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Alberta Regulation 113/2006
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
ACTIVITIES DESIGNATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Environment (M.O. 08/2006) on 
April 18, 2006 pursuant to section 85 of the Environmental Protection and 
Enhancement Act. 


1   The Activities Designation Regulation (AR 276/2003) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 2 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by repealing clause (n)(viii);
	(b)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	by repealing clause (t);
	(ii)	by repealing clause (vv) and substituting the 
following:
	(vv)	"power plant" means a plant that produces steam 
or thermal electrical power and has a rated 
production output of greater than one megawatt 
under peak load, but does not include
	(i)	a production facility for space heating, or
	(ii)	a system at a sawmill plant that is designed to 
burn wood waste and recover the heat of the 
combustion, where the system
	(A)	has a rated production output of no more 
than 10 megawatts of electricity or its 
steam equivalent under peak load, and
	(B)	uses only wood waste generated at that 
sawmill plant as fuel;
	(iii)	by repealing clause (vvv) and substituting the 
following:
	(vvv)	"wood processing plant" means a plant that 
produces plywood, oriented strand board, particle 
board or other panel board products made from 
organic material at an annual capacity greater than 
the equivalent of 30 million square feet of 3/8 inch 
panel;

3   Section 3(2) is amended
	(a)	by adding the following after clause (d):
	(d.1)	"forage drying facility" means a plant that
	(i)	removes water, in a gaseous or liquid state, from 
forage crops including, but not limited to, alfalfa, 
brome, timothy, clovers, fescues or any 
combination of those crops, and
	(ii)	conducts fossil fuelled thermal drying prior to the 
cube or pellet formation stage;
	(b)	by adding the following after clause (n):
	(n.1)	"sawmill plant" means a plant for the processing of 
wood, where the plant 	produces more than 20 million 
foot board measures of lumber annually, and
	(i)	is fixed to one location, or
	(ii)	is operated at any one location for a total of more 
than 365 days in 2 consecutive calendar years;

4   Section 11 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (2):
(3)  Where, before the coming into force of this section, a person 
held an approval that was in respect of an activity listed in clause 
(a)(iii.1) or (iv.1) of Division 2 of Schedule 2,
	(a)	that approval is deemed to be a registration for the 
purposes of the Act, and
	(b)	the deemed registration has no expiry date.

5   Part 1 of Division 2 of Schedule 1 is repealed.

6   Clause (a) of Division 2 of Schedule 2 is amended
	(a)	by adding the following after subclause (iii):
	(iii.1)	a forage drying facility;
	(b)	by adding the following after subclause (iv):
	(iv.1)	a sawmill plant;


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Alberta Regulation 114/2006
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
SUBSTANCE RELEASE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 217/2006) 
on May 17, 2006 pursuant to sections 38, 86 and 122 of the Environmental Protection 
and Enhancement Act. 
1   The Substance Release Regulation (AR 124/93) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1(1)(d)(vii) and (j)(ix) are repealed.

3   Section 8(1) is amended
	(a)	in clause (b)(xiv) by striking out "mill, grain handling 
facility, hay and forage drying plant or alfalfa dehydrating 
plant" and substituting "mill or grain handling facility";
	(b)	in clause (c)(i) by striking out "mill, grain handling 
facility, hay or forage drying plant or alfalfa dehydrating 
plant" and substituting "mill or grain handling facility";
	(c)	in clauses (b)(xvi) and (c)(ii) by striking out "wood 
processing or woodworking operations" and substituting 
"the operation of a wood processing plant or woodworking 
operation".

4   The following is added after section 14.1(2):
(3)  Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), until 6 months have 
expired from the coming into force of this provision,
	(a)	the following codes of practice do not take effect:
	(i)	Code of Practice for Forage Drying Facilities;
	(ii)	Code of Practice for Sawmill Plants;
			and
	(b)	a person who, pursuant to an approval deemed to be a 
registration under section 11(3) of the Activities 
Designation Regulation (AR 276/2003), shall comply 
with the terms and conditions of the approval.

5   The Schedule is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Schedule   
Column A
Column B
construction, operation or 
reclamation of an asphalt 
paving plant
Code of Practice for Asphalt 
Paving Plants
construction, operation or 
reclamation of a concrete 
producing plant
Code of Practice for Concrete 
Producing Plants
construction, operation or 
reclamation of a compressor 
and pumping station or a 
sweet gas processing plant
Code of Practice for Compressors, 
Pumping Stations and Sweet Gas 
Processing Plants
construction, operation or 
reclamation of a forage 
drying facility
Code of Practice for Forage Drying 
Facilities
construction, operation or 
reclamation of a foundry
Code of Practice for Foundries
hydrostatic testing
Code of Practice for the Release of 
Hydrostatic Test Water from 
Hydrostatic Testing of Petroleum 
Liquid and Gas Pipelines
hydrologic tracing analysis
Code of Practice for Hydrologic 
Tracing Analysis Studies
construction, operation or 
reclamation of a sawmill 
plant
Code of Practice for Sawmill 
Plants
construction, operation or 
reclamation of a tanker truck 
washing facility
Code of Practice for Tanker Truck 
Washing Facilities


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Alberta Regulation 115/2006
Corrections Act
CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 219/2006) 
on May 17, 2006 pursuant to section 33 of the Corrections Act. 
1   The Correctional Institution Regulation (AR 205/2001) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 30(2) is amended by striking out "not otherwise 
provided for inmates" and substituting "as directed by the Chief 
Executive Officer or as directed by a person designated by the Chief 
Executive Officer under section 3(3) of the Corrections Act".

3   Section 62 is amended by striking out "June 1, 2006" and 
substituting "May 31, 2016".


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Alberta Regulation 116/2006
Government Organization Act
DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 226/2006) 
on May 17, 2006 pursuant to section 16 of the Government Organization Act. 
1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility 
Regulation (AR 44/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 11(1)(i) is repealed.

3   Section 12 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by repealing clauses (x) and (ff);
	(b)	in subsection (4) by adding the following after 
clause (d):
	(d.1)	Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act;

4   Section 14.1(1)(g) is repealed.

5   Section 17(1) is amended
	(a)	in clause (b) by adding "and Jurisdiction" after 
"Procedures";
	(b)	in clause (ww) by striking out "Mechanical".


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Alberta Regulation 117/2006
Traffic Safety Act
BILL OF LADING AND CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 23, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation 
(M.O. 20/06) on May 16, 2006 pursuant to section 156 of the Traffic Safety Act. 
1   The Bill of Lading and Conditions of Carriage Regulation 
(AR 313/2002) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 19 is amended by striking out "2007" and 
substituting "2008".



Alberta Regulation 118/2006
Traffic Safety Act
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CERTIFICATE AND INSURANCE 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 23, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation 
(M.O. 21/06) on May 16, 2006 pursuant to section 156 of the Traffic Safety Act. 
1   The Commercial Vehicle Certificate and Insurance 
Regulation (AR 314/2002) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 66 is amended by striking out "2006" and 
substituting "2007".


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Alberta Regulation 119/2006
Traffic Safety Act
DRIVERS' HOURS OF SERVICE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 23, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation 
(M.O. 22/06) on May 16, 2006 pursuant to section 156 of the Traffic Safety Act.
1   The Drivers' Hours of Service Regulation (AR 317/2002) 
is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 22 is amended by striking out "2007" and 
substituting "2008".


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Alberta Regulation 120/2006
Weed Control Act
SEED CLEANING PLANT AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 24, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural 
Development (M.O. 07/06) on May 15, 2006 pursuant to section 40 of the Weed 
Control Act. 
1   The Seed Cleaning Plant Regulation (AR 15/2003) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1(b) is amended by striking out "Crop 
Diversification" and substituting "Ag Research".

3   Section 10 is amended by striking out "2006" and 
substituting "2011".


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Alberta Regulation 121/2006
Weed Control Act
WEED AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 24, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural 
Development (M.O. 08/06) on May 15, 2006 pursuant to section 40 of the Weed 
Control Act. 
1   The Weed Regulation (AR 171/2001) is amended by this 
Regulation.

2   Section 5 is amended by striking out "2006" and 
substituting "2011".


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Alberta Regulation 122/2006
Traffic Safety Act
CARGO SECUREMENT AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 25, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation 
(M.O. 17/06) on May 18, 2006 pursuant to sections 21 and 156(e) and (f) of the 
Traffic Safety Act. 
1   The Cargo Securement Regulation (AR 1/2005) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added after section 4:
Exemption
4.1   The provisions of sections 10 and 22 of the Standard do not 
apply to a commercial vehicle that is registered as a Class 2 vehicle 
under section 77(1)(b) and (2)(g) of the Operator Licensing and 
Vehicle Control Regulation (AR 320/2002), used either singly or in 
combination with one or more trailers, when it is transporting 
stacks or round or rectangular bales of hay or straw within a 
50-kilometre radius of the load's place of origin if
	(a)	the vehicle while transporting the load does not exceed
	(i)	the posted speed limit, where the posted speed 
limit is lower than 80 kilometres per hour, or
	(ii)	80 kilometres per hour, where the posted speed 
limit is 80 kilometres per hour or higher,
			and
	(b)	the vehicle is not operated on any highway or portion of 
a highway listed in the Schedule except to cross the 
highway.

3   The following Schedule is added after section 8:
Schedule
1   For the purposes of section 4.1(b), the highways or portions of 
highways on which a commercial vehicle may not be operated 
except to cross the highway are as follows:
	(a)	Highway 1 from the border of Banff National Park to 
the Alberta-Saskatchewan border;
	(b)	Highway 2 from the City of Edmonton to the Town of 
Fort Macleod;
	(c)	Highway 3 from the British Columbia-Alberta border to 
the City of Medicine Hat;
	(d)	Highway 4 from the City of Lethbridge to the 
Alberta-United States border;
	(e)	Highway 16 from the border of Jasper National Park to 
the Alberta-Saskatchewan border;
	(f)	Highway 16A from the junction with Highway 16 to the 
western limit of the City of Edmonton;
	(g)	Highway 43 from Highway 16 to the City of Grande 
Prairie;
	(h)	Highway 216 from the northwest corner of section 9, 
township 52, range 23, west of the 4th meridian to the 
northwest corner of section 9, township 53, range 23, 
west of the 4th meridian.


