to 
specified areas of the practice of registered nursing;
	(c)	refraining from performing specified restricted activities.
Alternative Complaint Resolution
Referral to ACR
23   When the Complaints Director considers whether to make the 
referral under section 58 of the Act to an alternative complaint 
resolution process, the Complaints Director must consider the 
guidelines approved by the Council.
ACR conductor
24   If the Complaints Director considers, under section 23, that a 
referral is appropriate and the complainant and the 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
25(1)  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 before proceeding with the alternative 
complaint resolution process.
(2)  The agreement must include
	(a)	the scope of the process, which may include agreeing to 
address part of the complaint through separate processes,
	(b)	who will participate in the process,
	(c)	the person or persons who will conduct the process and 
whether that person is to act as mediator, facilitator or 
conciliator or in some other capacity,
	(d)	how the process may be terminated and by whom,
	(e)	the participation and role of the College,
	(f)	any time frames for progress or completion of the process, 
and
	(g)	any other terms that are considered appropriate.
Confidentiality
26   The complainant and the investigated person must, subject to 
sections 59 and 60 of the Act, agree to treat all information shared 
during the process as confidential.
Reinstatement
Application
27(1)  A person whose registration and practice permit have been 
cancelled under Part 4 of the Act may apply in writing to the 
Complaints Director to have the registration and practice permit 
reinstated.
(2)  An applicant must include in the application
	(a)	the applicant's home address and telephone number, and 
	(b)	actions that the applicant has taken since the cancellation.
(3)  An application under subsection (1) may not be made earlier than
	(a)	2 years after the cancellation, or
	(b)	2 years after the refusal of an application for reinstatement.
Review process
28(1)  The Complaints Director must, on receipt of an application 
under section 27, refer it to the Hearings Director and the Hearings 
Director must select a Reinstatement Review Committee, in 
accordance with the bylaws, to hold a hearing in respect of the 
application.
(2)  The Hearings Director must provide to the person making the 
application, at least 30 days before the date of the hearing, written 
notice of the time and place of the hearing.
(3)  The hearing must be held within 90 days from the date the 
Hearings Director selects a Reinstatement Review Committee under 
subsection (1), unless
	(a)	the Hearings Director has not been able to serve the applicant 
under subsection (2), or
	(b)	the applicant and Complaints Director agree otherwise.
Hearing
29(1)  The hearing is open to the public unless the Reinstatement 
Review Committee determines on its own motion or on application by 
any person that the hearing or part of it should be in private because
	(a)	of probable prejudice to a civil action or a prosecution of an 
offence,
	(b)	of concern for the safety of the person or the public,
	(c)	the non-disclosure of a person's confidential, personal, 
property acquisition or financial information outweighs the 
desirability of having the reinstatement hearing open to the 
public, or
	(d)	of other reasons satisfactory to the Reinstatement Review 
Committee.
(2)  The applicant must present evidence of the actions taken since the 
cancellation.
(3)  The Complaints Director or a person that the Complaints Director 
designates may appear at the hearing on behalf of the College to 
present evidence, including a copy of the decision and the portions, 
that the Complaints Director considers relevant, of the record of the 
hearing at which the applicant's registration and practice permit were 
cancelled and any other relevant information from the hearing, and to 
make submissions respecting the application.
(4)  The following may be represented by legal counsel at the hearing:
	(a)	the Reinstatement Review Committee;
	(b)	the applicant;
	(c)	the Complaints Director or a person designated under 
subsection (3).
(5)  Evidence may be given before the Reinstatement Review 
Committee in any manner that it considers appropriate and it is not 
bound by the rules of law respecting evidence applicable to judicial 
hearings.
Deliberations
30(1)  In making its decision, the Reinstatement Review Committee 
must
	(a)	consider the decision that is the subject of the review and any 
relevant portions of the record of the hearing at which the 
applicant's registration and practice permit were cancelled, 
and
	(b)	consider whether the applicant is fit to practise nursing and 
does not pose a risk to public safety.
(2)  The Reinstatement Review Committee must, within 60 days after 
completing the hearing, make one or more of the following orders:
	(a)	an order denying the application;
	(b)	an order directing the Registrar to reinstate the applicant's 
registration and practice permit, subject to the applicant 
meeting the requirements for registration;
	(c)	an order directing the Registrar to impose conditions on the 
applicant's practice permit;
	(d)	an order directing the applicant to pay any or all of the 
College's expenses incurred in respect of the application as 
calculated in accordance with the bylaws;
	(e)	any other order that the Reinstatement Review Committee 
considers necessary for the protection of the public.
Decision
31(1)  The Reinstatement Review Committee must provide reasons to 
the applicant for the order it makes under section 30.
(2)  The Reinstatement Review Committee's decision under section 30 
is final.
Access to decision
32   The Reinstatement Review Committee may order that a decision 
under section 30 be publicized in a manner it considers appropriate.
Information
Providing information
33(1)  A regulated member must provide the following information in 
addition to that required under section 33(3) of the Act when there is a 
change to the information or at the request of the Registrar:
	(a)	home address and telephone number;
	(b)	full legal name and previous names as applicable;
	(c)	date of birth and gender;
	(d)	the name of the employers or agencies where the member 
provides professional services as a paid or unpaid employee, 
consultant, contractor or volunteer and the addresses of the 
locations where the professional services are provided;
	(e)	number of practice hours in previous membership year;
	(f)	name of educational institution and year of graduation from a 
nursing program;
	(g)	information required for reciprocal or federal, provincial or 
territorial health workforce planning data sharing or research 
agreements.
(2)  Subject to section 34(1) of the Act, the College may release the 
information collected under subsection (1)
	(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.
Correcting information
34   The Registrar may correct or remove any information in the 
register if the Registrar determines it is incorrect or inaccurate or add 
information required by the bylaws or for proper administration.
Section 119 information
35   The College must disclose the following information referred to in 
section 119(4) of the Act as follows:
	(a)	information on cancellation of practice permits and on 
practice permits with conditions for as long as the 
cancellation or conditions are in effect;
	(b)	information from the record of a hearing under Part 4 of the 
Act for 5 years after the date the record was created;
	(c)	information as to whether a hearing is scheduled to be held or 
has been held under Part 4 of the Act in respect of a regulated 
member until the hearing is completed.
Transitional Provisions, Repeals  
and Coming into Force
Transitional
36   On the coming into force of this Regulation, a registered member 
described in section 6 of Schedule 24 to the Act is deemed to be 
entered on the regulated members register in the register category that 
the Registrar considers appropriate.
Repeals
37   The following regulations are repealed:
	(a)	Registration Regulation (AR 453/83);
	(b)	General Regulation (AR 454/83);
	(c)	Certified Graduate Nurse Regulation (AR 455/83);
	(d)	Code of Ethics Regulation (AR 456/83);
	(e)	Regulation and By-law Approval Regulation (AR 355/83);
	(f)	Nursing Profession Extended Practice Roster Regulation 
(AR 16/99).
Coming into force
38   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
Schedule 24 to the Health Professions Act.


