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Regulations Listed by Department

This page lists Acts in alphabetical order beneath the name of the department or agency responsible for administering them - linked to a list of active regulations made under each Act. Only Acts that have regulations made under them are listed.

The Nova Scotia regulation number ("N.S. Reg.") of the base regulation and, if amended, the most recent amendment to the regulations is listed beneath the regulation title.

We post notice of new regulations and amendments (including new N.S. Reg. numbers) as soon as possible after filing, but the text of the new or newly consolidated regulations is not available until after the new regulations or amendments are published in the Royal Gazette Part II. Please contact us by e-mail with any questions about specific regulations.

Please note: we distribute Nova Scotia regulations only, not the Acts. Go to the Legislative Counsel website for the text of Acts (statutes) and bills.

A
Acadian Affairs and Francophonie
Advanced Education
Agriculture
C
Chief Electoral Officer
Communications Nova Scotia
Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage
Community Services
E
Economic Development
Education and Early Childhood Development
Environment and Climate Change
F
Finance and Treasury Board
Fisheries and Aquaculture
H
Health and Wellness
House of Assembly Management Commission
Human Rights Commission (Nova Scotia)
J
Justice
L
Labour, Skills and Immigration
M
Minister of Labour Relations
Minister responsible for the Act
Municipal Affairs and Housing
N
Natural Resources and Renewables
P
Private Acts
Public Service Commission
Public Works
S
Securities Commission (Nova Scotia)
Seniors and Long Term Care
Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services
U
Utility and Review Board

Office of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie

To view a list of regulations made under an Act, click on the name of the Act. Top
French-language Services Act

Department of Agriculture

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Agricultural Marshland Conservation Act
Agricultural Weed Control Act
Agriculture and Marketing Act
Agriculture and Rural Credit Act
Animal Health and Protection Act
Animal Protection Act
Bee Industry Act
Crop and Livestock Insurance Act
Dairy Industry Act
Farm Practices Act
Farm Registration Act
Fur Industry Act
Health Protection Act (Milk Production, Transportation and Pasteurization Regulations only)
Imitation Dairy Products Act
Livestock Health Services Act
Margarine Act
Meat Inspection Act
Natural Products Act
Potato Industry Act
Veterinary Medical Act
Wildlife Act (Deer Farming and Marketing of Deer Products Regulations and Game Farming Regulations only)

Department of Advanced Education

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Agriculture and Marketing Act (Agreements of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Regulations only)
Degree Granting Act
Language Schools Act
Private Career Colleges Act
Student Aid Act
University Foundations Act

Chief Electoral Officer

To view a list of regulations made under an Act, click on the name of the Act. Top
Elections Act

Communications Nova Scotia

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Communications and Information Act (also under Justice as relates to Royal Gazette)

Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage

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Arts Council Act
Boxing Authority Act
Heritage Property Act
Libraries Act
Order of Nova Scotia Act
Public Archives Act
Sherbrooke Restoration Commission Act
Special Places Protection Act (also under Environment and Climate Change)
Volunteer Fire and Ground Search and Rescue Services Act
Volunteer Protection Act
Volunteer Services Act

Department of Community Services

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Adoption Information Act
Children and Family Services Act
Employment Support and Income Assistance Act
Homes for Special Care Act (also under Seniors and Long Term Care)
Intercountry Adoption Act
North Queens Nursing Home Act
Protection for Persons in Care Act (also under Seniors and Long Term Care)
Social Assistance Act (also under Seniors and Long Term Care)

Department of Economic Development

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Co-operative Associations Act
Industrial Loan Act
Invest Nova Scotia Board Act
Nova Scotia Business Incorporated Act
Venture Corporations Act

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

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Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority Act
Early Education and Child Care Act
Education Act
Education (CSAP) Act
Mi'kmaq Education Act
Public School Administrators Employment Relations Act
Teachers' Professional Agreement and Classroom Improvements (2017) Act

Department of Environment and Climate Change

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Environment Act
Health Protection Act (Food Safety Regulations only)
Non-essential Pesticides Control Act
Off-highway Vehicles Act (regulations respecting vulnerable areas and protected water areas only)
Special Places Protection Act (regulations respecting designated ecological sites only)
Wilderness Areas Protection Act

