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oral question 821-19(2): staff satisfaction survey and accreditation survey
Oral Questionsoral Question 810-19(2)fort Smith Airport

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Yes, thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I don't have any information about the results of the surveys now underway. But I will say that they are being conducted almost three years later than the surveys I spoke about at the beginning of my answers. And so I think the operating environment has changed because of COVID and that the results will be different. We -- I'm looking forward to seeing the results of these exit surveys. And we understand that there are ways that we can improve the work life of nurses at Stanton and on the obstetrics unit, we're hearing a lot about at the moment. And, you know, somebody has already said this today, and I've said it here as well, it is preferable to retain a nurse than recruit a nurse. It works better for all of us if we have someone who's already here, enjoys working in the North, has a family and life established here, to stay here, rather than feel that the working conditions are such that their preference is to move on, particularly because of the working conditions. Thank you.

oral question 821-19(2): staff satisfaction survey and accreditation survey
Oral Questionsoral Question 810-19(2)fort Smith Airport

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Final supplementary. Member for Kam Lake.

oral question 821-19(2): staff satisfaction survey and accreditation survey
Oral Questionsoral Question 810-19(2)fort Smith Airport

Caitlin Cleveland Kam Lake

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I'm -- given this Assembly's interest in not only recruiting but also, as the Minister states, retaining our healthcare workers in the Northwest Territories, I'm wondering if the Minister is willing to commit to sharing the results of that survey and also the responses from the Department of Health and Social Services to address them with this House. Thank you.

oral question 821-19(2): staff satisfaction survey and accreditation survey
Oral Questionsoral Question 810-19(2)fort Smith Airport

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Yes, thank you. I understand that there's a health system human resources plan that's being finalized and my colleague, the Minister responsible for Human Resources has spoken about this, and the results of the surveys that I've spoken of will inform actions to improve the recruitment and retention of health care staff. I will in fact, share with the Standing Committee on Social Development the plan when it's complete and the summaries of the surveys when they're available. Thank you.

oral question 821-19(2): staff satisfaction survey and accreditation survey
Oral Questionsoral Question 810-19(2)fort Smith Airport

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Colleagues, our time for oral questions has expired. Written questions. Returns to written questions. Replies to Commissioner's address. Petitions. Reports of committees under review of bills. Reports of standing and special committees. Tabling of documents. Minister responsible for Health and Social Services.

Plain Language Summary of Bill 40: An Act to Amend the Medical Profession Act
Tabling Of Documents

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document: Plain Language Summary for Bill 40: An Act to Amend the Medical Profession Act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Plain Language Summary of Bill 40: An Act to Amend the Medical Profession Act
Tabling Of Documents

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Tabling of Documents. Minister responsible for Environment and Natural Resources.

Inuvialuit Water Board Annual Report April 1, 2020 - March 31st, 2021 The Natural Resources Conservation Trust Fund Financial Statements for the Year Ended March 31, 2021 NWT 9-1-1 Annual Report 2020-2021
Tabling Of Documents

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

HON. SHANE THOMPSON: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following three documents:

  • Inuvialuit Water Board Annual Report April 1, 2020 - March 31st, 2021;

  • The Natural Resources -- I know, sorry -- Conservation Trust Fund Financial Statements for the Year Ended March 31, 2021; and,
  • NWT 9-1-1 Annual Report 2020-2021


MR. SPEAKER: Thank you, Minister. Tabling of documents. Minister responsible for Justice.

Legal Aid Commission of the Northwest Territories Annual Report 2020-2021


Annual Report on the Activities of the Rental Officer April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Inuvialuit Water Board Annual Report April 1, 2020 - March 31st, 2021 The Natural Resources Conservation Trust Fund Financial Statements for the Year Ended March 31, 2021 NWT 9-1-1 Annual Report 2020-2021
Tabling Of Documents

R.J. Simpson Hay River North

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following two documents: Legal Aid Commission of the Northwest Territories Annual Report 2020-2021; and, Annual Report on the Activities of the Rental Officer April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Inuvialuit Water Board Annual Report April 1, 2020 - March 31st, 2021 The Natural Resources Conservation Trust Fund Financial Statements for the Year Ended March 31, 2021 NWT 9-1-1 Annual Report 2020-2021
Tabling Of Documents

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Tabling of documents. Notices of motion. Motions. Member for Nunakput.

Motions
Motions

Jackie Jacobson Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the Honourable Member for Thebacha, that Committee Report 17-19(2) Standing Committee on Government Operations Report of Review of Bills of Bill 23, an Act to Amend the Public Utilities Act; Committee Report 18-19(2) Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report Review of Bill 24, an Act to Amend the Revolving Funds Act; Committee Report 19-19(2) Standing Committee on Economic Development Environment Report on Review of Bill 29, Resource Royalty Information Disclosure Statute Amendment Act be received by the Assembly and moved into the Committee of the Whole for your consideration. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Motions
Motions

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Nunakput. Motion is in order. To the motion.

Motions
Motions

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Motions
Motions

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Question has been called. All those in favour. All those opposed. Any abstentions. The motion is carried. These reports will be moved into Committee of the Whole for consideration.

---Carried

MR. SPEAKER: Motions. Notices of motion for the first reading of bills. First reading of bills. Second reading of bills, Minister responsible for Health and Social Services.

Second Reading of Bills Bill 40: an act to amend the medical professional act
Motions

November 26th, 2021

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the Honourable Member for Range Lake,that Bill 40, an Act to Amend the Medical Profession Act, be read for the second time.

This bill amends the Medical Profession Act to allow a medical practitioner regulated in another province or territory to provide virtual care to patients in the Northwest Territories from a location outside the Northwest Territories. This may happen in the following ways:

An out-of-territory practitioner may apply for registration in the virtual care register and be issued a virtual care permit;

An out-of-territory practitioner may practice under a limited exception where they have received a referral from the NWT;

An out-of-territory practitioner may practice under an agreement between the Minister and either the government or the regulatory of their home jurisdiction.

The bill makes the associated necessary changes to the act to facilitate these new methods of practice. The bill also adds a regulation-making authority to authorize the establishment or adoption of standards, practice, code of ethics, continuing competency programs, and scope of practice frameworks and guidelines. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.