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Alberta Regulation 233/2005
Municipal Government Act
QUALIFICATIONS OF ASSESSOR REGULATION
Filed: November 28, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:155/05) 
on November 21, 2005 pursuant to section 322(a) of the Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Qualifications of assessor
	3	Report by assessor
	4	Repeal
	5	Expiry
	6	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Municipal Government Act;
	(b)	"Assessment Quality Minister's Guidelines" has the meaning 
given to it in the Matters Relating to Assessment and 
Taxation Regulation (AR 220/2004).
Qualifications of assessor
2   No person is eligible to be an assessor within the meaning of 
section 284(1)(d) of the Act unless the person
	(a)	is registered as an accredited municipal assessor of Alberta 
(AMAA) under the Municipal Assessor Regulation 
(AR 84/94),
	(b)	holds the designation Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE) 
issued by the International Association of Assessing Officers,
	(c)	holds the designation Accredited Appraiser Canadian 
Institute (AACI) issued by the Appraisal Institute of Canada, 
or
	(d)	has qualifications or experience or a combination of 
qualifications and experience that, in the opinion of the 
Minister, is equivalent to one or more of the qualifications 
referred to in clauses (a) to (c).
Report by assessor
3   A person appointed as a designated officer to carry out the duties 
and responsibilities of an assessor under the Act on behalf of a 
municipality must declare to the Minister, annually in accordance with 
the Assessment Quality Minister's Guidelines, the person's name and 
qualifications to carry out those duties and responsibilities.
Repeal
4   The Qualifications of Assessor Regulation (AR 54/99) is repealed.
Expiry
5   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 May 31, 2012.
Coming into force
6   This Regulation comes into force on January 31, 2006.


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Alberta Regulation 234/2005
Provincial Parks Act
PROVINCIAL PARKS GENERAL (2005) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 28, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Community Development 
(M.O. 36/05) on November 21, 2005 pursuant to section 12 of the Provincial Parks 
Act. 
1   The General Regulation (AR 102/85) is amended by this 
Regulation.

2   Section 15 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (3):
(4)  Subsection (2) does not apply to a guide dog used by a person in 
accordance with the Blind Persons' Rights Act.

3   Section 16 is amended by striking out "having custody or 
control of an animal shall bring the animal" and substituting "shall 
bring an animal other than a guide dog used by a person in accordance 
with the Blind Persons' Rights Act".

4   Section 50 is amended by striking out "2005" and 
substituting "2012".



Alberta Regulation 235/2005
Public Sector Pension Plans Act
PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS (LEGISLATIVE  
PROVISIONS) (LAPP-PSPP PORTABILITY ARRANGEMENTS, 
ETC.) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 557/2005) 
on November 30, 2005 pursuant to section 6 and Schedules 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6, section 12 
of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act. 
1   The Public Sector Pension Plans (Legislative Provisions) 
Regulation (AR 365/93) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 13(3) is amended by striking out "2005" and 
substituting "2006".

3   Part 2 is amended by adding the following after the 
heading "Transfers Between Plans":
Portability arrangements between 
LAPP and PSPP
16.15(1)  Pursuant to section 12(g.1) of Schedules 1 and 2 to the 
Act (and as distinct from the powers conferred by section 84 of the 
plans' plan rules), the Minister may by order establish portability 
arrangements between the Local Authorities Pension Plan and the 
Public Service Pension Plan, after consulting with the pension 
boards for those plans, for the purpose of enabling the transfer of 
pension entitlements from one plan to the other with respect to an 
identified group of persons.
(2)  An order under subsection (1) is to be treated as incorporated 
by reference in this Part.


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Alberta Regulation 236/2005
Securities Act
SECURITIES AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 558/2005) 
on November 30, 2005 pursuant to section 223 of the Securities Act. 
1   The Securities Regulation (AR 115/95) is amended by 
this Regulation.

2   The Schedule is amended
	(a)	in section 5 by repealing subsection (1) and 
substituting the following:
5(1)  Subject to subsection (2), a report of exempt distribution 
required to be filed in connection with the use of an exemption 
from the prospectus requirements under Alberta securities laws 
shall be accompanied by a fee equal to $100 and the amount, if 
any, by which,
	(a)	in the case of a money market mutual fund, 0.02% of 
the net proceeds,
	(b)	in the case of any other mutual fund, 0.02% of the gross 
proceeds, or
	(c)	in any other case, 0.025% of the gross proceeds
realized in Alberta by the issuer or selling security holder from 
the distribution in respect of which the report of exempt 
distribution is filed exceeds $100.
	(b)	in section 6(1) by striking out "sections 86(1)(o) and 
131(1)(h) of the Act" and substituting "section 2.1 of NI 
45-106";
	(c)	by repealing section 9 and substituting the 
following:
9(1)  The annual financial statements filed by or on behalf of a 
reporting issuer for the purpose of annual continuous disclosure 
shall be accompanied by a fee of
	(a)	$2000, if the reporting issuer has filed in any 
jurisdiction of Canada a notice declaring its intention to 
be qualified to file a short form prospectus under 
NI 44-101, or
	(b)	$250, in all other cases.
(2)  If a reporting issuer has paid the fee referred to in subsection 
(1)(b) but subsequently files, in any jurisdiction of Canada, a 
notice declaring its intention to be qualified to file a short form 
prospectus under NI 44-101, the reporting issuer shall pay to the 
Commission an additional fee of $1750 concurrently with the 
filing of the notice.
(3)  In addition to the fee payable under subsection (1), annual 
financial statements filed outside the prescribed time period by or 
on behalf of a reporting issuer for the purpose of annual 
continuous disclosure shall be accompanied by a fee of $100.

3   This Regulation comes into force on December 30, 2005.


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Alberta Regulation 237/2005
Gas Utilities Act
DESIGNATION REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 559/2005) 
on November 30, 2005 pursuant to sections 26 and 27 of the Gas Utilities Act.
1   Sections 26 and 27 of the Gas Utilities Act apply to the following 
owners of gas utilities:
	(a)	AltaGas Utilities Inc.;
	(b)	AltaGas Utility Holdings Inc.;
	(c)	ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd.;
	(d)	Canadian Utilities Limited;
	(e)	CU Inc.

2   The Designation Regulation (AR 104/2000) is repealed.

3   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 November 30, 2015.



Alberta Regulation 238/2005
Natural Gas Price Protection Act
NATURAL GAS PRICE PROTECTION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 560/2005) 
on November 30, 2005 pursuant to section 7 of the Natural Gas Price Protection Act. 
1   The Natural Gas Price Protection Regulation 
(AR 157/2001) is amended by this Regulation.



2   Section 1 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (h.1)(ii) by adding "subject to subsection 
(4)," before "in the case of an agricultural consumer,";
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (3):
(4)  For the 12-month period from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 
2006, an agricultural consumer, whether or not the agricultural 
consumer made an election referred to in subsection 
(1)(h.1)(ii)(A) may elect to include one further month during 
that period, which election must be made by notice in writing 
to the Minister, not later than August 31, 2006.

3   Section 2 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (1):
(1.1)  Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), when any of the gas 
cost recovery rates or gas cost flow-through rates, as the case may 
be, for marketable gas approved by the Alberta Energy and 
Utilities Board in respect of a particular calendar month for the gas 
distributors referred to in subsection (1) or their default supply 
providers is more than $12.00/GJ, the Alberta Price in respect of 
that month is the highest of those rates.
(1.2)  Subsection (1.1) applies with respect to the determination of 
the Alberta Price after November 2005.

4   Section 20(1) is amended by striking out "or" after clause 
(a), by adding "or" after clause (b) and by adding the 
following after clause (b):
	(c)	accept documents from an eligible consumer up to 2 years 
after a time referred to in section 9(6.2) or 16(2) if the 
required documents were provided by the vendor after that 
time.

5   Schedule 2 is amended
	(a)	in Note 2 by striking out "calculated under Note 1" and 
substituting "referred to in Row 4";
	(b)	by adding the following at the end of the Schedule:
The amount of rebate payable under Parts 2 and 3 of the 
Regulation for the months of October, November and 
December, 2005, and for the month of January, 2006, may, for 
classes of consumers determined by the Minister of Energy, be 
increased by such amount determined by the Minister of 
Energy.


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Alberta Regulation 239/2005
Municipal Government Act
CAPITAL REGION ASSESSMENT SERVICES COMMISSION 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 571/2005) 
on November 30, 2005 pursuant to section 602.02 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Capital Region Assessment Services Commission 
Regulation (AR 77/96) is amended by this Regulation.