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Alberta Regulation 123/2006
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act
FACILITIES, INSTITUTIONS, HEALTH BENEFITS 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 25, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Seniors and Community Supports 
(M.O. 010/2006) on May 15, 2006 pursuant to section 18(2) of the Assured Income 
for the Severely Handicapped Act. 
1   The Facilities, Institutions, Health Benefits Regulation 
(AR 209/99) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 of Schedule 1 is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
1   In this Schedule, "designated assisted living unit" means the 
part of a residential facility approved by the Minister as a 
designated assisted living unit where residents are admitted or 
discharged by a regional health authority on the basis of health 
needs.
2   The following facilities and categories of facilities are 
designated as facilities for the purposes of the Act:
	(a)	Alfred Egan Home (Bow Island);
	(b)	Bethany Care Centre (Calgary);
	(c)	Bow Park Court (Calgary);
	(d)	Dickensfield Longterm Care Duplexes (9935, 9939, 
9943, 9947 178 Avenue, Edmonton);
	(e)	Fort MacLeod Health Care Centre, Special 
Development Unit (Fort MacLeod);
	(f)	Hythe Pioneer Home (Hythe);
	(g)	St. Joseph's Home for the Aged (Medicine Hat);
	(h)	Ukrainian Senior Citizen's Home of the Holy Eucharist 
(Edmonton);
	(i)	designated assisted living units.


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Alberta Regulation 124/2006
Regional Health Authorities Act 
Cancer Programs Act
PATIENT CONCERNS RESOLUTION PROCESS REGULATION
Filed: May 26, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 53/2006) 
on May 24, 2006 pursuant to section 24 of the Regional Health Authorities Act and 
section 22 of the Cancer Programs Act.
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Complaint to health authority
	3	Duties of health authorities
	4	Patient concerns resolution process
	5	Patient concerns officer
	6	Publication
	7	Expiry
	8	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"administrative head" means the administrative head of a 
health authority within the meaning of the Ombudsman Act;
	(b)	"complaint" means a complaint made under section 2;
	(c)	"health authority" means
	(i)	the Alberta Cancer Board,
	(ii)	a regional health authority, and
	(iii)	a provincial health board established under section 17 of 
the Regional Health Authorities Act for the purpose of 
delivering health services;
	(d)	"patient" means an individual who has received, is receiving 
or who has requested health services from a health authority 
or a service provider;
	(e)	"patient concerns officer" means an individual appointed by 
a health authority under section 3(b);
	(f)	"service provider" means any person who provides goods or 
services under the direction, control or authority of a health 
authority.
Complaint to health authority
2(1)  A patient or a person acting on behalf of a patient or in the 
interest of a patient may make a complaint to a health authority in 
accordance with the patient concerns resolution process established by 
the health authority if the patient or person has concerns regarding
	(a)	the provision of goods and services to the patient,
	(b)	a failure or refusal to provide goods and services to the 
patient, or
	(c)	the terms and conditions under which goods and services are 
provided to the patient,
by the health authority or by a service provider under the direction, 
control or authority of that health authority.
(2)  Nothing in this section prevents a health authority or service 
provider from addressing a concern raised by a patient or other person 
before the patient or person has made a complaint under the health 
authority's patient concerns resolution process.
Duties of health authorities
3   A health authority must
	(a)	establish and maintain a patient concerns resolution process 
in accordance with this Regulation, and
	(b)	appoint one or more patient concerns officers who
	(i)	report directly to the administrative head of the health 
authority or to a senior officer who reports directly to 
the administrative head, and
	(ii)	are responsible for receiving and dealing with 
complaints.
Patient concerns resolution process
4   A patient concerns resolution process must
	(a)	provide a fair process for managing complaints,
	(b)	include a written process describing the means by which 
complaints are received, processed, considered and 
responded to,
	(c)	provide that the health authority must attempt in good faith to 
resolve complaints within a reasonable time,
	(d)	provide that complaints to the patient concerns officer may 
be made orally or in writing,
	(e)	provide that a written record is to be made of complaints 
made orally to the patient concerns officer,
	(f)	provide for the rejection of frivolous or vexatious complaints, 
and
	(g)	provide for the redirection of complaints to other 
organizations or persons that have the authority to address 
them.
Patient concerns officer
5   A patient concerns officer must
	(a)	be reasonably available to respond to complaints and to assist 
patients, and persons acting on behalf of or in the interest of 
patients, who want to use the patient concerns resolution 
process,
	(b)	facilitate the timely, expeditious and efficient management of 
complaints,
	(c)	inform complainants about
	(i)	other persons or organizations that may have authority 
to address the complaint, and
	(ii)	the authority of the Ombudsman in relation to the 
patient concerns resolution process,
	(d)	co-operate with the patient concerns officers of any other 
health authority involved in the complaint,
	(e)	give notice of a complaint to a service provider that is 
responsible for the goods or services that are the subject of 
the complaint, and
	(f)	prepare a written statement regarding the outcome of each 
complaint made under the patient concerns resolution 
process.
Publication
6   A health authority must make available to patients and the public 
written information about the patient concerns resolution process 
established in accordance with this Regulation, the patient concerns 
officers to whom complaints can be made and how complaints may be 
made.
Expiry
7   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on March 15, 2016.
Coming into force
8   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which sections 15 
and 16 of the Ombudsman Amendment Act, 2003 come into force.


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Alberta Regulation 125/2006
Income and Employment Supports Act
INCOME SUPPORTS, HEALTH AND TRAINING BENEFITS 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 238/2006) 
on May 31, 2006 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 9 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)(a)
	(i)	by adding "the total of" after "is in excess of";
	(ii)	by adding "plus any other additions to core benefits as 
determined by the Director" after "benefits for the 
household unit";
	(b)	in subsection (2)(a)
	(i)	by adding "the total of" after "is in excess of";
	(ii)	by adding "plus 2 months' worth of any other 
additions to core benefits as determined by the 
Director" after "benefits for the household unit".

3   Section 13(1) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Age and school attendance requirements
13(1)  The eligibility requirements for a member of a household 
unit with respect to section 6(3)(c) of the Act are that the member 
of the household unit is either
	(a)	at least 18 years of age and has not attended school for 
12 consecutive months, or
	(b)	at least 16 years of age and
	(i)	the Director waives the requirement in clause (a) 
that the member of the household unit not have 
attended school for 12 consecutive months, and
	(ii)	the member of the household unit meets other 
eligibility requirements determined by the 
Director.

4   Section 22(3) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
(3)  An adult who is a member of a household unit in the "expected 
to work or working" category that has been in receipt of income 
support and benefits is financially eligible for health benefits until 
the first date for annual renewal of the health benefits if the 
household unit is no longer eligible for income support and benefits 
because of excess employment or self-employment income of the 
household unit.

5   Section 29 is amended 
	(a)		in clause (a) by striking out "section 32(2) and (3)" and 
substituting "section 32(2), (3) and (3.1)";
	(b)	by adding the following after clause (f):
	(g)	"training plan" means a learner's statement of intended 
training for his or her achievable employment goal 
referred to in section 6(3)(c) of the Act.

6   Section 32 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by striking out "subsections (2), (3) 
and (4)" and substituting "subsections (2), (3), (3.1) and 
(4)";
	(b)	by repealing subsections (2) and (3) and 
substituting the following:
(2)  The maximum number of months for which training 
benefits may be provided during the first training plan may not 
exceed
	(a)	30 months, or
	(b)	40 months, where the Director determines that 
exceptional circumstances require additional training.
(3)  The Director may designate the duration of specific 
categories of training within the maximum number of months of 
training benefits allowed under subsection (2).
(3.1)  The maximum number of months of training benefits set 
out in subsection (2)(a) and (b) do not apply to the provision of 
employment and training benefits to a person who meets the 
definition of a learner with a disability set out in section 1(1)(i) 
of the Training Provider Regulation (AR 384/2003).

7   The following is added after section 32:
Additional benefits for eligible persons
32.1   If a person is assessed as requiring a training plan 
subsequent to the first training plan referred to in section 32(2), the 
Director may provide training benefits to a person eligible as a 
learner under section 6(3) of the Act
	(a)	when the last day of the person's most recent training is at 
least 4 years prior to the proposed start date for the additional 
allowable training benefits, or
	(b)	where the Director determines that exceptional circumstances 
require additional training.

8   Section 2 of Schedule 3 is amended
	(a)	by adding "who is establishing a new residence in order to 
escape an abusive situation" after "recipient";
	(b)	by repealing clauses (a) and (b).

9   Section 9 of Schedule 3 is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Natal allowance
9   The Director may provide an allowance of $250 per infant for 
the cost of needed infant clothing, toiletries, crib, mattress, 
bedding, high chair, stroller and infant car seat to a member of the 
household unit who is pregnant or has given birth
	(a)	at least one month prior to the expected due date, or
	(b)	after the child is born but before the child is 12 months 
old.

10   Section 11(c) of Schedule 3 is amended
	(a)	by striking out "leaves a cohabiting partner because of that 
partner's abuse of the applicant or recipient or his or her 
dependent children" and substituting "leaves a situation 
of abuse";
	(b)	by striking out "himself or herself and the dependent 
children" and substituting "the applicant or recipient and 
any dependent children".

11   Section 12(1) of Schedule 3 is amended
	(a)	by adding "or better employment" after "seeking 
employment";
	(b)	by adding ", is working and requires assistance to cover the 
costs related to that employment" after "has a job offer".

