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11. The hospital board shall forthwith upon organization prepare a scheme which may provide for

(a) The location and purchase of a suitable hospital site;

(b) The purchase, acquisition or erection of suitable buildings and the furnishing and equipment of the same as a hospital, including an operating room with necessary appliances;

(c) The engagement of duly qualified medical practitioners and registered nurses;

(d) An estimate of the capital expenditure required;

The repayment of the capital expenditure by way of instalments or of a sinking fund;

(f) An estimate of the annual expenditure and probable


(g) A schedule of fees, if any, proposed to be charged and the method of their collection;

(h) An agreement such as referred to in the following section of this Act;

(2) The proportions and manner in which it is proposed that any expenditure shall be borne by the different municipalities concerned if a hospital board shall represent more than one municipality;

(j) Such other estimates or matters as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act, or which the Minister may require.

12. The hospital board may, subject to the provisions of this Act, enter into an agreement with any other hospital board or with any person or corporation operating a hospital for the purpose of providing, exercising or performing any benefit, power or duty conferred or imposed by this Act.

13. All moneys required for capital and current expenditure shall be raised in the manner provided for by the various Acts governing the co-operating municipalities, but the sums to be raised annually for payment of instalments of principal and interest, or for payment of interest and sinking fund, as the case may be, shall in no event be such as to require the levy of a higher rate than two mills in the dollar in municipalities where taxes are levied on a valuation basis, on all the rateable property within the municipality, according to the last revised assessment roll; provided that if the tax levied for hospital purposes on any lot in any subdivision or plan, or on any fraction of a quarter section, is less than ten cents, the amount payable shall be ten cents.

14. The scheme referred to in section 11 hereof and any alteration or modification of the same, shall remain inoperative until approved of by the Minister, but no

approval of the same shall be given by the Minister except subject to the provisions of section 17 of this Act: Provided, however, that if in any case the Minister cannot approve of the scheme, it may be referred to the Board of Public Utility Commissioners, who shall have power to alter such scheme, as to the proportions mentioned in subsection (2) of section 11 hereof, and the scheme so altered shall, after being approved by the Minister, be reported by the board as provided for in section 15 of this Act.

15. The hospital board shall as soon as a scheme has been approved of by the Minister, report to the council or councils of the municipality or municipalities interested, and such council or councils shall at the first regular meeting after the receipt of such report pass a by-law incorporating such scheme and a provision for the raising of the money required for capital expenditure, if any.

(2) Such by-law shall be submitted in the same manner as a money by-law to the electors of the municipality entitled to vote on money by-laws, within three months from the date of receipt of the report from the hospital board, and in no case shall it be finally passed by the council of any municipality unless it has received such approval as is required for money by-laws.

(3) The secretary-treasurer of each municipality shall report to the Minister the result of the vote taken under clause (2) hereof within one week of the date of such vote.

16. Subject to the provisions of this Act the board shall do all things that may be necessary for carrying out any hospital scheme and may make such rules and regulations for the maintenance and management of the hospital as it may deem fit.

17. Nothing herein contained shall deprive any hospital of any of the benefits of The Hospitals Ordinance, and this Act shall be subject to the provisions of The Hospitals Ordinance, The Public Health Act and The Public Utilities Act.

18. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations not inconsistent with this Act covering the construction, equipment, maintenance, inspection, supervision, control and management thereof and the auditing and investigation of accounts and affairs of such hospitals, and such other matter or matters as may arise out of the operation of this Act.



An Act respecting all Houses of Public Accommodation.


(Assented to April 5, 1917.)

IS MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta, enacts as follows:


1. This Act may be cited as "The Houses of Public Accommodation Act."


2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires: 1. "Houses of public accommodation" shall mean and include hotels and restaurants;

2. "Hotel" shall mean and include any place offering to the public, for a consideration, meals, lodgings, beds, bedrooms and sample rooms, or any of them, in which there is sleeping accommodation;

3. "Restaurant" shall mean and include any building, booth, tent, or part of a building in which meals are offered to be served to the public for a consideration;

4. "Municipality" shall mean and include any city, town or village. ·

3. The council of every municipality may pass by-laws, not inconsistent with any law or regulation having the force of law in this province, for any or all of the following purposes, and for enforcement of such by-laws by means of penalties:

(a) For licensing, regulating and governing all houses of public accommodation, and for prohibiting the granting of such licenses to any applicant who is not of good character or whose premises are not suitable for the business, and for determining the time such license shall be in force, and the fee to be paid therefor;

(b) For revoking any license so granted whenever the council of the municipality deems such revocation desirable, without stating any reason therefor, but in the case of the revocation of a license under any such by-law the treasurer of the municipality shall refund to the licensee

such proportionate part of the license fee as will represent the unexpired portion of the term for which the license was granted;

(c) To refund or rebate in whole or in part any taxes, other than school taxes, paid or chargeable against any licensee of any house of public accommodation under this Act;

(d) Generally, to do and authorize such matters and things, not contrary to law, as may be deemed necessary and expedient for the purpose of providing sufficient accommodation for the travelling public, and to fix and impose fees therefor.

4. All sums collected for license fees or for penalties for offences against any by-law passed in pursuance of this Act shall be paid over to the municipality in which the licensee resides or carries on business, or in which the offence was committed.



An Act to provide for Protection of Electrical Workers.

(Assented to April 5, 1917.)

HIS MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta, enacts as follows:

1. This Act may be cited as "The Electrical Workers' Protection Act."

2. It shall be unlawful from and after the passage of this Act for any officer, agent, or employee of the Province of Alberta, or any city, town or other municipality thereof, or for any other person, firm or corporation, or its officers, agents or employees, to run, place, erect, maintain or use any electrical apparatus or construction, except in accordance with the provisions of this Act:

Provided that this Act shall not apply to any mine as interpreted by The Mines Act, being chapter 4 of the Statutes of Alberta, 1913, and amendments thereto.

3. No wire or cable carrying a current of less than six hundred (600) volts of electricity within the corporate limits of any city or town shall be run, placed, erected, maintained or used on any insulator the centre of which is less than thirteen (13) inches from the centre line of any pole and no such wire shall be run past any pole to which it is not attached at a distance of less than thirteen (13) inches from the centre line thereof. This section shall not apply to any wire or cable where the same is run from underground and placed vertically on the pole; nor to any wire or cable where the same is attached to the top of the pole; nor to a pole top fixture as between it and the same pole; nor to any wire or cable between the points where the same is made to leave any pole or fixture thereon for the purpose of entering any building or other construction and the point of attachment to such building structure; nor to any jumper wire or cable carrying a current or connected with a transformer or other appliance on the same pole; nor to a bridle or jumper wires on any pole which are attached to or connected with signal wires on the same pole; nor to any aerial cable as between such cable and any pole on which it originates or terminates; nor

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