2   The Schedule is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Schedule   
		The Summer Village of Argentia Beach
		The Town of Barrhead
		The Town of Devon
		The Summer Village of Edmonton Beach
		The City of Fort Saskatchewan
		The Summer Village of Grandview
		The Summer Village of Larkspur
		The Town of Mayerthorpe
		The Town of Millet
		The Summer Village of Norris Beach
		The Village of Onoway
		The Summer Village of Poplar Bay
		The Town of Redwater
		The Village of Sangudo
		The Summer Village of Seba Beach
		The Summer Village of Silver Beach
		The Summer Village of Silver Sands
		The Town of Stony Plain
		The Village of Waskatenau

3   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2006.


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Alberta Regulation 240/2005
Municipal Government Act
EQUALIZED ASSESSMENT VARIANCE REGULATION, 2006
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 572/2005) 
on November 30, 2005 pursuant to section 603 of the Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definition
	2	Variations of equalized assessment
	3	Prohibition of appeal
	4	Repeal
	5	Expiry
	6	Coming into force
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Municipal Government Act.
Variations of equalized assessment
2   In any year, the Minister may, by order, vary the equalized 
assessment prepared for a municipality under Part 9, Division 5 of the 
Act for the purposes of school requisitions required by and under 
sections 164 and 174 of the School Act.
Prohibition of appeal
3   Where the Minister varies an equalized assessment under section 2, 
the Municipal Government Board has no jurisdiction under section 
488(1) of the Act to hear an appeal relating to the varied equalized 
assessment.
Repeal
4   The Equalized Assessment Variance Regulation, 2003 
(AR 364/2003) is repealed.
Expiry
5   This Regulation, being made under section 603(1) of the Act, will 
be repealed by and as provided for in section 603(2) of the Act.
Coming into force
6   This Regulation comes into force on December 31, 2005.


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Alberta Regulation 241/2005
Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Act
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 573/2005) 
on November 30, 2005 pursuant to section 25 of the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims 
Act. 
1   The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Regulation 
(AR 189/98) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 9 is amended by striking out "January 31, 2006" 
and substituting "November 30, 2007".



Alberta Regulation 242/2005
School Act
BOARD OF REFERENCE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 574/2005) 
on November 30, 2005 pursuant to section 140 of the School Act. 
1   The Board of Reference Regulation (AR 93/98) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The title of the Regulation is repealed and the following 
is substituted:
Board of Reference Fees Regulation

3   Section 1 is amended
	(a)	in clause (a)(i) by striking out "$150" and 
substituting "$250";
	(b)	in clause (a)(ii)
	(i)	by striking out "$200" and substituting "$250";
	(ii)	by striking out "but excluding preparation for the 
hearing, to a maximum of $2500";
	(c)	in clause (b) by striking out "$200" and substituting 
"$250";
	(d)	by repealing clause (c) and substituting the 
following:
	(c)	$250 per hour for time cumulatively spent in 
preparation for the hearing and in writing the decision;
	(e)	in clause (d) by striking out ", to a maximum of $700".

4   Section 5 is amended by striking out "October 31, 2008" 
and substituting "October 31, 2013".



Alberta Regulation 243/2005
Livestock Industry Diversification Act
LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY DIVERSIFICATION 
(PRINCIPAL) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 555/2005) 
on November 30, 2005 pursuant to section 33 of the Livestock Industry 
Diversification Act. 
1   The Livestock Industry Diversification (Principal) 
Regulation (AR 255/91) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 2 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by striking out "1(1)(f)" and 
substituting "1(1)(d.1)";
	(b)		in subsection (2) by striking out "1(1)(f)" and 
substituting "1(3)".

3   Section 3 is amended
	(a)		by striking out "game-production animals" and 
substituting "domestic cervids";
	(b)		in clause (a) by striking out "entire antlers" and 
substituting "velvet antler or hard antler with the skull or 
the skull plate, or both, attached";
	(c)	by adding the following after clause (a):
	(a.1)	cut hard antler;
	(d)		by adding the following after clause (b):
	(b.1)	semen, ova or embryos;
	(e)	in clause (d) by adding "or death from natural causes" 
after "slaughter".

4   Section 5 is repealed.

5   This Regulation comes into force on December 1, 2005.



Alberta Regulation 244/2005
Livestock Industry Diversification Act
LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY DIVERSIFICATION 
(MINISTERIAL) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural 
Development (M.O. 15/05) on November 15, 2005 pursuant to section 34 of the 
Livestock Industry Diversification Act. 
1   The Livestock Industry Diversification (Ministerial) 
Regulation (AR 256/91) is amended by sections 2 to 17 of 
this Regulation.



2   Section 1(1) is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "game-production animal" 
and substituting "domestic cervid";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "in the velvet stage" and 
substituting "at less than 100 days of growth".

3   The following is added after section 1:
Interpretation - domesticated condition
1.1   There are no circumstances or purposes prescribed by the 
Minister for the purposes of section 1(3) of the Act.
Delegation of operator powers and duties
1.2(1)  An operator may delegate to an individual whom the 
operator has placed in charge of the farm in the operator's 
temporary absence any specific powers or duties conferred or 
imposed on the operator by any provision of the Act or this 
Regulation except the killing of a domestic cervid pursuant to
	(a)	section 22(1)(b) of the Act, or
	(b)	section 10 (to effect a sale authorized by section 23 of 
the Act).
(2)  Nothing in subsection (1) relieves the operator from any 
liability imposed by the Act or this Regulation.

4   Section 2(2)(a) is amended by striking out "a further 
administration fee" and substituting "a fee for administration".
5   Section 3 is amended by striking out "set out in Schedule 1" 
and substituting "required by the Director".

6   The following is added before section 4:
Dates for registration and identification
3.1   The dates prescribed for the purposes of section 11(2) of the 
Act are,
	(a)	in respect of elk, the end of the calendar year in which 
the progeny was born, and
	(b)	in respect of animals other than elk, the end of March 
following its birth.

7   Section 6 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the 
following:
Other identification provisions
6(1)  Where an ear-tag becomes separated from a present or 
prospective domestic cervid or is otherwise lost, the operator 
shall notify the Director of that fact within 7 days of 
discovery of the separation or loss and the Director, on being 
satisfied that the separation or loss has occurred, shall provide 
the operator with a replacement tag in the form decided by 
the Director.
	(b)	by repealing subsections (3) and (4).

8   Section 7 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (2)(a) by striking out "game-production 
animals" and substituting "domestic cervids";
	(b)	by repealing subsection (3).

9   The following is added after section 7:
Exit from Farm
Exceptions to s15(1) of the Act
7.1   The exceptions prescribed for the purposes of section 15(1) of 
the Act are where
	(a)	an animal is taken to a veterinary clinic for veterinary 
treatment, and
	(b)	an animal that is not yet weaned is taken to another farm 
for the purpose of facilitating its bottle feeding.

10   Sections 8 and 9 are repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Records
8   An operator shall, in respect of present and prospective 
domestic cervids on the farm, keep up-to-date records, in the form 
required by the Director, of all acquisitions and dispositions, 
including births and deaths, and shall keep all receipts evidencing, 
or any other written evidence of, any such transactions or events.
Reports
9(1)  An operator shall submit to the Director a completed report 
itemizing farm inventories in the form provided by the Director,
	(a)	in the case of elk, as of the end of the calendar year, on 
or before January 31 in the following year,
	(b)	in the case of all other animals, as of the end of March, 
on or before April 30 following,
	(c)	in the case of a farm referred to in section 7(2), on or 
before March 31 in each year, and
	(d)	in the case of velvet antler, on or before October 31 in 
each year.
(2)  Where there is any change in the farm inventory previously 
reported under this section, the operator shall report the change to 
the Director within 30 days after the change.

