|This Act has "Not in Force" sections. See the Table of Legislative Changes.|
|1||Application of Part 1|
|3||Terms and conditions|
|4||Contributions to be made|
|6.1||Long Term Disability Fund special account|
|7||Power to make regulations for Part 1|
|9||Definitions for Part 2|
|10||Application of Part 2|
|11||Contributions and benefits|
|12||Lieutenant Governor empowered to enter agreement|
|13||Public Services Medical Plan Account|
|15||Audit of accounts|
|16||Expenses of administration|
|17||Power to make regulations for Part 2|
(c) every employee or group of employees in receipt of a salary as compensation for service rendered to the government to whom this Part is declared to apply by order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council;
(2) For the purposes of this Part "employee" includes a Provincial judge, the chief coroner and deputy chief coroner under the Coroners Act, or other person appointed to a position or office to which is attached a salary payable by the government.
(2) If, under the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the bargaining agent for the government enters an agreement with a bargaining unit certified under that Act and the agreement provides for a benefit plan made effective by contract or contracts with an insurer or insurers, the minister must ensure that the contract under subsection (1) is consistent with the agreement.
(4) A contract under subsection (1) may be a contract under which the insurer or insurers assumes the risk, or under which the government assumes the risk and under which the insurer disburses benefits and generally manages a scheme of insurance on the government's behalf.
(b) must determine whether any contribution toward payment of premium is required to be made by persons insured directly or under a contract made under this Part and the rates and methods of any contribution, and
4 Every person insured under a contract made under this Part must make the contributions determined under section 3.
5 If a contract or contracts made under this Part require money to be provided or paid by the Minister of Finance or otherwise on behalf of the government as employer under this Part, it must be provided or paid by the Minister of Finance
(4) Money for any payments required under a contract or plan made under this Part and for any costs incurred for managing, on the government's behalf, a scheme of insurance or a benefit plan under this Part may be paid from the fund established for that purpose under subsection (1).
(5) A fund established under subsection (1) is a trust fund for purposes of the Financial Administration Act.
"former fund" means the Long Term Disability Fund that was continued and deemed to be established under section 6 (2), as that section read before its repeal;
"LTD plan" means the Long Term Disability Plan continued under this Act;
"special account" means the special account, as defined in section 1 of the Financial Administration Act, established under subsection (2) of this section.
(d) amounts transferred from a vote, as defined in section 1 of the Financial Administration Act, to the special account as contributions by the government in respect of the LTD plan;
(4) Despite section 21 (3) of the Financial Administration Act, the minister may pay money out of the special account for the following purposes:
(5) Section 27 (1) (a) and (b) of the Financial Administration Act does not apply to the appropriation under subsection (4) of this section.
(6) Treasury Board may direct that the balance of the special account be reduced by an amount equal to any part of the balance that Treasury Board considers is not required for the purposes of the LTD plan.
7 (1) To carry out this Part, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations referred to in section 41 of the Interpretation Act.
8 The minister must lay before the Legislative Assembly, within 15 days after the start of each annual session, a return containing a full and clear statement and accounts of all business done under this Part during the fiscal year preceding that session.
9 In this Part and the regulations under it:
"contributor" means an employee who avails himself or herself of the coverage afforded by this Part and whose premium payments are in good standing;
"employee" means all of the following:
(b) a person who receives remuneration for services rendered to an employer within the meaning of the pension plan rules made under the Public Service Pension Plan, continued under the Public Sector Pension Plans Act, and who, with the consent of that employer, elects to have this Part apply to him or her;
(e) a person who renders service, the remuneration for which is paid by a corporation, board, commission or authority that is an agent of the government, and to whom the Lieutenant Governor in Council declares this Part to apply;
(2) This Part does not apply to a person or group of persons covered by a contract or plan of group medical insurance coverage other than under this Part and whose eligibility for coverage under this Part has been rescinded by order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
(c) the sum payable under section 2 of the Members' Remuneration and Pensions Act to a member of the Legislative Assembly to whom this Part applies.
(2) Despite subsection (1) (a) and (c), every person to whom this Part applies may pay the prescribed monthly premium during any period in which a deduction cannot be made under subsection (1) (a) and (c).
(3) The payments made under subsections (1) (a) and (2) entitle the employee to the benefits of this Part in respect of medical and other related expenses incurred during the next succeeding calendar month only.
(4) The payments made under subsection (1) (c) entitle the member of the Legislative Assembly to the benefits of this Part in respect of medical and other related expenses incurred during the next succeeding calendar year only.
(a) enter an agreement or contract with any person in respect of a plan of insurance or coverage for employees and their dependants for medical and other related expenses incurred by the employees and their dependants to whom this Part applies, or
(2) Under a plan authorized by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under subsection (1), the employer must contribute a sum not less than the monthly or annual premiums authorized to be paid by the employees under section 11.
(3) The employer of a person whose salary or wage is not paid from public money within the meaning of the Financial Administration Act must reimburse the Minister of Finance in respect of the contributions required to be made under subsection (2) for that person.
(2) All receipts under sections 11 and 12 (2) and all disbursements made under plans approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under section 12 (1) must be recorded in the Public Services Medical Plan Account.
(2) The minister must lay before each annual session of the Legislature a return containing a full and clear statement and accounts of all business done under this Part during the fiscal year preceding that session.
16 All salaries and other expenses necessarily incurred in the administration of this Part, together with the payments required by the Minister of Finance under section 12 (2), must be charged to the legislative appropriation made for the purpose.
17 (1) To carry out this Part, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations referred to in section 41 of the Interpretation Act.
(l) defining the notice to be given by an employee who desires to be excluded from the provisions of this Part, and determining the circumstances under which contributions may be discontinued or refunds made;
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