OC 1/2022 - Renewal of Declaration of a State of Emergency Throughout the Province of Saskatchewan to Address the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (President of the Executive Council)
Title: Renewal of Declaration of a State of Emergency Throughout the Province of Saskatchewan to Address the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Minister: President of the Executive Council
Summary: Orders that effective January 17, 2022, the declaration of a state of emergency made pursuant to Order in Council 465/2021, dated September 13, 2021, and most recently renewed pursuant to Order in Council 626/2021, dated December 16, 2021, is further renewed and continued throughout the province of Saskatchewan to address the COVID-19 public health emergency.
See: The Emergency Planning Act, section 17
Date Signed: January 12, 2022
Physicians should remain up-to-date with current public health orders, which can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website.
Physicians should be aware of recent legislative amendments that include provisions for victims of sexual violence/interpersonal violence to end a fixed term tenancy agreement without penalty. The amendments, laid out in The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, 2021 and The Residential Tenancies Amendment Regulations, 2021, allow victims of sexual violence to apply for a Certificate Confirming Safety Risk and thereby end a fixed-term tenancy by providing the Certificate Confirming Safety Risk and 28-days' notice to their landlord.
Section 12.4 (4) (c) of The Victims of Interpersonal Violence Act, designates duly qualified medical practitioners as Professional Persons who can provide a written statement indicating that a person is subject to interpersonal violence or sexual violence. The written statement is provided to the Victims Services Branch of the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General in the form of a "Professional Person Statement". Receipt of a signed Professional Person statement authorizes Victims Services to provide a Certificate Confirming Safety Risk to the person experiencing interpersonal or sexual violence.
Click here for more information and for the revised forms:
Professional Person Statement Form and Court Order Submission Form.
Please destroy any copies you may have of the old forms.
Physicians should be aware of the recent Amendment to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Narcotic Control Regulations concerning tramadol and the record-keeping requirements required following this change. The changes are set to be in effect starting March 31, 2022.
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is studying how children with reading disabilities, including dyslexia, experience and receive accommodations in Kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms.
Physicians & individuals: If you have professional experience helping students with reading disabilities, please participate in our survey.
The survey will remain open until March 21, 2022.
Click here to access a series of useful practice tools.