11   Sections 10, 11 and 11.1 are repealed and the following 
is substituted:
Permitted slaughter
10   The circumstances prescribed for the purposes of section 
22(1)(c) of the Act are where the killing is reasonably incidental to 
the operation of a domestic cervid production farm and the operator 
kills the domestic cervid on the farm for the purpose of enabling 
that operator to effect a sale authorized by section 23 of the Act.
Humaneness of killing
11   Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, a person who is 
authorized by the Act or this Regulation to kill an animal shall do 
so in a humane manner.

12   Section 12 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)
	(i)	by striking out "game production animal" and 
substituting "domestic cervid";
	(ii)	in clause (b)
	(A)	by striking out "appropriate industry 
association" and substituting "Alberta Elk 
Commission";
	(B)	by striking out "game production animals" and 
substituting "domestic cervids";
	(b)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	by adding "humanely" after "removed";
	(ii)	by striking out "Elk Association" and substituting 
"Elk Commission";
	(c)		by repealing subsection (3) and substituting the 
following:
(3)  An operator referred to in subsection (1)(b) shall comply 
with all the terms and conditions of the certification referred to 
in that clause or on which that certification was given.

13   Sections 13 and 14 are repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Tagging of antler
13(1)  A person removing velvet antler from a domestic cervid 
shall ensure that that antler
	(a)	is immediately tagged with a tag approved or provided 
by the Director for that purpose in a manner acceptable 
to the Director, and
	(b)	remains so tagged until the time specified in subsection 
(3) or until that person lawfully ceases to be in 
possession of the antler, whichever event occurs first.
(2)  A person who comes into possession of hard antler removed 
from a domestic cervid with the skull or the skull plate, or both, 
attached shall ensure that that antler
	(a)	is immediately tagged with a tag approved or provided 
by the Director for that purpose in a manner acceptable 
to the Director, and
	(b)	remains so tagged until the time specified in subsection 
(3) or until that person lawfully ceases to be in 
possession of the antler, whichever event occurs first.
(3)  A person shall not remove a tag affixed in accordance with 
subsection (1) or (2) before the antler
	(a)	is exported from Alberta, or
	(b)	is lawfully altered by a licensed operator who is 
specifically authorized by the licence to alter the antler 
in the manner specified on the licence,
whichever occurs first.
(4)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), cut hard antler is not required 
to be tagged under that subsection.

14   Section 14.1 is amended
	(a)	by striking out "An operator who processes antlers 
referred to in section 14" and substituting "A person who 
processes velvet antler that is required to be tagged under 
section 13";
	(b)		in clause (d) by striking out "of a design acceptable to 
the Director".

15   Section 15 is amended
	(a)	by striking out "August" and substituting "October";
	(b)	by repealing subsection (2).

16   Sections 16 and 17 and the heading before section 16 
are repealed.

17   Schedules 1 and 2 are repealed.
18   Section 6(2) of the Meat Inspection Regulation 
(AR 42/2003) is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by adding ", except a present or prospective 
domestic cervid within the meaning of the Livestock Industry 
Diversification Act" after "game";
	(b)	in clause (b) by adding "(including cervids referred to in 
clause (a))" after "animals".

19   This Regulation comes into force on December 1, 2005.


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Alberta Regulation 245/2005
Fair Trading Act
CREDIT AND PERSONAL REPORTS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Government Services 
(M.O. C010/2005) on November 29, 2005 pursuant to section 51 of the Fair Trading 
Act. 
1   The Credit and Personal Reports Regulation (AR 193/99) 
is amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added before section 2:
Definitions
1.1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Fair Trading Act;
	(b)	"credit information" includes information about an 
individual's occupation, current and previous 
employers, places of employment, place or places of 
residence, marital status, spouse's or adult 
interdependent partner's name and age, number of 
dependants, educational or professional qualifications, 
estimated income, paying habits, outstanding debt 
obligations, fines, restitution orders, cost of living 
obligations and assets;
	(c)	"report" means a written, oral or other communication 
of credit information or personal information, or both, 
pertaining to an individual;
	(d)	"reporting agency" means a person who carries on the 
activity of furnishing reports for gain or profit or on a 
reciprocal non-profit basis.

3   Section 2 is repealed.

4   The following is added after section 2:
Contents of reports
2.1   A reporting agency may include information in its reports 
only if
	(a)	the information is
	(i)	stored in a form capable of being provided clearly and 
accurately to the individual who is the subject of the 
information or the individual's representative, and
	(ii)	collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the 
Personal Information Protection Act and the Personal 
Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act 
(Canada),
	(b)	the information is extracted from information appearing in 
files stored or collected in a repository located in Canada, 
regardless of whether the information was obtained from a 
source outside Canada,
	(c)	the name and address of the source of the information is 
recorded or retained in its files, or can be readily ascertained 
by the individual who is the subject of the information, and
	(d)	the information is based on the most reliable evidence 
reasonably available.

5   The following is added after section 3:
Disclosure to an individual
3.1(1)  Subject to subsections (2), (6) and (7), a reporting agency 
must,
	(a)	at the written request of an individual or the individual's 
representative and during normal business hours, clearly 
and accurately disclose to the individual or 
representative
	(i)	the nature and substance of all information in the 
file respecting that individual at the date of the 
request,
	(ii)	the sources of the information, unless the sources 
are readily ascertainable, and
	(iii)	the names of the recipients of any report respecting 
the individual that it has furnished within the 
preceding 6 months,
			and
	(b)	at the written request of an individual or the individual's 
representative, provide copies of any written report 
furnished within the preceding 6 months respecting that 
individual or, where the report was oral, written 
particulars of the contents of the oral report.
(2)  A reporting agency
	(a)	must, on a request submitted under subsection (1)(a), 
furnish a report or otherwise disclose the information 
referred to in that subsection to an individual or the 
individual's representative once each year at no charge,
	(b)	may establish a reasonable fee for furnishing additional 
reports or making additional disclosure on request under 
subsection (1)(a) in the same year to an individual or the 
individual's representative, and
	(c)	may establish a reasonable fee to furnish copies of a 
report or the written particulars of the contents of a 
report referred to in subsection (1)(b) to an individual or 
the individual's representative.
(3)  A reporting agency may refuse to disclose or supply 
information referred to in subsection (1) to an individual or the 
individual's representative if the reporting agency does not receive 
the fee established under subsection (2)(b) or (c).
(4)  When a reporting agency makes a disclosure or provides 
copies of particulars under subsection (1), the reporting agency 
must inform the individual or the individual's representative of the 
individual's right to explain or protest any information contained 
in the reporting agency's file and the manner in which an 
explanation or protest may be made.
(5)  Every reporting agency must have properly trained staff 
available and accessible to explain to the individual any 
information furnished to the individual or the individual's 
representative.
(6)  The reporting agency must permit the individual or the 
individual's representative to make an abstract of any information 
disclosed under this section.
(7)  Before disclosing an individual's file to the individual, the 
reporting agency must require the individual to submit 
identification, and the reporting agency must
	(a)	disclose the file if reasonable identification is submitted, 
and
	(b)	refuse to disclose the file if reasonable identification is 
not provided.
(8)  Before disclosing an individual's file to the individual's 
representative, the reporting agency must require the representative 
to submit identification and proof that the person is the individual's 
representative, and the reporting agency must
	(a)	disclose the file if reasonable identification and proof 
are submitted, and
	(b)	refuse to disclose the file if reasonable identification or 
proof is not provided.
(9)  No reporting agency may require an individual or the 
individual's representative to give any undertaking or to waive or 
release any right as a condition of obtaining access to the 
individual's file and the disclosure of information under this 
section.
Explanation by individual
3.2(1)  An explanation or additional information provided by an 
individual to a reporting agency under section 47 of the Act must 
be in writing and of not more than 100 words.
(2)  The explanation or additional information referred to in 
subsection (1) must be included in every report furnished by the 
reporting agency respecting the individual who provided it.
(3)  The explanation or additional information referred to in 
subsection (1)
	(a)	may be removed from the individual's file at any time at 
the request of the individual, and
	(b)	must be removed by the reporting agency 6 years after 
the date on which it was placed on the individual's file, 
unless removed sooner at the request of the individual.
Correction of errors
3.3(1)  When an individual disputes the accuracy or completeness 
of any information referring to the individual in the individual's 
file maintained by a reporting agency, the individual may file with 
the reporting agency a written statement of protest of not more 
than 100 words.
(2)  When a statement of protest is filed, the reporting agency must 
use its best efforts to check the accuracy and completeness of all 
the information disputed and must, within 45 days after the filing 
of the statement, report to the individual in writing regarding the 
confirmation, correction, supplementing or deletion of the 
information in the individual's file in accordance with good 
practice under the Personal Information Protection Act.
(3)  The statement of protest referred to in subsection (1) must be 
included in every report furnished by the reporting agency 
respecting the individual until the information contained in it has 
been confirmed, corrected, supplemented or deleted.
(4)  When a reporting agency confirms, corrects, supplements or 
deletes information under subsection (2), the reporting agency 
must provide a copy of the most recent credit report showing the 
confirmation, correction, supplementing or deletion to
	(a)	the individual, and
	(b)	unless otherwise requested by the individual, every 
person to whom a report based on the unamended file 
was given within 6 months before the correction, 
supplement or deletion is made.