12(1)  Sections 3, 5, 6 and 7 of this Regulation come into 
force on August 1, 2006.
(2)  Section 4 of this Regulation comes into force on July 1, 
2006.


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Alberta Regulation 126/2006
Income and Employment Supports Act
CHILD AND ADULT SUPPORT SERVICES AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 239/2006) 
on May 31, 2006 pursuant to section 33 of the Income and Employment Supports Act. 
1   The Child and Adult Support Services Regulation 
(AR 61/2004) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 4(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:
Acting under section 30
4(1)  In this section, "suitable case" means that, in the opinion of 
the Director, after having completed an assessment of information 
made available to the Director by the applicant, the provision of 
service is appropriate.



Alberta Regulation 127/2006
Income and Employment Supports Act
RECOVERY, ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES AND APPEALS 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 240/2006) 
on May 31, 2006 pursuant to section 50 of the Income and Employment Supports Act. 
1   The Recovery, Administrative Penalties and Appeals 
Regulation (AR 381/2003) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 6 is amended by adding the following after 
clause (d):
	(e)	determinations by the Director regarding the eligibility of 
persons with respect to the requirements of section 6(3)(c) of 
the Act;
	(f)	decisions related to the number of months for which training 
benefits for the purposes of section 9 of the Act may be 
provided;
	(g)	decisions related to the eligibility period for additional 
allowable training benefits under section 32.1(b) of the 
Income Supports, Health and Training Benefits Regulation 
(AR 60/2004).

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


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Alberta Regulation 128/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
ALBERTA HEALTH CARE INSURANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 242/2006) 
on May 31, 2006 pursuant to sections 2 and 16 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance 
Act. 
1   The Alberta Health Care Insurance Regulation 
(AR 76/2006) is amended by this Regulation.
2   The following is added after section 2:
Insured podiatric surgery services
2.1   The services referred to in section 1(b)(v) of the Act for 
which benefits are payable under the Podiatric Surgery Benefits 
Regulation are hereby declared to be insured services for the 
purposes of the Plan.

3   Section 12(2) is amended
	(a)	in clause (k) by adding "the Podiatric Surgery Benefits 
Regulation," after "Medical Benefits Regulation,";
	(b)	in clause (n) by adding ", the Schedule of Podiatric 
Surgery Benefits under the Podiatric Surgery Benefits 
Regulation" after "Medical Benefits Regulation".

4   Section 14(3) is amended by adding ", the Schedule of 
Podiatric Surgery Benefits under the Podiatric Surgery Benefits 
Regulation" after "Medical Benefits Regulation".

