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Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Monfwi.

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Jane Weyallon-Armstrong Monfwi

In favour.

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Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Great Slave.

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Katrina Nokleby Great Slave

For.

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Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Nahendeh.

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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

In favour.

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

The results of the recorded vote: 16 in favour, one opposed, zero abstentions. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Bill 55 has had second reading.

Second reading of bills. Consideration in Committee of the Whole of bills and other matters, Bill 23, 29, Committee Report 30-19(2), Committee Report 31-19(2).

By the authority given to me as Speaker by Motion 1-19(2), I hereby authorize the House to sit beyond the daily hours of adjournment to consider the business before the House, with Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes in the chair.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

I will now call Committee of the Whole to order. What is the wish of committee? Member for Frame Lake.

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Madame le President. The committee wishes to consider Committee Report 31-19(2) and Committee Report 30-19(2). Mahsi.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Does committee agree?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

Committee Report 31-19(2): Standing Committee on Social Development Report on Bill 40: An Act to Amend the Medical Profession Act
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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you, committee. We will proceed with the first item.

Committee, we've agreed to consider Committee Report 31-19(2), Standing Committee on Social Development Report on Bill 40, An Act to Amend the Medical Profession Act.

I will go to the chair of Standing Committee on Social Development for any opening comments. Member for Kam Lake.

Committee Report 31-19(2): Standing Committee on Social Development Report on Bill 40: An Act to Amend the Medical Profession Act
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Caitlin Cleveland Kam Lake

Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Madam Chair, the committee's report was read into the record on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022. Bill 40 received second reading in the Legislative Assembly on November 26th, 2021, and was referred to the Standing Committee on Social Development for review.

Near the end of the Committee's 120-day review period, the Government of the Northwest Territories' Department of Health and Social Services identified issues with the bill that could require substantial amendments.

On March 28, 2022, committee sought and received an extension for our review period and indicated that we were willing to work collaboratively with the Minister of Health and Social Services to make improvements to the bill.

On May 16, 2022, the standing committee was pleased to have a public hearing with Dr. Katherine Breen of the Northwest Territories Medical Association to hear their views on Bill 40 and on the work that had been done to improve the bill.

On May 19, 2022, the standing committee held a public hearing with the Minister of Health and Social Services and completed its clause-by-clause review of the bill.

Ten motions were carried by the committee and concurred with by the Minister. The committee thanks the Minister and department for their hard work and collaboration to improve this bill.

Individual Members may have comments on the report, and I would like to thank committee for their dedicated work in seeing this bill through to today. Thank you very much, Madam Chair.

Committee Report 31-19(2): Standing Committee on Social Development Report on Bill 40: An Act to Amend the Medical Profession Act
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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you. I will now open the floor to general comments on Committee Report 31-19(2).

Seeing that there are no comments, MLA for Kam Lake.

Committee Motion 245-19(2): Committee Report 31-19(2): Standing Committee on Social Development Report on the Review of Bill 40: An Act to Amend the Medical Profession Act - Standards of Practice for Physicians Practicing in the Northwest Territories, Carried
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June 3rd, 2022

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Caitlin Cleveland Kam Lake

Thank you, Madam Chair.

Madam Chair, I move that this committee recommends that the Minister of Health and Social Services engage the services of an independent body, such as other Colleges of Physicians, to develop standards of practice for physicians practicing in the Northwest Territories. Thank you, Madam Chair.