6   Section 4 is amended
	(a)	by renumbering it as section 4(1);
	(b)	in subsection (1) by striking out "Notwithstanding 
section 45(3)(a) of the Act, the" and substituting "The";
	(c)	by adding the following after subsection (1):
(2)  A reporting agency must not include the following 
information about an individual in a report:
	(a)	unfavourable personal information, unless the reporting 
agency has corroborating evidence of the unfavourable 
personal information, and the corroborating evidence is 
noted with and accompanies the unfavourable personal 
information;
	(b)	unfavourable information about a debt if more than 6 
years has elapsed since the date of the last payment on 
that debt or the date the debt was incurred, whichever is 
later;
	(c)	information about a judgment more than 6 years after 
the judgment was given, unless the creditor or the 
creditor's agent confirms that the judgment remains 
unpaid in whole or in part, and the confirmation appears 
in the file;
	(d)	information about the bankruptcy of an individual more 
than 6 years after the date the individual was last 
discharged from bankruptcy, unless the individual has 
been bankrupt more than once;
	(e)	information about charges against the individual under 
any federal, provincial or territorial law unless the 
charges resulted in conviction;
	(f)	information about a conviction of the individual for 
offences against a law of any jurisdiction more than 6 
years after the date of conviction or, where the 
conviction resulted in imprisonment, after the date of 
release or parole, and in no case may information about 
a conviction be reported if the individual has been 
granted a pardon;
	(g)	information given orally, unless the content of the oral 
report is noted in writing in the file;
	(h)	any other information adverse to the individual's 
interest that is more than 6 years old, unless the 
information is voluntarily supplied by the individual to 
the reporting agency;
	(i)	information about the race, creed, colour, ancestry, 
ethnic origin, religion or political affiliation of an 
individual;
	(j)	information about the payment or non-payment of a 
lawfully imposed fine more than 6 years after the fine 
was imposed;
	(k)	information about a court action or court proceeding 
more than 12 months after the commencement of the 
court action or court proceeding unless the current 
status of the action or proceeding has been ascertained 
and is included in the report.

7   Section 5 is amended by striking out "3 or 4" and 
substituting "2.1, 3, 3.1, 3.3 or 4".

8   Section 6 is amended by striking out "2008" and 
substituting "2015".

9   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into 
force of the Fair Trading Amendment Act, 2005.


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Alberta Regulation 246/2005
Fair Trading Act
ENERGY MARKETING REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Government Services (M.O. 
C:013/2005) on November 30, 2005 pursuant to sections 105(1), 139 and 162(2) of 
the Fair Trading Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Non-application
Part 1 
Licensing
	3	Class of licence
	4	Term
	5	Licence fee
	6	Security
	7	General Licensing and Security Regulation
	8	Duty to provide identification card
Part 2 
Marketing Contract
	9	Non-application
	10	Duties relating to documentation
	11	Marketer bound by marketing contract
Part 3 
Internet Marketing Contract
	12	Duties relating to documentation
	13	Marketer bound by Internet marketing contract
Part 4 
General
	14	Term of marketing contract
	15	Energy marketing contract templates
	16	Marketing contract renewal
	17	Automatic marketing contract renewals
	18	Collection of fees and other charges
	19	Code of conduct
	20	Confidentiality of consumer information
	21	Representations
	22	Offences
Part 5 
Transitional Provisions, Consequential Amendments, 
Repeals, Expiry and Coming into Force
	23	Deemed licence
	24	Application to marketing contracts
	25	Amends AR 178/99
	26	Amends AR 191/99
	27	Amends AR 187/99
	28	Amends AR 81/2001
	29	Repeal
	30	Expiry
	31	Coming into force 
 
