Homemakers' Services Act

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Published: 2016-01-05

Homemakers Services Act

CHAPTER 201 OF THE REVISED STATUTES, 1989

An Act Respecting the Provision of
Homemakers Services

Short title
1 This Act may be cited as the Homemakers Services Act. R.S.,c. 201, s. 1.

Interpretation
2 In this Act,

(a) "agency" means a municipal unit, a society incorporatedunder the Childrens Services Act or a non-profit organizationproviding a homemakers service;

(b) "homemakers service" means a service provided under thisAct and the regulations;

(c) "Minister" means the Minister of Community Services;

(d) "municipal unit" means a city, incorporated town ormunicipality of a county or district. R.S., c. 201, s. 2.

Purpose of Act
3 The purpose of this Act is to encourage the provision ofhomemakers services to families or individuals to enable them to remainin their homes. R.S., c. 201, s. 3.

Supervision of Act
4 The Minister has the general supervision of this Act. R.S., c. 201,s. 4.

Funding of agency providing homemakers service
5 (1) Subject to the regulations, the Minister may provide fundingto an agency that provides a homemakers service for

(a) a person who is elderly, handicapped, ill or convalescent;

(b) households in which there is a child who might otherwisehave to be cared for in a place other than his home during theabsence, illness, convalescence or incapacity of his mother or otherperson in whose charge he is;

(c) households in which the standard of housekeeping or child-rearing practices requires improvement to assist the family incoping with domestic or financial difficulties that might otherwiseresult in the family being unable to maintain themselves in theirhome.

Amount and manner of funding
(2) The amount and manner of funding shall be determined byregulations. R.S., c. 201, s. 5.

Personnel
6 (1) Persons required for the administration of this Act shall beappointed in accordance with the Civil Service Act.

Director
(2) The Minister may appoint a person in the public service to beDirector for the purposes of this Act and may prescribe his functions andduties. R.S., c. 201, s. 6.

Regulations
7 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations

(a) respecting the approval by the Minister of a homemakersservice;

(b) respecting personnel complements and personnelqualifications of a homemakers service;

(c) respecting the conditions under which funds may be providedby the Province for a homemakers service;

(d) respecting the collection of fees by a homemakers service;

(e) respecting records to be maintained by a homemakersservice;

(f) respecting standards of service;

(g) respecting the establishment of a homemakers serviceadvisory committee;

(h) respecting the classes of persons to whom an agency mayprovide a homemakers service;

(i) prescribing forms and providing for their use;

(j) defining any word or expression used in this Act and notdefined in this Act;

(k) respecting such other matters or things as are necessary tocarry out the intent and purpose of this Act.

Regulations Act
(2) The exercise by the Governor in Council of the authority containedin subsection (1) shall be regulations within the meaning of theRegulations Act. R.S., c. 201, s. 7.
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