5   This Regulation comes into force on June 1, 2006.


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Alberta Regulation 129/2006
Health Professions Act
PHARMACISTS PROFESSION REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council 
(O.C. 246/2006) on May 31, 2006 pursuant to section 131 of the Health Professions 
Act and made by the Council of the Alberta College of Pharmacists on May 30, 2006 
pursuant to the Health Professions Act.
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Register categories
Registration
	3	Clinical register
	4	Provisional register
	5	Equivalent jurisdiction
	6	Substantial equivalence
	7	Courtesy register applications
	8	Examination attempts
	9	Student register
	10	Structured practical training program
	11	Good character and reputation
	12	English language requirements
	13	Liability insurance
	14	Citizenship
Titles and Abbreviations
	15	Authorization to use titles, etc.
Restricted Activities
	16	Clinical pharmacists
	17	Provisional pharmacists
	18	Courtesy pharmacists
	19	Student pharmacists
	20	Conditions on restricted activities
	21	Pharmacy technicians
	22	Pharmacy employees
	23	Supervision rules
Continuing Competence
	24	Continuing competence program
	25	Continuing professional development
	26	Competence assessment
	27	Practice visits
	28	Program rules
	29	Rule distribution
	30	Actions to be taken
	31	Members responsible for costs
Practice Permit Renewal
	32	Applying for renewal
Alternative Complaint Resolution
	33	Process conductor
	34	Agreement
	35	Confidentiality
	36	Leaving the process
Reinstatement
	37	Application under Part 4 of Act
	38	Review of application
	39	Review of decision
	40	Access to decision
Information
	41	Providing information
	42	Section 119 information
Transitional Provisions, Repeals and 
Coming into Force
	43	Transitional provisions
	44	Repeals
	45	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Health Professions Act;
	(b)	"clinical pharmacist" means a regulated member registered in 
the clinical register category of the regulated members 
register;
	(c)	"College" means the Alberta College of Pharmacists;
	(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 pharmacist" means a regulated member registered 
in the courtesy register category of the regulated members 
register;
	(h)	"direct supervision" means direct supervision as described in 
section 23;
	(i)	"drug" means a drug as defined in the Pharmacy and Drug 
Act;
	(j)	"health professional" means a member of a profession that 
provides health services;
	(k)	"Hearing Tribunal" means the hearing tribunal of the 
College;
	(l)	"Hearings Director" means the hearings director of the 
College;
	(m)	"indirect supervision" means indirect supervision as 
described in section 23;
	(n)	"Pharmacists' Standards of Practice" means the standards of 
practice of pharmacy adopted by the College under section 
133 of the Act;
	(o)	"pharmacy" means a licensed pharmacy and an institution 
pharmacy, as defined in the Pharmacy and Drug Act;
	(p)	"pharmacy technician" means an individual who has 
successfully completed a pharmacy technician program 
recognized by the Council and who is registered in the 
pharmacy technician register provided for in the bylaws;
	(q)	"provisional pharmacist" means a regulated member 
registered in the provisional register category of the regulated 
members register;
	(r)	"Registrar" means the registrar of the College;
	(s)	"Schedule 1 drug" means a Schedule 1 drug within the 
meaning of the Pharmacy and Drug Act;
	(t)	"Schedule 2 drug" means a Schedule 2 drug within the 
meaning of the Pharmacy and Drug Act;
	(u)	"Standards for the Operation of a Licensed Pharmacy" means 
the standards for the operation of a licensed pharmacy 
adopted by the College under section 29.1 of the Pharmacy 
and Drug Act;
	(v)	"structured practical training program" means a training 
program described in section 10;
	(w)	"student pharmacist" means a regulated member of the 
College registered in the student register 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)	clinical register;
	(b)	provisional register;
	(c)	courtesy register;
	(d)	student register.
Registration
Clinical register
3(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the 
clinical register must
	(a)	have received a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy from a 
pharmacy program approved by the Council,
	(b)	have successfully completed a structured practical training 
program, and
	(c)	have successfully passed the registration and the ethics and 
jurisprudence examinations approved by the Council.
(2)  An applicant
	(a)	must have completed the requirements set out in subsection 
(1)(b) and (c) within the one-year period ending immediately 
before the applicant submits a complete application, or
	(b)	must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Registrar that the 
applicant is currently competent to practise pharmacy.
(3)  For the purpose of subsection (2)(b), the Registrar may require the 
applicant to do one or more of the following:
	(a)	successfully complete coursework and examinations;
	(b)	undergo an evaluation of competencies;
	(c)	complete an additional structured practical training program.
(4)  For the purpose of subsection (3), the Registrar may register an 
applicant on the provisional register.
Provisional register
4(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the 
clinical register may be registered initially on the provisional register if 
the applicant has successfully completed all the requirements for the 
granting of a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy from a pharmacy 
program approved by the Council and the applicant
	(a)	has applied to write the registration examination or the ethics 
and jurisprudence examination approved by the Council,
	(b)	has written and is awaiting the results of the registration 
examination or the ethics and jurisprudence examination 
approved by the Council, or
	(c)	is carrying out a structured practical training program.
(2)  An applicant may be registered on the provisional register under 
section 3, 5 or 6.
(3)  If a provisional pharmacist does not meet the requirements for 
registration on the clinical register within 2 years of the date of 
registration as a provisional pharmacist, the Registrar must remove the 
provisional pharmacist's name from the provisional register.
(4)  Despite subsection (3), the Registrar may, on application by the 
provisional pharmacist, extend the 2-year period in subsection (3) if 
the Registrar is satisfied that there are extenuating circumstances.
Equivalent jurisdiction
5(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the 
clinical register who is currently registered as a pharmacist in good 
standing in another jurisdiction recognized by the Council under 
section 28(2)(b) of the Act as having substantially equivalent 
registration requirements and who successfully completes the ethics 
and jurisprudence examination approved by the Council may be 
registered on the clinical register.
(2)  The Registrar may register an applicant under subsection (1) who 
has applied to write or has written and is awaiting the results of an 
examination referred to in subsection (1) on the provisional register.
Substantial equivalence
6(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the 
clinical register who does not meet the requirements of section 3(1) 
and (2) 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(1) and (2) may be 
registered on the clinical register.
(2)  In determining whether an applicant's qualifications are 
substantially equivalent under subsection (1), the Registrar may require 
the applicant to undergo examination, testing and assessment activities 
and to successfully pass the ethics and jurisprudence examination 
approved by the Council.
(3)  For the determination under subsection (2), the Registrar may use 
the services of experts and other resources to assist with the 
examination, testing and assessment activities.
(4)  The Registrar may require an applicant to pay all the costs incurred 
under subsections (2) and (3).
(5)  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, including but not restricted to completion of 
a structured practical training program.
(6)  The Registrar may register an applicant under subsection (1) on 
the provisional register for the purpose of assessing whether the 
applicant's qualifications are substantially equivalent to the registration 
requirements set out in section 3(1) and (2).
(7)  The Registrar may request any further information and evidence 
that the Registrar considers necessary in order to assess an application 
under this section.
Courtesy register applications
7(1)  An individual who is registered as a pharmacist in good standing 
in another jurisdiction and who requires registration in Alberta on a 
temporary basis for a specified purpose may apply to be registered on 
the courtesy register.
(2)  The Registrar may register an applicant under subsection (1) on 
the courtesy register for a period of time specified by the Registrar if
	(a)	the specified purpose is approved by the Registrar, and
	(b)	the Registrar is satisfied of the applicant's competence to 
provide the services related to the specified purpose safely 
and effectively.
(3)  The Registrar may require an applicant for registration on the 
courtesy register to successfully pass the ethics and jurisprudence 
examination.
(4)  A courtesy pharmacist must maintain his or her registration in the 
other jurisdiction while registered on the courtesy register.
Examination attempts
8(1)  Subject to subsection (2), an applicant for registration as a 
regulated member may attempt the registration examination and the 
ethics and jurisprudence examination only 3 times each.
(2)  An applicant who fails the registration examination or the ethics 
and jurisprudence examination 3 times may apply to the Registrar for 
permission for one final attempt.
(3)  The Registrar may require an applicant under subsection (2)
	(a)	to successfully complete coursework and examinations, and
	(b)	to complete an additional period of structured practical 
training.
Student register
9   An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the student 
register must
	(a)	be registered in a university program approved by the 
Council, and
	(b)	undertake to engage in the practice of pharmacy as part of a 
structured practical training program.
Structured practical training program
10(1)  The Council must make rules governing the structured practical 
training program, including rules relating to
	(a)	the competencies to be acquired,
	(b)	the structure, duration and organization of the program,
	(c)	evaluation mechanisms, processes and requirements for 
successful completion of the program, and
	(d)	any other matter directly related to the structured practical 
training program.
(2)  A structured practical training program must take place
	(a)	at a pharmacy or other facility approved by the Registrar, and
	(b)	under the preceptorship of a clinical pharmacist approved by 
the Registrar.
(3)  Despite subsection (2)(b), the Registrar may approve a 
preceptorship by an individual who is not a clinical pharmacist if the 
Registrar is satisfied that the individual has the training, skills and 
experience necessary to teach the practice of pharmacy.
Good character and reputation
11(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member must 
provide evidence to the Registrar of having good character and 
reputation.
(2)  To comply with subsection (1), an applicant must submit any one 
or more of the following, on the request of the Registrar:
	(a)	a statement by the applicant as to whether the applicant
	(i)	is currently undergoing an investigation, alternative 
complaint resolution process, hearing or appeal related 
to unprofessional conduct under Part 4 of the Act, under 
the Pharmacy and Drug Act or any other enactment that 
regulates a profession, or
	(ii)	has previously been disciplined by another regulatory 
body responsible for the regulation of pharmacists or of 
another profession;
	(b)	the results of a criminal records check;
	(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 relevant evidence as required.
(3)  If an applicant has engaged in an activity that has, in the opinion of 
the Registrar, undermined the applicant's good character and 
reputation in the past, the applicant may provide evidence to the 
Registrar of rehabilitation.
(4)  The Registrar may also consider information other than that 
provided by the applicant in determining whether the applicant is of a 
good character and reputation, but if the Registrar considers that 
information, the Registrar must give the applicant sufficient particulars 
of that information to allow the applicant to respond to that 
information.
English language requirements
12(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member must be 
sufficiently proficient in English to be able to engage safely and 
competently in the practice of pharmacy.
(2)  An applicant may be required by the Registrar to demonstrate 
proficiency in the English language in accordance with the 
requirements approved by the Council.
Liability insurance
13(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member must 
provide evidence of having the type and amount of professional 
liability insurance required by the Council.
(2)  The Council may set the amount and type of insurance required 
based on the category of register on which the applicant is registered.
Citizenship
14(1)  Subject to subsection (2), an applicant for registration as a 
regulated member must provide evidence that
	(a)	the applicant is a Canadian citizen, or
	(b)	is lawfully admitted to and entitled to work in Canada.
(2)  In the case of an applicant under section 9, the applicant must 
provide evidence that
	(a)	the applicant is a Canadian citizen, or
	(b)	is lawfully admitted to and entitled to study in Canada.
Titles and Abbreviations
Authorization to use titles, etc.
15(1)  A clinical pharmacist may use the following titles, 
abbreviations and initials:
	(a)	pharmacist;
	(b)	clinical pharmacist;
	(c)	pharmaceutical chemist;
	(d)	druggist;
	(e)	apothecary;
	(f)	registered pharmacist;
	(g)	Ph.C.;
	(h)	R.Ph.
(2)  A provisional pharmacist may use the titles pharmacy intern and 
pharmacist intern.
(3)  A courtesy pharmacist may use the following titles, abbreviations 
and initials:
	(a)	pharmacist;
	(b)	pharmaceutical chemist;
	(c)	druggist;
	(d)	apothecary;
	(e)	registered pharmacist;
	(f)	Ph.C.;
	(g)	R.Ph.
(4)  A student pharmacist may use the titles pharmacy student and 
pharmacist student.
(5)  A clinical pharmacist and a courtesy pharmacist with an earned 
doctoral degree in pharmacy or a related area recognized by the 
Council may use the title doctor or the abbreviations Pharm.D. and Dr. 
in conjunction with the practice of pharmacy.
(6)  A clinical pharmacist may use the title specialist if the clinical 
pharmacist
	(a)	meets the requirements established by Council for the use of 
the title specialist, and
	(b)	is authorized by the Registrar to use that title.
(7)  The Registrar must indicate an authorization under subsection (6) 
on the clinical register.
(8)  The Registrar may impose conditions on an authorization issued 
under subsection (6)(b).
Restricted Activities
Clinical pharmacists
16(1)  A clinical pharmacist is authorized to perform, within the 
practice of pharmacy and in accordance with the Pharmacists' 
Standards of Practice, the following restricted activities:
	(a)		to dispense, compound, provide for selling or sell a Schedule 
1 drug or Schedule 2 drug;
	(b)	to administer a vaccine or parenteral nutrition;
	(c)	to compound blood products;
	(d)	to insert or remove instruments, devices or fingers
	(i)	beyond the anal verge, and
	(ii)	beyond the labia majora;
	(e)	to prescribe a Schedule 1 drug for the purpose of adapting an 
existing prescription;
	(f)	to prescribe blood products for the purpose of adapting an 
existing prescription;
	(g)	to prescribe a Schedule 1 drug if
	(i)	it is not reasonably possible for the patient to see a 
health professional to obtain the prescription, and
	(ii)	there is an immediate need for drug therapy;
	(h)	to prescribe blood products if
	(i)	it is not reasonably possible for the patient to see a 
health professional to obtain the prescription, and
	(ii)	there is an immediate need for blood products.
(2)  In subsection (1), "adapting an existing prescription" means
	(a)	altering the dosage, formulation or regimen for a Schedule 1 
drug that has been prescribed for a patient;
	(b)	substituting another drug for a prescribed Schedule 1 drug if 
the substituted drug is expected to deliver a therapeutic effect 
that is similar to the therapeutic effect of the prescribed drug;
	(c)	substituting a generic drug for the prescribed drug;
	(d)	renewing a prescription to dispense a Schedule 1 drug or 
blood product to ensure continuity of care.
(3)  Subject to subsection (4), a clinical pharmacist is authorized to 
perform, within the practice of pharmacy and in accordance with the 
Pharmacists' Standards of Practice, the restricted activities of 
prescribing a Schedule 1 drug and prescribing blood products if the 
clinical pharmacist
	(a)	has provided evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of having 
successfully completed the Council requirements to prescribe 
Schedule 1 drugs and blood products, and
	(b)	has received notification from the Registrar that the 
authorization is indicated on the clinical register.
(4)  A clinical pharmacist authorized under subsection (3) may 
prescribe a Schedule 1 drug or blood products only if the clinical 
pharmacist
	(a)	has determined that a Schedule 1 drug or blood products are 
appropriate for the patient through an assessment of the 
patient,
	(b)	has received a recommendation that the patient receive drug 
therapy from a health professional who is authorized to 
prescribe a Schedule 1 drug or blood products, or
	(c)	has determined in consultation with or has determined in 
conjunction with a health professional that a Schedule 1 drug 