Schedules
Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Fair Trading Act;
	(b)	"consumer" means a person who enters into a marketing 
contract to purchase less than 2500 gigajoules of gas per year 
or 250 megawatt hours of electricity per year;
	(c)	"electricity" means electricity as defined in the Electric 
Utilities Act;
	(d)	"energy" means electricity, other electricity services, gas and 
other retail gas services;
	(e)	"former Regulation" means the Electricity Marketing 
Regulation (AR 12/2003) and the Natural Gas Marketing 
(Fair Trading Act) Regulation (AR 10/2004);
	(f)	"gas" means gas as defined in the Gas Utilities Act;
	(g)	"gas distributor" means a gas distributor as defined in section 
28 of the Gas Utilities Act;
	(h)	"Internet marketing contract" means a marketing contract 
formed by text-based Internet communications;
	(i)	"licence" means a marketing of electricity business licence or 
a marketing of gas business licence established by this 
Regulation;
	(j)	"marketer" means a person who is engaged in the marketing 
of electricity or gas business;
	(k)	"marketing contract" means a contract under which a 
consumer obtains a supply of energy from a marketer but 
does not include a contract for electricity or electricity 
services from an owner or a contract with a consumer 
assigned to a default supplier as appointed under section 3 of 
the Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities Regulation, 
2003 (AR 169/2003);
	(l)	"marketing of electricity or gas business" means the business
	(i)	of soliciting, negotiating, concluding or performing the 
whole or any part of a marketing contract on behalf of a 
consumer, or
	(ii)	of soliciting a person in any manner for the purpose of 
having that person enter into a marketing contract or of 
negotiating, concluding or performing the whole or any 
part of a marketing contract;
	(m)	"owner" means
	(i)	the owner of an electric distribution system, or
	(ii)	if the owner makes arrangements under which one or 
more other persons perform any or all of the duties or 
functions of the owner, the owner and those one or more 
other persons;
	(n)	"retail gas services" means retail gas services as defined in 
section 28 of the Gas Utilities Act.
	(2)  The definition of "consumer" in section 1(1)(b) of the Act does not 
apply to this Regulation.
Non-application
2(1)  This Regulation does not apply to a marketing business in respect 
of the marketing of electricity produced in the service area of the City 
of Medicine Hat
	(a)	by the City of Medicine Hat or a subsidiary of that 
municipality, or
	(b)	by generating units that produce electric energy under 
contract to the City of Medicine Hat or to a subsidiary of that 
municipality
for consumption in that service area, unless that municipality passes a 
bylaw under section 138 of the Electric Utilities Act.
(2)  The following provisions do not apply to marketing contracts that 
may be cancelled by the consumer without penalty on one month's 
notice to the marketer:
section 10(1)(a)(iii), (vi), (vii), (viii), (xi); 
the disclosure statement portion of section 10(1)(b); 
section 10(2); 
section 12(1)(b)(ii), (v), (vi), (vii), (x); 
the disclosure statement portion of section 12(1)(c); 
section 12(2); 
section 14.
Part 1  
Licensing
Class of licence
3(1)  The class of licence to be known as the marketing of electricity 
business licence is established.
(2)  The class of licence to be known as the marketing of gas business 
licence is established.
(3)  A person who holds a marketing of electricity business licence is 
authorized to engage in the marketing of electricity business.
(4)  A person who holds a marketing of gas business licence is 
authorized to engage in the marketing of gas business.
Term
4   The term of a licence expires on the last day of the 12th month after 
it is issued.
Licence fee
5   The fee for a licence is $1000.
Security
6(1)  No licence may be issued or renewed unless the applicant 
submits to the Director a security that is in a form and in an amount 
approved by the Director.
(2)  The Director may, if the Director considers it appropriate, increase 
the amount of the security that is to be provided by a licensee before 
the term of the licence expires.
General Licensing and Security Regulation
7   The General Licensing and Security Regulation (AR 187/99) 
applies to the marketing of electricity or gas business.
Duty to provide identification card
8(1)  Every licensee must provide every individual who acts on behalf 
of the licensee in the marketing of electricity or gas business with an 
identification card that 
	(a)	shows the name of the individual acting on behalf of the 
licensee and the name, address and licence number of the 
licensee on whose behalf the individual is acting, and
	(b)	is signed by the signing authority appointed by the licensee.
(2)  An individual who has been given an identification card by a 
licensee must produce it when requested to do so by
	(a)	a consumer or potential consumer of the licensee,
	(b)	an inspector or the Director, or
	(c)	a peace officer as defined in the Provincial Offences 
Procedure Act.
(3)  An individual who ceases to act on behalf of a licensee must, as 
soon as is reasonably possible after ceasing to act, return the 
identification card to the licensee.
Part 2 
Marketing Contract
Non-application
9   This Part does not apply to an Internet marketing contract.
Duties relating to documentation
10(1)  A marketer
	(a)	must ensure that each marketing contract the marketer enters 
into with a consumer
	(i)	is in writing,
	(ii)	includes
	(A)	the consumer's name, address and telephone 
number, and
	(B)	the marketer's name, address, telephone number 
and, if available, fax number and e-mail address,
	(iii)	sets out a specified or ascertainable expiry date of the 
marketing contract,
	(iv)	sets out a specified or ascertainable date on which the 
supply of energy is to begin,
	(v)	shows any charges for the supply of energy provided for 
under the marketing contract, including any exit fees 
that may be directly or indirectly charged by an owner 
of an electric distribution system,
	(vi)	has on its first page under the name of the marketer the 
following statement that is in at least 12-point bold type 
and set out in a box:
		The company that wants you to enter into this marketing 
contract is an independent electricity or gas marketing 
company, whose rates are not regulated by any 
provincial or municipal government or agency.  This 
company is not affiliated with the Government of 
Alberta.
	(vii)	has on its first page
	(A)	the disclosure statement set out in Schedule 1, or
	(B)	a statement that is in at least 12-point bold type 
and set out in a box on the first page of the 
marketing contract stating where in the marketing 
contract the disclosure statement is located,
	(viii)	provides that the marketing contract is not valid unless 
the disclosure statement referred to in subclause (vii) 
has been correctly completed by the marketer and then 
signed by the consumer before the consumer enters into 
the marketing contract,
	(ix)	provides that the consumer may cancel the marketing 
contract without cost or penalty within 10 days after a 
copy of the marketing contract, signed by the consumer, 
is received by the marketer,
	(x)	provides that the consumer may cancel the marketing 
contract without cost or penalty if a marketing contract, 
including an Internet marketing contract, presently 
exists for the same property, except where the existing 
marketing contract is to expire on or before the 
commencement of the new marketing contract, and
	(xi)	provides that the consumer may cancel the marketing 
contract without cost or penalty within one year from 
the date the marketing contract is entered into if the 
marketer
	(A)	does not set out in the marketing contract a 
specified or ascertainable date on which the supply 
of energy is to begin,
	(B)	does not begin the supply of energy within 30 days 
of the date referred to in subclause (iv) or an 
amended date agreed on in writing by the 
consumer and the marketer, or
	(C)	was not licensed under Part 1 at the time the 
marketing contract was entered into,
		and
	(b)	must provide each consumer with whom the marketer enters 
into a marketing contract with a copy of the marketing 
contract, including the disclosure statement referred to in 
clause (a)(vii), completed by the marketer and then signed by 
the consumer.
(2)  If, after the 30-day period referred to in subsection (1)(a)(xi)(B) 
has expired, the consumer expressly authorizes the supply of energy to 
begin, the consumer may not cancel the marketing contract pursuant to 
subsection (1)(a)(xi)(B).
Marketer bound by marketing contract
11(1)  A marketer is bound by the terms of a marketing contract when 
a copy of the marketing contract, signed by the consumer, is received 
by the marketer.
(2)  A consumer may not, without the written consent of the marketer, 
amend the terms of a marketing contract before signing it.
Part 3  
Internet Marketing Contract
Duties relating to documentation
12(1)  A marketer
	(a)	must, before a consumer enters into an Internet marketing 
contract,
	(i)	enable the consumer to view and obtain a form of the 
Internet marketing contract, and
	(ii)	provide the consumer with an express opportunity to 
accept or decline the Internet marketing contract and to 
correct errors immediately before entering into it,
	(b)	must ensure that each Internet marketing contract the 
marketer enters into with a consumer
	(i)	includes
	(A)	the consumer's name, address and telephone 
number, and
	(B)	the marketer's name, address, telephone number, 
e-mail address and, if available, fax number,
	(ii)	sets out a specified or ascertainable expiry date of the 
Internet marketing contract,
	(iii)	sets out a specified or ascertainable date on which the 
supply of energy is to begin,
	(iv)	shows any charges for the supply of energy provided for 
under the Internet marketing contract, including any exit 
fees that may be directly or indirectly charged by an 
owner of an electric distribution system,
	(v)	has on its first page under the name of the marketer the 
following statement that is in at least 12-point bold type 
and set out in a box:
		The company that wants you to enter into this Internet 
marketing contract is an independent electricity or gas 
marketing company, whose rates are not regulated by 
any provincial or municipal government or agency.  
This company is not affiliated with the Government of 
Alberta.
	(vi)	has on its first page
	(A)	the disclosure statement set out in Schedule 2, or
	(B)	a statement that is in at least 12-point bold type 
and set out in a box on the first page of the Internet 
marketing contract stating where in the Internet 
marketing contract the disclosure statement is 
located,
	(vii)	provides that the Internet marketing contract is not valid 
unless the disclosure statement referred to in subclause 
(vi) has been correctly completed by the marketer and 
then acknowledged by the consumer before the 
consumer enters into the Internet marketing contract,
	(viii)	provides that the consumer may cancel the Internet 
marketing contract without cost or penalty within 10 
days after a copy of the Internet marketing contract, 
acknowledged by the consumer, is received by the 
marketer,
	(ix)	provides that the consumer may cancel the Internet 
marketing contract without cost or penalty if a 
marketing contract, including another Internet 
marketing contract, presently exists for the same 
property, except where the existing marketing contract 
is to expire on or before the commencement of the new 
marketing contract, and
	(x)	provides that the consumer may cancel the Internet 
marketing contract without cost or penalty within one 
year from the date the Internet marketing contract is 
entered into if the marketer
	(A)	does not set out in the Internet marketing contract 
a specified or ascertainable date on which the 
supply of energy is to begin,
	(B)	does not begin the supply of energy within 30 days 
of the date referred to in subclause (iii) or an 
amended date agreed on in writing or electronic 
form by the consumer and the marketer, or
	(C)	was not licensed under Part 1 at the time the 
Internet marketing contract was entered into,
		and
	(c)	must provide each consumer with whom the marketer enters 
into an Internet marketing contract with a copy of the Internet 
marketing contract in writing or electronic form including the 
disclosure statement referred to in clause (b)(vi), completed 
by the marketer and then acknowledged by the consumer.
(2)  If, after the 30-day period referred to in subsection (1)(b)(x)(B) has 
expired, the consumer expressly authorizes the supply of energy to 
begin, the consumer may not cancel the Internet marketing contract 
pursuant to subsection (1)(b)(x)(B).
(3)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), a marketer is considered to 
have enabled the consumer to view and obtain a form of the Internet 
marketing contract if the form is
	(a)	prominently displayed in a clear and comprehensible manner, 
and
	(b)	made accessible in a manner that ensures that the form is 
capable of being retained or printed by the consumer.
Marketer bound by Internet marketing contract
13   A marketer is bound by the terms of an Internet marketing 
contract when the consumer acknowledges the Internet marketing 
contract.
Part 4  
General
Term of marketing contract
14   A marketer shall not enter into a marketing contract with a 
consumer for a term exceeding 5 years, but the marketing contract may 
be renewed for additional periods, each not exceeding 5 years.
Energy marketing contract templates
15(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"energy marketing contract template" means a standard 
version of a marketing contract used by a specific marketer 
for all marketing contracts entered into with consumers;
	(b)	"information package" means a package of documents that 
must be provided with an energy marketing contract that 
includes an explanation of the terms and conditions in an 
energy marketing contract, details about the type of energy to 
be provided under the energy marketing contract and other 
information about energy marketing contracts.
(2)  Without limiting the Director's ability to request marketing 
contract templates and documents in accordance with a condition on a 
licence or in accordance with section 126(1)(b) of the Act, a marketer 
may submit an energy marketing contract template with an information 
package to the Director for approval.
(3)  The following provisions do not apply to an energy marketing 
contract template that has been approved for use by the Director under 
subsection (2):
section 10(1)(a)(vi), (vii), (viii); 
section 12(1)(b)(v), (vi), (vii); 
the disclosure statement portion of section 10(1)(b) and section 
12(1)(c).
(4)  If a marketer intends to amend any part of the energy marketing 
contract template or information package after they have been 
approved by the Director, the marketer must submit these amendments 
to the Director prior to using the amended energy marketing contract 
template and must not use the amended energy marketing contract 
template without the approval of the Director.
(5)  A consumer may cancel an energy marketing contract that has 
been approved by the Director under this section without cost or 
penalty within one year from the date the marketing contract is entered 
into if the marketer does not provide the consumer with the 
information package.
Marketing contract renewal
16(1)  A marketer must obtain a consumer's consent in writing or 
electronic form to renew a marketing contract within 6 months prior to 
the commencement date of the renewed marketing contract.
(2)  A consumer may cancel a renewed marketing contract without cost 
or penalty within 10 days of providing consent under subsection (1).
(3)  A renewed marketing contract must state
	(a)	a specified or ascertainable expiry date of the renewed 
marketing contract,
	(b)	any charges for energy provided for under the renewed 
marketing contract,
	(c)	any terms and conditions that are being changed from the 
existing marketing contract, and
	(d)	unless any terms and conditions are being changed under 
clause (c), the terms and conditions of the existing  marketing 
contract continue to apply to the renewed marketing contract.
(4)  A marketer must provide each consumer with whom the marketer 
enters into a renewed marketing contract with a copy of the renewed 
marketing contract in writing or electronic form.
(5)  This section does not apply to automatic marketing contract 
renewals under section 17.
Automatic marketing contract renewals
17(1)  A marketing contract may be automatically renewed for a term 
not exceeding one year, if the consumer expressly agrees to a provision 
in the original marketing contract outlining the process of automatic 
marketing contract renewals.
(2)  A marketer must provide the consumer with a notice of renewal at 
least 30 days but not more than 6 months prior to the expiration of the 
marketing contract.
(3)  The notice of renewal referred to under subsection (2) must state
	(a)	a specified or ascertainable expiry date of the renewed 
marketing contract,
	(b)	any charges for energy provided for under the renewed 
marketing contract,
	(c)	any terms and conditions that are being changed from the 
existing marketing contract, and
	(d)	unless any terms and conditions are being changed under 
clause (c), the terms and conditions of the existing marketing 
contract continue to apply to the renewed marketing contract.
(4)  If a consumer expressly accepts the notice of renewal referred to 
under subsection (2) the consumer may cancel the renewed marketing 
contract without cost or penalty within 10 days of accepting the notice 
of renewal.
(5)  If the consumer does not expressly reject the notice of renewal sent 
to the consumer under subsection (2), the marketing contract will 
automatically be renewed for one year at the price specified in the 
notice of renewal and the consumer has 30 days after receiving the first 
billing statement to cancel the renewed marketing contract without cost 
or penalty.
(6)  The first billing statement the consumer receives after the 
marketing contract has been renewed must explicitly and prominently 
state
	(a)	the marketing contract has been renewed, and
	(b)	the price the consumer will be charged for the supply of 
energy.
Collection of fees and other charges
18(1)  No marketer may collect a fee or other charge from a consumer 
who enters into a marketing contract with the marketer until after the 
delivery of energy under the marketing contract commences.
(2)  This section applies where the consumer uses or consumes the 
energy supplied primarily for household purposes.
Code of conduct
19(1)  In this section, "marketer" includes every individual who acts 
on behalf of a marketer in the marketing of electricity or gas business.
(2)  Every marketer must comply with the following code of conduct:
	(a)	when first contacting a consumer, a marketer that is an 
individual must
	(i)	truthfully inform the consumer of the marketer's 
identity and, when requested to do so, show the 
consumer the identification card referred to in section 8, 
and
	(ii)	indicate that the marketer is soliciting the consumer for 
the purpose of marketing energy;
	(b)	a marketer must not abuse the trust of a consumer or exploit 
any fear or lack of experience or knowledge of a consumer;
	(c)	a marketer must not exert undue pressure on a consumer, and 
must allow sufficient time for a consumer to read 
thoughtfully and without harassment all documents the 
marketer provides to a consumer and must accept a 
consumer's refusal of further discussion;
	(d)	a marketer must not make any representation or statement or 
give any answer or take any measure that is not true or is 
likely to mislead a consumer;
	(e)	a marketer must use only timely, accurate, verifiable and 
truthful comparisons;
	(f)	a marketer must not make any verbal representations 
regarding contracts, rights or obligations that are not 
contained in written contracts;
	(g)	a marketer must ensure that all descriptions and promises 
made in promotional material are in accordance with actual 
conditions, situations and circumstances existing at the time 
the description or promise is made;
	(h)	a marketer must ensure that all data the marketer refers to are 
properly established and reliable and support any claim for 
which the data is cited;
	(i)	a marketer must not induce a consumer to breach a contract 
with another person;
	(j)	a marketer must not be intrusive and must not contact 
consumers between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. to solicit 
them to enter into marketing contracts;
	(k)	a marketer must not make any representation that savings, 
price benefits or advantages exist if they do not exist or if 
there is no evidence to substantiate the representation;
	(l)	a marketer must not give, in any representation, less 
prominence to the total price of energy than to the price of 
any part of the energy;
	(m)	a marketer must not use a font that due to its size or other 
visual characteristics is likely to materially impair the 
legibility or clarity of documents the marketer provides to 
consumers;
	(n)	a marketer must allow a consumer to cancel the marketing 
contract if the consumer
	(i)	moves out of Alberta or to an area of the Province to 
which the Electric Utilities Act or the Gas Utilities Act 
does not apply, or
	(ii)	receives gas distribution services from a utility to which 
the Gas Utilities Act does not apply;
	(o)	a marketer must not switch a consumer's energy supply 
without the consumer's written or electronic consent, but the 
marketing contract may be assigned if the marketing contract 
expressly provides that it can be assigned;
	(p)	a marketer must allow a consumer to inspect any marketing 
contracts, including an Internet marketing contract, the 
marketer has entered into with the consumer;
	(q)	if a consumer enters into a marketing contract, the marketer 
must not notify a gas distributor that the marketer has been 
appointed as the agent of the consumer unless the 10-day 
period referred to in section 10(1)(a)(ix) or section 
12(1)(b)(viii) has expired and the consumer has not cancelled 
the marketing contract within that period;
	(r)	if a consumer enters into a marketing contract, the marketer 
must not enrol the consumer within the load settlement 
process unless the 10-day period referred to in section 
10(1)(a)(ix) or section 12(1)(b)(viii) has expired and the 
consumer has not cancelled the marketing contract within 
that period.
(3)  The code of conduct specified in subsection (2) is considered to be 
breached if the breach occurs in the course of inducing a person to 
enter into a marketing contract, even though the marketing contract is 
not entered into or is not completed.
(4)  Subsection (2)(a), (c), (f) and (j) do not apply to an Internet 
marketing contract.
Confidentiality of consumer information
20(1)  A marketer must not disclose any information concerning a 
consumer to a third party without the written or electronic consent of 
the consumer, except when the information has been sufficiently 
aggregated such that the identity of the consumer cannot be readily 
ascertained from the information, or where the information is required 
to be disclosed
	(a)	for billing or collection purposes, or
	(b)	for law enforcement purposes.
(2)  A marketer must inform a consumer about the conditions 
described in subsection (1) under which the consumer's information 
may be disclosed to a third party.
(3)  A marketer must not use information obtained for one purpose 
from a consumer for any other purpose without the written or 
electronic consent of the consumer.
Representations
21(1)  A licensee must not make any representation, whether express 
or implied, that being licensed under this Regulation constitutes an 
endorsement or approval of the licensee by the Government of Alberta 
or the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not preclude a licensee from representing that 
the licensee is licensed under this Regulation.
Offences
22   A contravention of section 8, 10, 12, 14, 15(4), 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 
or 21 is, for the purposes of section 162 of the Act, an offence.
Part 5 
Transitional Provisions, Consequential 
Amendments, Repeals, Expiry and 
Coming  into Force
Deemed licence
23   If, immediately prior to the coming into force of this Regulation, a 
person held a licence issued under the former Regulation, that person 
is deemed to hold a licence under this Regulation.
Application to marketing contracts
24   The former Regulation continues to apply to marketing contracts 
entered into before this Regulation comes into force.
Amends AR 178/99
25   Section 3(3) of the Designation of Trades and 
Businesses Regulation (AR 178/99) is amended
	(a)	in clause (t) by striking out "Natural Gas Direct 
Marketing Regulation" and substituting "Energy 
Marketing Regulation";
	(b)	in clause (w) by striking out "Electricity Marketing 
Regulation" and substituting "Energy Marketing 
Regulation".
Amends AR 191/99
26   The Direct Sales Cancellation and Exemption 
Regulation (AR 191/99) is amended by repealing section 
3(3) and substituting the following:
(3)  Where an instrument that is a marketing contract of the kind 
referred to in sections 10 and 12 of the Energy Marketing Regulation 
is also a direct sales contract, that contract is exempt from the 
requirements of subsections (1) and (2).
Amends AR 187/99
27   The General Licensing and Security Regulation 
(AR 187/99) is amended in section 18(4) by striking out "the 
Electricity Marketing Regulation, the Natural Gas Marketing (Fair 
Trading Act) Regulation" and substituting "the Energy Marketing 
Regulation".
Amends AR 81/2001
28   The Internet Sales Contract Regulation (AR 81/2001) is 
amended in section 3 by repealing clauses (o) and (p) and 
substituting the following:
	(o)	the business of marketing electricity or gas under the Energy 
Marketing Regulation;
Repeal
29   The Natural Gas Marketing (Fair Trading Act) Regulation 
(AR 10/2004) and the Electricity Marketing Regulation (AR 12/2003) 
are repealed.
Expiry
30   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 September 1, 2015.
Coming into force
31   This Regulation comes into force on December 1, 2005.
Schedule 1 
 
