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[Assented to 19th December, 1925.] IS MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the

Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

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1. This Act may be cited as the “Hospital Act Amendment Act, Short title. 1925."

2. Section 2 of the “Hospital Act,” being chapter 106 of the Amends s. 2. “Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1924," is amended by striking out the definition of “indigent person.”

3. (1.) Section 5 of said chapter 106 is amended by striking out Amends s. 5. the first four lines of subsection (1), and substituting therefor the following:

“5. (1.) No hospital shall receive aid from the public moneys of the Province under this or any other Act, nor shall any municipality be liable under this Act to a hospital within the municipality for payments under subsection (1) or (2) of section 31, unless."

(2.) Said section 5 is further amended by striking out subsection (2), and substituting therefor the following subsections :

“(2.) For the purposes of this section, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council may from time to time appoint a person to represent the Provincial Government upon the board of management of any hospital.

“(3.) In the case of any hospital situate within the limits of a municipality in respect of which the municipality is liable for pay. ments under subsection (1) or (2) of section 31, and in the case of any hospital situate without the municipal limits to the support of which the municipality is the chief contributor with the exception of the Crown, the Municipal Council or Board of Commissioners of the

municipality shall from time to time appoint a person to represent the municipality upon the board of management of the hospital. If the Municipal Council or Board of Commissioners neglects or fails to make any appointment as provided in this subsection, the LieutenantGovernor in Council may make the appointment. In addition to all other appointments provided for in this section, the LieutenantGovernor in Council may, if he considers it advisable, appoint a person to represent the municipalities situate in the vicinity of a hospital upon the board of management thereof."

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4. Section 31 of said chapter 106 is repealed, and the following is

substituted therefor:Liability of munici- “31. (1.) The municipality in which any person who is a patient pality for hospital patients who reside in any hospital receiving aid under this Act has his permanent abode, in municipality.

or in which he resided for a continuous period of three months immediately preceding his admission to the hospital, shall be liable to pay to the board of management of the hospital the sum of seventy cents per day during the time that person is a patient therein.

“(2.) The municipality may agree with the board of management of a hospital to pay a fixed annual amount in lieu of its liability under subsection (1).

“(3.) Where a patient admitted to a hospital receiving aid under this Act represents himself as having his permanent abode in a municipality, or as having resided in a municipality for a continuous period of three months immediately preceding his admission to the hospital, or is otherwise found to have his permanent abode or to have so resided in a municipality, and where no agreement exists with that municipality under subsection (2), the secretary or some other officer of the hospital shall by registered post notify the clerk of that municipality that the patient has been so admitted, giving such information as is available to enable the clerk to identify the patient; and upon receipt of the notice the clerk shall by registered post acknowledge its receipt. The notice shall be given within seven days of the admission of the patient, and unless the notice is so given the municipality shall not be liable for any payment in respect of that patient under subsection (1).

“(4.) Where there is, either within or without the limits of any municipality, a hospital which is maintained by the municipality, or to the support of which the municipality is the chief contributor with the exception of the Crown, the municipality shall not be liable in respect of any patient treated in any other hospital, except in cases of emergency, or where the hospital so maintained or supported is not in a position to furnish the special treatment necessary for any certain patient, and authority for that patient to apply for admission to the other hospital has been given by the Mayor or Reeve or some duly authorized officer of the municipality, in which cases the municipality shall be liable to the extent set out in subsections (1) and (2).

“(5.) In the event of any dispute arising under this section the matter shall be referred to the Inspector of Municipalities and the Inspector appointed under this Act for decision, and their decision shall be final and conclusive between all parties concerned; but in the event of their disagreement the matter shall be referred to the Provincial Secretary, whose decision thereon shall be final and conclusive."

5. Section 32 of said chapter 106 is repealed.

Repeals s. 32.

6. This Act shall come into force on the first day of January, 1926. Commencement of

Act.

VICTORIA, B.C. :
Printed by CHARLES F. BANFIELD, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

1925.

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An Act respecting the Investigation of Industrial

Disputes within the Province.

[Assented to 11th December, 1925.]

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HEREAS the provisions of the “Industrial Disputes Investi. Preamble.

gation Act, 1907," chapter 20 of the Acts of the Parliament of Canada, 1907, do not apply to industrial disputes which are within the exclusive legislative jurisdiction of any Province of Canada :

And whereas it was enacted by chapter 14 of the Acts of the Parliament of Canada, 1925, entitled “ An Act to amend the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act, 1907,” that the said Act shall apply to, inter alia, “any dispute which is within the exclusive legislative jurisdiction of any Province and which by the legislation of the Province is made subject to the provisions of this Act":

And whereas it is deemed expedient, in view of the amendment recited above, that the provisions of the said Act shall be made to apply to industrial disputes of the nature defined in the said Act which are within the exclusive legislative jurisdiction of the Province:

Therefore, His Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows :

1. This Act may be cited as the “Industrial Disputes Investiga- Short title. tion Act (British Columbia)."

Dominion Act to

2. The provisions of the “ Industrial Disputes Investigation Act,” Application of chapter 20 of the Acts of the Parliament of Canada, 1907, and industrial disputes

within Provincial amendments thereto, shall apply to every industrial dispute of the jurisdiction. nature therein defined which is within or subject to the exclusive legislative jurisdiction of the Province.

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