or blood products are appropriate for the patient.
(5)  A clinical pharmacist is authorized to perform, within the practice 
of pharmacy and in accordance with the Pharmacists' Standards of 
Practice, the restricted activity of administering anything by an 
invasive procedure on body tissue below the dermis or the mucous 
membrane for the purpose of administering subcutaneous or 
intramuscular injections if the clinical pharmacist
	(a)	has provided evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of having 
successfully completed the Council requirements for the 
administration of injections, and
	(b)	has received notification from the Registrar that the 
authorization is indicated on the clinical register.
Provisional pharmacists
17(1)  A provisional pharmacist is authorized to perform, within the 
practice of pharmacy and in accordance with the Pharmacists' 
Standards of Practice, the restricted activities referred to in section 16 
under the supervision of a clinical pharmacist or courtesy pharmacist.
(2)  The supervision under subsection (1) may be either direct 
supervision or indirect supervision, as the supervising clinical 
pharmacist or courtesy pharmacist considers appropriate to ensure the 
safe and effective performance of the restricted activity.
Courtesy pharmacists
18   A courtesy pharmacist is authorized to perform, within the 
practice of pharmacy and in accordance with the Pharmacists' 
Standards of Practice, the restricted activities referred to in section 
16(1) if the restricted activity is directly related to the purpose for 
which the regulated member is registered on the courtesy register.
Student pharmacists
19(1)  A student pharmacist is authorized to perform, within the 
practice of pharmacy, in accordance with the Pharmacists' Standards 
of Practice and within the rules of the structured practical training 
program, the restricted activities referred to in section 16 under the 
supervision of a clinical pharmacist or a courtesy pharmacist.
(2)  The supervision under subsection (1) may be either direct 
supervision or indirect supervision, as the supervising clinical 
pharmacist or a courtesy pharmacist considers appropriate to ensure 
the safe and effective performance of the restricted activity.
Conditions on restricted activities
20   Despite sections 16 to 19, regulated members referred to in those 
sections must restrict themselves in performing restricted activities to 
those activities that they are competent to perform and to those that are 
appropriate to the regulated member's area of practice and the 
procedure being performed.
Pharmacy technicians
21   A pharmacy technician employed in a pharmacy is permitted to 
perform in that pharmacy the following restricted activities with the 
consent of and under the indirect supervision of a clinical pharmacist 
or a courtesy pharmacist practising in the same pharmacy:
	(a)	to compound a Schedule 1 drug or a Schedule 2 drug;
	(b)	to compound blood products.
Pharmacy employees
22   An individual employed in a pharmacy is permitted to perform in 
that pharmacy the following restricted activities with the consent of 
and under the direct supervision of a clinical pharmacist or a courtesy 
pharmacist practising in the same pharmacy:
	(a)	to compound, provide for selling or sell a Schedule 1 drug or 
Schedule 2 drug;
	(b)	to compound blood products.
Supervision rules
23 (1)  A regulated member who consents to provide direct 
supervision under this Regulation must
	(a)	be authorized to perform the restricted activity being 
supervised,
	(b)	be authorized to supervise the performance of the restricted 
activity being supervised,
	(c)	be satisfied that the individual to be supervised is authorized 
or permitted to perform the restricted activity under the direct 
supervision of the regulated member,
	(d)	ensure that the individual who is supervised complies with 
the Pharmacists' Standards of Practice,
	(e)	be present when the supervised individual is performing the 
restricted activity, and
	(f)	be able to observe and promptly intervene and stop or change 
the actions of the individual who is under supervision.
(2)  A regulated member who consents to provide indirect supervision 
under this Regulation must
	(a)	be authorized to perform the restricted activity being 
supervised,
	(b)	be authorized to supervise the performance of the restricted 
activity being supervised,
	(c)	be satisfied that the individual who is supervised is 
authorized or permitted to perform the restricted activity 
under the indirect supervision of the regulated member,
	(d)	ensure that the individual who is supervised complies with 
the Pharmacists' Standards of Practice,
	(e)	have procedures in place
	(i)	that comply with the Pharmacists' Standards of Practice 
and the Standards for the Operation of a Licensed 
Pharmacy, and
	(ii)	that ensure the safety and integrity of the dispensing or 
compounding of drugs by the individual who is under 
supervision,
	(f)	ensure that the procedures described in clause (e) are 
complied with by the individual who is being indirectly 
supervised, and
	(g)	be readily available for consultation by the individual who is 
under supervision and, if advisable, for providing hands-on 
assistance to the individual.
(3)  Despite subsections (1) and (2), a regulated member
	(a)	shall not consent to supervise any individual performing a 
restricted activity if the regulated member is not satisfied that 
the individual will perform the restricted activity safely and 
effectively, and
	(b)	is not required to consent to supervise even though all the 
requirements of this Regulation are complied with.
Continuing Competence
Continuing competence program
24   The continuing competence program of the College comprises
	(a)	continuing professional development,
	(b)	competence assessment, and
	(c)	practice visits.
Continuing professional development
25(1)  Each clinical pharmacist must undertake continuing 
professional development by
	(a)	undertaking learning activities in accordance with the rules 
under section 28, and
	(b)	taking programs or courses required by the rules under 
section 28.
(2)  Each clinical pharmacist must
	(a)	keep records, in a form satisfactory to the Competence 
Committee, of the activities that the clinical pharmacist 
undertakes for the purpose of continuing professional 
development, and
	(b)	provide, on the request of and in accordance with the 
directions of the Competence Committee, copies of the 
records referred to in clause (a).
Competence assessment
26(1)  The Competence Committee may require a clinical pharmacist 
to undergo an assessment for the purpose of evaluating the clinical 
pharmacist's competence.
(2)  For the purpose of an assessment under subsection (1), the 
Competence Committee may use any one or more of the following 
processes:
	(a)	examinations;
	(b)	a review of the records described in section 25(2)(a);
	(c)	evaluation of a professional portfolio;
	(d)	interviews;
	(e)	any other type of evaluation required by the Competence 
Committee.
Practice visits
27   The Competence Committee is authorized to carry out practice 
visits and may, for the purpose of assessing continuing competence, 
select individuals or groups of clinical pharmacists for practice visits 
based on criteria approved by the Council.
Program rules
28   The Council must make rules governing the operation of the 
continuing competence program, including but not restricted to the 
following:
	(a)	the professional development activities for which program 
credits may be earned;
	(b)	the number of program credits required within a specified 
period of time;
	(c)	the number of program credits that may be earned for each 
professional activity;
	(d)	the type and category of professional development activities 
that a regulated member must undertake in a one-year period;
	(e)	the approval of program and learning activities for the 
purpose of earning continuing competence credits;
	(f)	the limitation of the number of professional development 
activities within a specific category for which a member may 
earn credits;
	(g)	the requirements of a professional portfolio;
	(h)	the records referred to in section 25(2)(a) and providing the 
records in accordance with the directions of the Competence 
Committee;
	(i)	audits of a regulated member's records referred to in section 
25(2)(a);
	(j)	approving programs and courses required to be taken as part 
of continuing professional competence;
	(k)	how competence assessments are to be conducted;
	(l)	the selection of clinical pharmacists for competence 
assessments;
	(m)	respecting the minimum acceptable performance level for 
competence assessments.
Rule distribution
29   The rules and any amendments to the rules under section 28 must 
be made available by the College
	(a)	on the website of the College, and
	(b)	in printed form on request to any regulated member or 
applicant for registration as a regulated member.
Actions to be taken
30   If a review of the records referred to in section 25(2)(a), a 
competence assessment under section 26 or a practice visit is 
unsatisfactory or a regulated member or a group of regulated members 
fails to comply with the rules under section 28, the Competence 
Committee may direct a regulated member or group of regulated 
members to undertake any one or more of the following actions within 
the time period, if any, specified by the Competence Committee:
	(a)	successful completion of continuing competence 
requirements or professional development activities;
	(b)	successful completion of any examinations, testing, 
assessment, training, education or counselling to enhance 
competence in specified areas;
	(c)	to practice under the supervision of another regulated 
member;
	(d)	limitation of practice to specified procedures or practice 
settings;
	(e)	to report to the Competence Committee on specified matters 
on specified dates;
	(f)	to refrain from supervising the practice of pharmacy;
	(g)	correction of any problems identified in the practice visit;
	(h)	demonstration of competence gained in a specific area.
Members responsible for costs
31(1)  Any action that a regulated member or group of regulated 
members must undertake in response to a direction by the Competence 
Committee under section 30 is undertaken at the cost of the member.
(2)  If the College provides services to facilitate compliance with any 
direction by the Competence Committee under section 30, the member 
is responsible for reimbursing the College for the costs as determined 
by the Competence Committee.
Practice Permit Renewal
Applying for renewal
32   Regulated members applying for renewal of their practice permit 
must
	(a)	provide any of the information specified in sections 11 to 14 
at the request of the Registrar, and
	(b)	meet the requirements of the continuing competence 
program.
Alternative Complaint Resolution
Process conductor
33   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
34   The individual 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
35   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
36   The complainant or the investigated person may withdraw from 
the alternative complaint resolution process at any time.
Reinstatement
Application under Part 4 of Act
37(1)  A person whose registration and practice permit have been 
cancelled under Part 4 of the Act may apply in writing to the Registrar 
to have the registration and practice permit reinstated.
(2)  An application under subsection (1) must
	(a)	not be made earlier than at least 3 years after the date of the 
cancellation, and
	(b)	not be made more frequently than once in each 12-month 
period following a refusal of an application under section 
38(3)(a).
(3)  An applicant under subsection (1) must provide evidence to the 
Registrar of qualifications for registration.
(4)  An applicant under subsection (1) must pay any outstanding fees, 
costs or penalties and must pay a reinstatement fee as set out in the 
bylaws before the Competence Committee considers the application.
Review of application
38(1)  An application under section 37 must be reviewed by the 
Competence Committee.
(2)  When reviewing an application under section 37, the Competence 
Committee must
	(a)	consider
	(i)	the record of the hearing at which the applicant's 
registration and practice permit were cancelled, and
	(ii)	any recommendation of the Registrar,
		and
	(b)	consider whether
	(i)	the applicant meets the current requirements for 
registration,
	(ii)	any conditions imposed at the time the applicant's 
permit and registration were cancelled have been met, 
and
	(iii)	the applicant is fit to practise pharmacy and does not 
pose a risk to public safety or to the integrity of the 
profession.
(3)  The Competence Committee on reviewing an application may 
make any one or more of the following orders:
	(a)	an order denying the application;
	(b)	an order directing the Registrar to reinstate the person's 
registration and practice permit;
	(c)	an order directing the Registrar to impose specified 
conditions on the person's practice permit.
Review of decision
39(1)  An applicant whose application is denied or on whose practice 
permit conditions have been imposed under section 38 may apply to 
the Council for a review of the decision of the Competence 
Committee.
(2)  Sections 31 and 32 of the Act apply to a review under subsection 
(1).
Access to decision
40(1)  The Competence Committee, under section 38, and the Council, 
under section 39, may order that its decision be publicized in a manner 
it considers appropriate.
(2)  The College must make a decision under section 38 or 39 available 
for 5 years to the public on request.
Information
Providing information
41(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member and a 
regulated member must provide the following information in addition 
to that required under section 33(3) of the Act, on the initial 
application for registration, when there is a change to the information 
or at the request of the Registrar:
	(a)	home address and business telephone numbers and fax 
numbers;
	(b)	business mailing addresses;
	(c)	e-mail address;
	(d)	previous names, if applicable;
	(e)	degrees and other qualifications;
	(f)	school of graduation and location of the school;
	(g)	year of graduation;
	(h)	date of birth;
	(i)	gender;
	(j)	employer's name or place of business;
	(k)	job title and position description;
	(l)	practice sector;
	(m)	employment status and weekly hours worked;
	(n)	areas of practice;
	(o)	date of employment;
	(p)	names of other jurisdictions in which the member is 
registered as a pharmacist;
	(q)	any other colleges of a regulated health profession in which 
the member is registered and whether the member is a 
practising member of that college;
	(r)	a recent passport photo;
	(s)	other information that the Registrar may request that is 
relevant to the role of the College under the Act.
(2)  A regulated member must inform the Registrar of any change to 
the information provided under subsection (1) within 14 days of the 
change occurring.
(3)  The Registrar may require a regulated member to provide the 
information under subsection (1) at any time.
(4)  If the Registrar issues a request under subsection (3), the regulated 
member must provide the information within 14 days after the request 
is delivered to the address of the regulated member on the register.
(5)  A regulated member that retires from active practice must advise 
the Registrar no later than 14 days after the retirement.
(6)  Subject to section 34(1) of the Act, the College may disclose 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 
individual.
Section 119 information
42   The periods of time during which the College is to provide 
information under section 119(4) of the Act are as follows:
	(a)	information referred to in section 33(3) of the Act entered in 
a register for a regulated member, while the registered 
member is registered as a member of the College and for 2 
years after ceasing to be registered, except for the 
information referred to in section 33(3)(h) of the Act;
	(b)	information referred to in section 119(1) of the Act 
respecting
	(i)	the suspension of a regulated member's practice permit, 
while the suspension is in effect and for 10 years after 
the period of suspension has expired,
	(ii)	the cancellation of a regulated member's practice permit 
for 10 years after the cancellation,
	(iii)	the conditions imposed on a regulated member's 
practice permit, while the conditions are in effect and 
for 10 years after the conditions are removed,
	(iv)	the directions made that a regulated member cease 
providing professional services, while the directions are 
in effect and for 10 years after the directions are 
cancelled, and
	(v)	the imposition of a reprimand or fine under Part 4 of the 
Act, for 10 years after the imposition of the reprimand 
or fine;
	(c)	information as to whether a hearing is scheduled to be held 
under Part 4 of the Act with respect to a named regulated 
member, until the hearing is concluded;
	(d)	information respecting
	(i)	whether a hearing has been held under Part 4 of the Act 
with respect to a named regulated member, for 10 years 
from the date the hearing is concluded, and
	(ii)	a decision and a record of the hearing referred to in 
section 85(3) of the Act of a hearing held under Part 4 
of the Act, for 5 years after the date the hearing tribunal 
rendered its decision.
Transitional Provisions, Repeals 
and Coming into Force
Transitional provisions
43   On the coming into force of this Regulation, a registered member 
described in section 8 of Schedule 19 to the Act is deemed to be 
entered on the regulated members register in the register category that 
the Registrar considers appropriate.
Repeals
44   The Pharmaceutical Profession Regulation (AR 322/94), the 
Prescription of Drugs by Authorized Practitioners Regulation 
(AR 83/98) and the Scheduled Drugs Regulation (AR 86/2002) are 
repealed.
Coming into force
45   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
Schedule 19 to the Health Professions Act and the Pharmacy and Drug 
Act.