Disclosure Statement to Consumer 
(For marketing contracts other than 
Internet marketing contracts)
Please read this statement before you sign it.  Before you enter into a 
marketing contract for the supply of energy you should understand the 
following:
	1	This contract is not a electricity or gas utility or government 
rebate program.  The person who presented you with this 
contract represents              (insert name of company that 
person represents).
	2	The business named in this contract may not be able to supply 
energy cheaper than your current utility company.
	3	This contract can be ended only under the following 
conditions:                               (insert termination conditions, 
including any notice period required).
	4	If you move to another location within Alberta you 
WILL/WILL NOT* still be responsible to buy energy under 
this contract.
	5	You may cancel this contract from the day you sign the 
contract until 10 days after a copy of the contract that you 
signed is received by the marketer.  You do not need a reason 
to cancel the contract.  To cancel the contract, you must give 
notice of cancellation at the address in the contract.  You may 
give notice of cancellation by any method that will allow you 
to prove that you gave notice, including mail, fax, e-mail or by 
personal delivery.  Under certain circumstances you may have 
more than 10 days to cancel the contract.
If you need more information on cancelling the contract, or if you feel 
you have been treated unfairly, you may contact Alberta Government 
Services at 427-4088.  Outside Edmonton call 1-877-427-4088 toll 
free.
I,        (print name)     , have read this Disclosure Statement and 
understand its contents.
	Date                                 
	              (signature)         
Notice to person representing business - strike out inapplicable word(s) 
highlighted by an *.
Schedule 2 
 
