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Nurse Practitioner Week Act, 2016, S.O. 2016, c. 36 - Bill 63

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This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 63 and does not form part of the law.  Bill 63 has been enacted as Chapter 36 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2016.


The Bill proclaims the second full week of November in each year as Nurse Practitioner Week.


chapter 36

An Act to proclaim Nurse Practitioner Week

Assented to December 8, 2016


Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced university education who provide personalized, quality health care to patients. Ontario nurse practitioners provide a full range of health care services to individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings, including hospitals and community-based clinics in cities and smaller towns in Ontario. They work in partnership with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals such as social workers, midwives, mental health professionals and pharmacists to keep Ontarians well. 

It is appropriate to celebrate and recognize the valuable contributions made by nurse practitioners in Ontario.  It is also important to draw attention to the remaining barriers to their full integration into Ontario’s health care system.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Nurse Practitioner Week

1. The second full week of November in each year is proclaimed as Nurse Practitioner Week.


2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3. The short title of this Act is the Nurse Practitioner Week Act, 2016.