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Alberta Regulation 130/2006
Regional Health Authorities Act
HEALTH QUALITY COUNCIL OF ALBERTA REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 248/2006) 
on May 31, 2006 pursuant to section 17 of the Regional Health Authorities Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Council established
	3	Composition and appointment
	4	Council terms
	5	Eligibility of members
	6	Appointment of officers
	7	Objects of Council
	8	Powers of Council
	9	Duties of Council
	10	Access to information
	11	Networking
	12	Report and advise
	13	Minister's direction
	14	Request by health authority
	15	Prior approval
	16	Responsibilities to the Minister
	17	Auditor
	18	Sections of Act applicable
	19	Regulations applicable
	20	Winding up
	21	Expiry
	22	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Regional Health Authorities Act;
	(b)	"approved plans" means the plans, reports, returns and 
records that must be approved by the Minister under this 
Regulation;
	(c)	"chief executive officer" means the chief executive officer 
appointed pursuant to section 6;
	(d)	"Council" means the Health Quality Council of Alberta 
established under section 2;
	(e)	"Deputy Minister" means the Minister's deputy;
	(f)	"health authorities" means
	(i)	the Alberta Cancer Board,
	(ii)	a regional health authority, and
	(iii)	a provincial health board established under section 17 of 
the Act;
	(g)	"health plan" means a health plan approved by the Minister 
pursuant to section 9 of the Act;
	(h)	"health service quality" means the general quality of services 
in the health care system as measured by accessibility, 
acceptability, appropriateness, efficiency and effectiveness 
factors;
	(i)	"patient safety" means the activities, strategies and 
mechanisms to avoid or mitigate health risks to users of the 
health care system;
	(j)	"significant incident" means an event that has or could have 
contributed to, or resulted in, harm or death to a user of the 
health care system.
Council established
2(1)  The provincial health board with the name "Health Quality 
Council of Alberta" is hereby established.
(2)  The Council is a corporation consisting of its members.
Composition and appointment
3(1)  The Council shall consist of not more than 10 members, all of 
whom shall be appointed by the Minister.
(2)  In the order appointing members, the Minister may make provision 
for
	(a)	the filling of vacancies,
	(b)	the appointment of officers subject to subsections (3) and (4), 
and
	(c)	the payment of remuneration and expenses to the members.
(3)  The Minister shall appoint one of the members of the Council as 
chair.
(4)  In the absence or vacancy of the chair, the Council may designate 
one of its members as an acting chair.
Council terms
4(1)  A member of the Council shall be appointed for a term of not 
more than 3 years.
(2)  A member of the Council is eligible for reappointment, but no 
person shall serve more than 2 consecutive terms on the Council.
(3)  Despite the expiry of the term of office of a member of the 
Council, the member remains in office until
	(a)	the member is reappointed or a successor is appointed, or
	(b)	a period of 4 months passes after the expiry of the term of 
office,
whichever happens first.
Eligibility of members
5   In order to be appointed a member of the Council, the person must
	(a)	be 18 years of age or older, and
	(b)	not have been convicted of an offence
	(i)	under section 121, 122, 123, 124 or 125 of the Criminal 
Code (Canada), or
	(ii)	that is punishable by imprisonment for 5 or more years.
Appointment of officers
6   The Council shall, subject to the approval of the Deputy Minister,
	(a)	appoint a chief executive officer, and
	(b)	establish the duties of the chief executive officer.
Objects of Council
7(1)  The objects of the Council are to promote and improve patient 
safety and health service quality on a province-wide basis.
(2)  The Council shall undertake the following activities in cooperation 
with health authorities and in accordance with an approved health plan:
	(a)	measure, monitor and assess patient safety and health service 
quality;
	(b)	identify effective practices and make recommendations for 
the improvement of patient safety and health service quality;
	(c)	assist in the implementation and evaluation of strategies 
designed to improve patient safety and health service quality;
	(d)	survey Albertans on their experience and satisfaction with 
patient safety and health service quality.
Powers of Council
8(1)  To further its objects, the Council has the capacity and, subject to 
subsections (2) and (3), the rights, powers and privileges of a natural 
person.
(2)  The Council shall not engage in or carry on any activity that does 
not pertain to the objects of the Council.
(3)  The Minister may prohibit, restrict or place conditions on the use 
of a right, power or privilege of the Council.
Duties of Council
9   The Council shall
	(a)	send a copy of the minutes of all Council meetings to the 
Deputy Minister, within 7 days after the meeting at which the 
minutes were adopted,
	(b)	prepare and submit for the approval of the Minister
	(i)	a health plan, business plan and financial plan for each 
fiscal year, and
	(ii)	any other plans, reports, returns or records that the 
Minister requests,
		and
	(c)	provide any other information to the Minister or the Deputy 
Minister upon request.
Access to information
10(1)  The Council shall have reasonable access to information held 
by health authorities as necessary to carry out its objects related to
	(a)	collecting and analyzing information on patient safety, health 
service quality and significant incidents provided by Quality 
Assurance Committees, health authorities or other sources,
	(b)	identifying factors causing or contributing to problems with 
patient safety, health service quality or significant incidents,
	(c)	reviewing reports made
	(i)	by a medical examiner or other investigative body, or
	(ii)	in the course of a public fatality inquiry,
		and
	(d)	making recommendations on strategies for improving patient 
safety, health service quality and the reduction of significant 
incidents.
(2)  The Council may establish a quality assurance committee that has 
as its primary purpose the carrying out of quality assurance activities, 
and if it does, that committee shall be a Quality Assurance Committee 
under section 9 of the Alberta Evidence Act.
Networking
11   The Council shall coordinate with the health professions, other 
health authorities, organizations providing health services, academic 
health centres and others for the purposes of
	(a)	sharing information on patient safety and health service 
quality issues,
	(b)	identifying and assessing patient safety and health service 
quality issues, and
	(c)	developing and recommending effective practices in patient 
safety and health service quality.
Report and advise
12   The Council shall
	(a)	report to Albertans on any survey it conducts under section 
7(2)(d), and
	(b)	advise the Minister on
	(i)	the quality of health services in the health care system,
	(ii)	results and recommendations of the work of the Council 
on patient safety and health service quality, and
	(iii)	such other matters as requested by the Minister.
Minister's direction
13   On the request of the Minister, the Council shall assess, inquire 
into or study matters respecting patient safety and health service 
quality that are referred to it by the Minister.
Request by health authority
14   The Council may assess, inquire into or study matters respecting 
patient safety and the quality of patient care that are referred to it on 
the request of a health authority.
Prior approval
15(1)  The Council must obtain the prior approval of the Minister 
before
	(a)	terminating a program or service provided by the Council;
	(b)	starting a new program or service;
	(c)	undertaking additional research that has not been approved 
under the Council's health plan;
	(d)	making recommendations with respect to any of its objects;
	(e)	making a change to an approved health plan, business plan, 
financial plan or an existing activity or service provided by 
the Council;
	(f)	establishing a line of credit or borrowing money;
	(g)	accepting funds appropriated by the Legislature or the 
Parliament of Canada.
(2)  The Council must act in accordance with an approved business and 
financial plan before
	(a)	purchasing, leasing or otherwise acquiring any personal 
property,
	(b)	buying or leasing real property,
	(c)	selling, leasing or otherwise disposing of any of its property, 
or
	(d)	accepting grants, donations, gifts and bequests of any 
property and, subject to the terms of the grant, donation, gift 
or bequest, sell or otherwise dispose of that property.
Responsibilities to the Minister
16(1)  The Council is accountable to the Minister for the manner in 
which it carries out its objects and exercises its powers.
(2)  The chief executive officer shall report regularly to the Deputy 
Minister on the work of the Council and shall provide such information 
as requested by the Deputy Minister from time to time.
(3)  If the Deputy Minister is not satisfied that the chief executive 
officer has undertaken work in accordance with the approved plans or 
any direction of the Minister, the Council shall take such action as 
directed by the Deputy Minister which may include, without limitation, 
making changes in senior management.
Auditor
17   The Auditor General is the auditor of the Council.
Sections of Act applicable
18(1)  Sections 6(2), 7, 8, 9 (except subsection (4)(b) and (c)), 11, 12, 
13, 14, 15 (except subsection (2)), 19, 20, 21 (except subsection 
(1)(c)), 22 and 26 of the Act apply with any necessary modifications in 
respect of the Council as if it were a regional health authority.
(2)  For the purposes of the application of section 9(4)(a) of the Act to 
the Council, the reference to section 5 of the Act shall be read as a 
reference to sections 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of this Regulation.
(3)  For the purposes of the application of section 9(4)(d) of the Act to 
the Council, the reference to "health services" shall be read as a 
reference to "services".
Regulations applicable
19(1)  The Regional Health Authorities Regulation (AR 15/95) 
applies, with the following modifications, in respect of the Council as 
if it were a regional health authority:
	(a)	section 2(2) of that Regulation shall be interpreted as if "on 
or before September 30, 1995" read "within 90 days after the 
coming into force of this Regulation";
	(b)	section 2(4) of that Regulation shall be interpreted as if "on 
or before September 30, 1995" read "within 90 days after the 
coming into force of this Regulation";
	(c)	section 2.1 of that Regulation shall be interpreted as if it 
included the following after subsection (1):
(1.1)  A resolution under subsection (1) must be approved by 
the Minister before it is acted on, and a resolution is ineffective 
until it is approved.
	(d)	section 2.2(5) and (6) of that Regulation do not apply;
	(e)	section 2.2(7) of that Regulation shall be interpreted as if it 
read as follows:
(7)  Where the Council enters into a transaction referred to in 
section 2.1, it shall ensure that by the terms of the agreement
	(a)	only the Council is liable in respect of the agreement, 
and
	(b)	the other parties to the contract acknowledge and agree 
that the Crown is not liable for the acts or omissions of 
the Council, except where the Crown specifically 
assumes such liability.
	(f)	section 2.4(6), (7), (8) and (9) of that Regulation do not 
apply;
	(g)	section 2.51 of that Regulation shall be interpreted as if it 
read as follows:
2.51(1)  Where the Council enters into a joint venture 
agreement, it shall ensure that its financial commitment in the 
agreement is clearly specified in the agreement or can be 
determined from the terms and conditions of the agreement.
(2)  Unless the Council has the Minister's approval, the 
Council shall not enter into a joint venture agreement with any 
person other than a health authority.
	(h)	section 2.8 of that Regulation does not apply;
	(i)	section 2.9(1)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii) of that Regulation shall be 
interpreted as if "authority" read "Council";
	(j)	section 2.9(5) and (6) of that Regulation do not apply;
	(k)	sections 2.91, 4(3)(a), 6 and 7 of that Regulation do not 
apply.
(2)  The Regional Health Authorities (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 17/95) applies, with the following modifications, in respect of the 
Council as if it were a regional health authority:
	(a)	section 1 of that Regulation does not apply;
	(b)	section 2(2) and (3) of that Regulation shall be interpreted as 
if they read as follows:
(2)  The Council shall provide its annual report to the Minister 
not later than the July 31 immediately following each fiscal 
year.
(3)  The Council shall provide its audited financial statements 
and the information referred to in section 3 to the Minister not 
later than the June 30 immediately following each fiscal year.
	(c)	section 3(5) and (7) of that Regulation do not apply.
(3)  Sections 1 to 13 of the Regional Health Authorities Foundations 
Regulation (AR 16/95) apply in respect of the Council as if it were a 
regional health authority.
Winding up
20(1)  The Minister may make an order providing for the winding up 
of the affairs of the Council and the assumption of the affairs of the 
Council.
(2)  An order under this section may contain any provisions that are 
necessary to accomplish the purposes set out in subsection (1).
Expiry
21   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 30, 2016.
Coming into force
22   This Regulation comes into force on July 1, 2006.