Disclosure Statement to Consumer 
(For Internet marketing contracts)
Please read this statement before you acknowledge it.  Before you 
enter into a marketing contract for the supply of energy you should 
understand the following:
	1	This contract is not a electricity or gas utility or government 
rebate program.
	2	The business named in this contract may not be able to supply 
energy cheaper than your current utility company.
	3	This contract can be ended only under the following 
conditions:                      (insert termination conditions, 
including any notice period required).
	4	If you move to another location within Alberta you 
WILL/WILL NOT* still be responsible to buy energy under 
this contract.
	5	You may cancel this contract from the day you acknowledge 
the contract until 10 days after a copy of the contract that you 
acknowledged is received by the marketer.  You do not need a 
reason to cancel the contract.  To cancel the contract, you 
must give notice of cancellation at the address in the contract.  
You may give notice of cancellation by any method that will 
allow you to prove that you gave notice, including mail, fax, 
e-mail or by personal delivery.  Under certain circumstances 
you may have more than 10 days to cancel the contract.
If you need more information on cancelling the contract, or if you feel 
you have been treated unfairly, you may contact Alberta Government 
Services at 427-4088.  Outside Edmonton call 1-877-427-4088 toll 
free.
?		Check this box to acknowledge that you have read this 
Disclosure Statement and understand its contents.
Notice to person representing business - strike out inapplicable word(s) 
highlighted by an *.

THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, DECEMBER 15, 2005