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Alberta Regulation 131/2006
Seniors Benefit Act
GENERAL AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 249/2006) 
on May 31, 2006 pursuant to section 6 of the Seniors Benefit Act. 
1   The General Regulation (AR 213/94) is amended by this 
Regulation.
2   Section 8.1(1) is amended
	(a)	in clause (c) by striking out "$21 350" and 
substituting "$21 700";
	(b)	in clause (d) by striking out "$33 900" and 
substituting "$34 900".

3   The Schedule is amended by repealing the Table and 
substituting the following:

TABLE 
CALCULATION OF THE CASH BENEFIT
Part 1
Accommodation and 
Relationship 
Category
 
 
Percentage
Maximum 
Annual Cash 
Benefit
Homeowner 
   Single senior 
   Senior couple
 
17.95% 
18.35%
 
$2880 
$4320
Renter 
   Single senior 
   Senior couple
 
17.95% 
18.35%
 
$2880 
$4320
Lodge Resident 
   Single senior 
   Senior couple
 
17.95% 
18.35%
 
$2880 
$4320
Long-term Care 
Centre 
   Single senior 
   Senior couple
 
 
17.95% 
18.35%
 
 
$2880 
$4320
Designated Assisted 
Living Unit 
   Single senior 
   Senior couple
 
 
17.95% 
18.35%
 
 
$2880 
$4320
All other 
Accommodation 
   Single senior 
   Senior couple
 
 
11.59% 
15.80%
 
 
$1860 
$3720
Part 2
Accommodation 
Assistance Only 
(Seniors not eligible 
for OAS)
 
 
Percentage of Benefit 
(as calculated above)

Single senior
Senior couple
Homeowner 
Renter 
Lodge resident 
Long-term care centre 
   resident
51.39% 
51.39% 
51.39% 
 
51.39%
34.26% 
34.26% 
34.26% 
 
34.26%
Designated Assisted 
Living Unit
 
51.39%
 
34.26%
Part 3
 
 
 
Accommodation and 
Relationship 
Category
 
 
 
 
Percentage
Maximum 
Annual 
Supplementary 
Accommodation 
Benefit
Long-term Care 
Centre
42.26%
$6780
Designated Assisted 
Living Unit
 
42.26%
 
$6780
(Note:  The benefit calculations in this table apply with respect 
to July 2006 and following months.)


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Alberta Regulation 132/2006
Access to the Future Act
ACCESS TO THE FUTURE REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 250/2006) 
on May 31, 2006 pursuant to section 4 of the Access to the Future Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Interpretation
	2	Authority to make grants
	3	Eligibility criteria
	4	Applications for grants
	5	Agreements
	6	Use of money and repayment
	7	Accountability after grant made
	8	Methods of payment
	9	Expiry
Interpretation
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"accredited private not-for-profit institution" means any of 
the following:
	(i)	Alliance University College;
	(ii)	Canadian University College;
	(iii)	Concordia University College of Alberta;
	(iv)	The King's University College;
	(v)	Canadian Nazarene University College;
	(vi)	St. Mary's University College;
	(vii)	Taylor University College and Seminary;
	(b)	"community consortium" means the following:
	(i)	Big Country Educational Consortium;
	(ii)	Chinook Educational Consortium;
	(iii)	Pembina Educational Consortium;
	(iv)	Yellowhead Region Educational Consortium;
	(c)	"contribution" includes any gift of land, cash, stocks, bonds 
and shares, for which the value is readily ascertainable, and 
cultural property as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency;
	(d)	"Minister" means the Minister of Advanced Education;
	(e)	"recognized apprenticeship and industry training system 
participant" means a person recognized by the Minister as 
being a person who contributes towards enhancing the 
apprenticeship and industry training system under the 
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act;
	(f)	"recognized not-for-profit educational provider" means a 
person recognized by the Minister as being a person who 
makes a significant contribution towards enhancing the 
advanced learning system.
Authority to make grants
2   The Minister may, in accordance with this Regulation, make grants 
from the Access to the Future Fund to any of the following in respect 
of any initiatives that support the purposes of the Fund:
	(a)	a public post-secondary institution;
	(b)	an accredited private not-for-profit institution;
	(c)	a community consortium;
	(d)	a recognized apprenticeship and industry training system 
participant;
	(e)	a recognized not-for-profit educational provider.
Eligibility criteria
3(1)  The Minister may set eligibility criteria for a grant.
(2)  A condition of a grant may include that the proposed recipient or a 
third party make a contribution towards the purpose of the grant, in an 
amount or in any ratio set out in the grant agreement.
(3)  If a grant recipient has defaulted on any terms or conditions with 
respect to a prior grant under this Regulation, the Minister may refuse 
to consider an application by that grant recipient.
Applications for grants
4   An application for a grant must be made in the manner and form 
determined by the Minister.
Agreements
5   The Minister may require a proposed recipient to enter into an 
agreement with respect to the grant.
Use of money and repayment
6(1)  It is a condition of a grant that the recipient use the grant only for 
the purpose for which the grant was made or for any variation of that 
purpose approved in advance by the Minister.
(2)  If
	(a)	the recipient does not comply with any conditions of the 
grant, including the condition referred to in subsection (1), or
	(b)	any of the information provided by the recipient to obtain the 
grant is determined by the Minister to be false, misleading or 
inaccurate,
the Minister may require the recipient to repay all or part of the grant.
(3)  If a recipient does not use all of the grant money received, the 
recipient must repay the unused grant money at the request of the 
Minister, unless
	(a)	the recipient has made a grant application approved by the 
Minister requiring that the unused grant money be applied to 
a new grant, or
	(b)	the Minister, on application by the recipient, varies the 
purpose or conditions of the grant so as to allow the use of 
the remainder of the grant money for a varied purpose or 
under varied conditions.
(4)  Money that the Minister requires to be repaid under this section 
constitutes a debt due to the Government and is recoverable by the 
Minister in an action in debt against the recipient of the grant.
(5)  A certificate signed by the Minister stating that a grant was made 
under this section and that the Minister has required repayment of the 
money in accordance with this section is prima facie proof of the debt 
due by the recipient of the grant to the Government.
Accountability after grant made
7   The Minister may require that the recipient of a grant
	(a)	provide information satisfactory to the Minister to enable 
determination of whether the recipient is complying with all 
or any of the conditions of the grant,
	(b)	account to the satisfaction of the Minister for how the grant 
or any portion of it was or is being used, and
	(c)	permit a representative of the Minister or of the Auditor 
General, or both, to examine any books or records that the 
Minister or the Auditor General considers necessary to 
determine whether the grant or any portion of it was or is 
being used properly.
Methods of payment
8(1)  The Minister may provide for the payment of a grant in a lump 
sum or in instalments at the times the Minister considers appropriate.
(2)  The Minister may terminate or suspend a grant
	(a)	if the recipient ceases to meet any eligibility criteria or fails 
to comply with any terms or conditions of the grant, or
	(b)	if, in the Minister's opinion, the grant was approved in error 
or on the basis of fraudulent or inaccurate information.
Expiry
9   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, 2016.


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Alberta Regulation 133/2006
Livestock and Livestock Products Act
HONEY GRADING AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 251/2006) 
on May 31, 2006 pursuant to section 2 of the Livestock and Livestock Products Act. 
1   The Honey Grading Regulation (AR 104/97) is amended 
by this Regulation.

2   Section 7 is amended by striking out "May 31, 2006" and 
substituting "May 31, 2008".



Alberta Regulation 134/2006
Financial Administration Act
INDEMNITY AUTHORIZATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 253/2006) 
on May 31, 2006 pursuant to section 71 of the Financial Administration Act. 
1   The Indemnity Authorization Regulation (AR 22/97) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added after section 5:
Canadian Blood Services Excess Captive Ltd. indemnity
5.05(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"CBS" means Canadian Blood Services;
	(b)	"CBSE" means Canadian Blood Services Excess 
Captive Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CBS.
(2)  The Minister of Health and Wellness may on behalf of the 
Crown give an indemnity to CBSE for the purpose of facilitating 
the provision by CBSE of excess insurance coverage to CBS, 
subject to the following conditions:
	(a)	the maximum aggregate liability of the Crown under an 
indemnity given under this section must not exceed 
$97 987 500 or such greater amount, adjusted to reflect 
changes in the proportionate populations of the 
provinces and territories that constitute the membership 
of CBS, as the Minister of Finance may from time to 
time approve;
	(b)	CBS must maintain excess insurance coverage as set out 
in the CBSE insurance policy approved by the 
provinces and territories that constitute the membership 
of CBS;
	(c)	where CBS has insurance coverage that would cover the 
same or substantially the same matters as those for 
which an indemnity may be given under this section, 
coverage under those other insurance policies must be 
fully utilized before any payment is made pursuant to an 
indemnity given under this section.



Alberta Regulation 135/2006
Government Organization Act
JUSTICE GRANTS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 259/2006) 
on May 31, 2006 pursuant to section 13 of the Government Organization Act. 
1   The Justice Grants Regulation (AR 97/2001) is amended 
by this Regulation.

2   Section 10 is amended by striking out "2006" and 
substituting "2016".


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Alberta Regulation 136/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
PODIATRIC BENEFITS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 48/2006) 
on May 15, 2006 pursuant to section 17 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act. 
1   The Podiatric Benefits Regulation (AR 87/2006) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The List of Podiatric Services is repealed and the 
following is substituted:
List of Podiatric Services
	(a)		diagnostic interview and evaluation or consultation;
	(b)		other physical medicine - musculoskeletal manipulation;
	(c)	other immobilization, pressure and attention to wound;
	(d)	other injection or infusion of other therapeutic or 
prophylactic substances;
	(e)	incision, division and excision of cranial and peripheral 
nerves;
	(f)	injection into peripheral nerve;
	(g)	other incision of bone without division;
	(h)	other division of bone tarsals and metatarsals;
	(i)	excision of bunion (bunionectomy);
	(j)	local excision of lesion or tissue of bone;
	(k)	removal of internal fixation device;
	(l)	closed reduction of fracture (without internal fixation);
	(m)	other arthrotomy;
	(n)	incision of muscle, tendon, fascia and bursa;
	(o)	invasive diagnostic procedures on muscle, tendon, fascia and 
bursa;
	(p)	incision of skin and subcutaneous tissue;
	(q)	excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue;
	(r)	suture of skin and subcutaneous tissue;
	(s)	other operations on skin and subcutaneous tissue;
	(t)	ill-defined operations;
	(u)	diagnostic radiology.

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


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Alberta Regulation 137/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
PODIATRIC SURGERY BENEFITS REGULATION
Filed: May 31, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 49/2006) 
on May 15, 2006 pursuant to section 17 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Eligibility
	3	Benefits payable
	4	Included in amount of benefits
	5	Expiry
	6	Coming into force 
 
List of Podiatric Surgery Services
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act;
	(b)	"podiatric surgeon" means a podiatrist that 
	(i)	possesses current certification granted by the American 
Board of Podiatric Surgery, and
	(ii)	has been granted surgical privileges by a regional health 
authority in a hospital or in an accredited surgical 
facility under contract to that regional health authority;
	(c)	"podiatric surgery services" means the services in the List of 
Podiatric Surgery Services in this Regulation;
	(d)	"podiatric wound care specialist" means a podiatrist that 
	(i)	possesses current certification in Prevention and 
Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds and in Diabetic 
Foot Wear granted by the American Board of Multiple 
Specialties in Podiatry, and 
	(ii)	has been granted surgical privileges by a regional health 
authority in a hospital or in an accredited surgical 
facility under contract to that regional health authority;
	(e)	"Schedule of Podiatric Surgery Benefits " means the 
Schedule of Podiatric Surgery Benefits prepared and 
published by the Department of Health and Wellness and 
approved by the Minister.
Eligibility
2(1)  Benefits are payable in accordance with the regulations under the 
Act for podiatric surgery services provided in Alberta to a resident of 
Alberta by a podiatric surgeon or podiatric wound care specialist.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), benefits are not payable for 
podiatric surgery services if a declaration under section 25 of the 
Health Insurance Premiums Act is in effect in respect of the person 
who receives the services.
Benefits payable
3(1)  The benefits payable for podiatric surgery services and the 
descriptions of those services are set out in the Schedule of Podiatric 
Surgery Benefits.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the benefits payable for podiatric 
surgery services provided in Alberta to a resident of Alberta by a 
podiatric surgeon or podiatric wound care specialist are limited to the 
lesser of
	(a)	the amount claimed, and
	(b)	the rates established in the Schedule of Podiatric Surgery 
Benefits.
Included in amount of benefits
4   The benefits payable for podiatric surgery services provided in 
Alberta to a resident of Alberta by a podiatric surgeon or podiatric 
wound care specialist include an amount for the following:
	(a)	performing the podiatric surgery services;
	(b)	administration;
	(c)	recording of information regarding the services provided 
unless the recording of the information is for the purposes of 
a third party;
	(d)	completing and submitting claims;
	(e)	discussion or correspondence with a referring health care 
professional regarding treatment or a service to be provided 
to a patient directly related to managing the patient's care, 
unless otherwise provided in this Regulation or the Alberta 
Health Care Insurance Regulation (AR 76/2006).
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 February 15, 2016.
Coming into force
6   This Regulation comes into force on June 1, 2006.
List of Podiatric Surgery Services
	(a)	suture of cranial and peripheral nerves;
	(b)	freeing of adhesions and decompression of cranial and 
peripheral nerves;
	(c)	cranial or peripheral nerve graft;
	(d)	other cranial or peripheral neuroplasty;
	(e)	invasive diagnostic procedures on peripheral nervous system;
	(f)	sequestrectomy;
	(g)	bone graft;
	(h)	open reduction of fracture (without internal fixation);
	(i)	closed reduction of dislocation of joint;
	(j)	open reduction of dislocation of joint;
	(k)	arthroscopy;
	(l)	arthrodesis of foot and ankle;
	(m)	arthroplasty of foot and toe;
	(n)	other operations on joints;
	(o)	arthroplasty of knee and ankle;
	(p)	division of muscle, tendon and fascia;
	(q)	excision of lesion of muscle, tendon, fascia and bursa;
	(r)	suture of muscles, tendon and fascia;
	(s)	reconstruction of muscle and tendon;
	(t)	other plastic operations on muscles, tendon and fascia;
	(u)	other operations on muscle, tendon, fascia and bursa;
	(v)	amputation of lower limb;
	(w)	free skin graft;
	(x)	flap or pedicle graft;
	(y)	other repair and reconstruction of skin and subcutaneous 
tissue.

THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, JUNE 15, 2006