Department of Finance and Treasury Board

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Cannabis Control Act
Corporation Capital Tax Act
Credit Union Act
Equity Tax Credit Act
Gaming Control Act - Part I
Income Tax Act
Insurance Act
Insurance Premiums Tax Act
Members' Retiring Allowances Act
Liquor Control Act
Pension Benefits Act
Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act
Provincial Finance Act
Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act
Public Service Superannuation Act
Revenue Act
Sales Tax Act
Sydney Steel Corporation Sale Act
Teachers' Pension Act
Trust and Loan Companies Act

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture

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Fish Harvester Organizations Support Act
Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act
Wildlife Act (Fishing Regulations only)

Department of Health and Wellness

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Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Act
Chiropractic Act
Counselling Therapists Act
Dental Act
Dental Hygienists Act
Dental Technicians Act
Denturist Act
Dispensing Opticians Act
Fair Drug Pricing Act
Gaming Control Act - Part I (also under Finance and Treasury Board)
Health Authorities Act
Health Protection Act (also under Agriculture)
Health Services and Insurance Act
Hospitals Act
Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act
Licensed Practical Nurses Act
Mandatory Testing and Disclosure Act
Massage Therapist Titles Protection Act
Medical Act
Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals Act
Medical Laboratory Technology Act
Medical Professional Corporations Act
Midwifery Act
Municipal Hospitals Loan Act
Nursing Act
Occupational Therapists Act
Optometry Act
Paramedics Act
Patient Safety Act
Personal Health Information Act
Pharmacy Act
Physiotherapy Act
Prescription Monitoring Act
Psychologists Act
Registered Nurses' Act
Regulated Health Professions Network Act
Respiratory Therapists Act
Safe Body Art Act
Safer Needles in Healthcare Workplaces Act
Smoke-free Places Act
Snow Sport Helmet Act
Tanning Beds Act
Tobacco Access Act

House of Assembly Management Commission

To view a list of regulations made under an Act, click on the name of the Act. Top
House of Assembly Management Commission Act

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

To view a list of regulations made under an Act, click on the name of the Act. Top
Human Rights Act

Department of Justice

(see also the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and Private Acts) To view a list of regulations made under an Act, click on the name of the Act. Top
Accessibility Act
Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act
Alternative Penalty Act
Architects Act
Assets Management and Disposition Act
Body Armour Control Act
Builders' Lien Act
Canadian Forces Reservists Protection Act
Child Pornography Reporting Act
Civil Forfeiture Act
Communications and Information Act (also under Communications Nova Scotia)
Correctional Services Act
Corrections Act
Costs and Fees Act
Court and Administrative Reform Act
Court Houses and Lockup Houses Act
Court Officials Act
Divorce Act (Canada)
Domestic Violence Intervention Act
Enforcement of Canadian Judgments and Decrees Act
Engineering Profession Act
Expropriation Act
Family Court Act
Family Orders Information Release Act
Fatality Investigations Act
Flea Markets Regulation Act
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Gunshot Wounds Mandatory Reporting Act
Interior Designers Act
Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act
Interpretation Act
Interprovincial Subpoena Act
Intestate Succession Act
Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act
Judicature Act
Juries Act
Justices of the Peace Act
Legal Aid Act
Lobbyists' Registration Act (also under Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services)
Maintenance Enforcement Act
Medal of Bravery Act
Members and Public Employees Disclosure Act
Missing Persons Act
Ombudsman Act
Parenting and Support Act
Personal Directives Act
Personal Information International Disclosure Protection Act
Police Act
Police Services Act
Prisons and Reformatories Act (Canada)
Private Investigators and Private Guards Act
Probate Act
Provincial Court Act
Public Trustee Act
Reciprocal Enforcement of Custody Orders Act
Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act
Regulations Act
Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act
Service Dog Act
Small Claims Court Act
Summary Proceedings Act
Time Definition Act
Victims' Rights and Services Act
Workers' Compensation Act (Workers' Compensation Appeal Backlog Regulations, Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations and Workers' Compensation Transitional Appeal Regulations only)
Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada)
Youth Justice Act

Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration

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Adult Learning Act
Amusement Devices Safety Act
Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act
Cosmetology Act
Court and Administrative Reform Act (Labour Relations Board Orders Regulations only)
Electrical Installation and Inspection Act
Elevators and Lifts Act
Fair Registration Practices Act
February Holiday Act
Labour Board Act
Labour Standards Code
NewPage Port Hawkesbury Pension Plans Act
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Pay Equity Act
Research Nova Scotia Corporation Act
Registered Barbers Act
Teachers' Collective Bargaining Act
Technical Safety Act
Trade Union Act
Workers' Compensation Act (also under Justice)

Minister of Labour Relations

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Public Services Sustainability (2015) Act

Minister responsible for the Act

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Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act
Retail Business Designated Day Closing Act
Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act
Tourist Accommodations Registration Act

Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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Assessment Act
Building Code Act
Emergency "911" Act
Emergency Management Act
Fire Safety Act
Halifax Regional Municipality Charter
Housing Act
Housing Nova Scotia Act
Municipal Elections Act
Municipal Government Act
Municipal Grants Act
Oil Refineries and L.N.G. Plants Municipal Taxation Act
Property Valuation Services Corporation Act
Region of Windsor and West Hants Municipality Act

Department of Natural Resources and Renewables

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Beaches Act
Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act
Community Easements Act
Conservation Easements Act
Crown Lands Act
Electricity Act
Endangered Species Act
Energy Resources Conservation Act
Energy-efficient Appliances Act
Forests Act
Gas Distribution Act
Gypsum Mining Income Tax Act
Land Surveyors Act
Marine Renewable-energy Act
Maritime Link Act
Mineral Resources Act
Mines Act
Off-highway Vehicles Act (also under the Departments of Environment and Climate Change and Transportation and Active Transit)
Offshore Petroleum Royalty Act
Petroleum Resources Act
Petroleum Resources Removal Permit Act
Pipeline Act
Primary Forest Products Marketing Act
Provincial Parks Act
Scalers Act
Trails Act
Underground Hydrocarbons Storage Act
Wildlife Act (also under the Departments of Agriculture and Fisheries and Aquaculture)

Private Acts

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Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival Act

Public Service Commission

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Civil Service Act
Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act
Conflict of Interest Act
Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act
Public Sector Compensation (1994-97) Act
Public Sector Compensation Restraint Act
Public Service Act

Department of Public Works

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Dangerous Goods Transportation Act
Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission Act
Highway 104 Western Alignment Act
Motor Carrier Act
Motor Vehicle Act
Off-highway Vehicles Act (also under the Departments of Environment and Climate Change and Natural Resources and Renewables)
Public Highways Act
Railways Act
Surplus Crown Property Disposal Act

Nova Scotia Securities Commission

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Securities Act

Department of Seniors and Long Term Care

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Homemakers' Services Act
Homes for Special Care Act (also under Community Services)
Protection for Persons in Care Act (also under Community Services)
Social Assistance Act (also under Community Services)

Department of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

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Business Electronic Filing Act
Cemetery and Funeral Services Act
Change of Name Act
Collection and Debt Management Agencies Act
Community Interest Companies Act
Companies Act
Condominium Act
Consumer Creditors' Conduct Act
Consumer Protection Act
Consumer Reporting Act
Corporations Registration Act
Direct Sellers' Regulation Act
Embalmers and Funeral Directors Act
Gaming Control Act - Part II
Land Registration Act
Limited Partnerships Act
Lobbyists' Registration Act (also under Justice)
Marketable Titles Act
Marriage Act
Mortgage Brokers' and Lenders' Registration Act
Mortgage Regulation Act
Partnership Act
Partnerships and Business Names Registration Act
Personal Property Security Act
Petroleum Products Pricing Act
Private Investment Holding Companies Act
Real Estate Trading Act
Registry Act
Rent Review Act
Rental Property Conversion Act
Residential Tenancies Act
Senior Citizens' Property Tax Rebate Act
Societies Act
Theatres and Amusements Act
Vital Statistics Act

Utility and Review Board

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Petroleum Products Pricing Act
Public Utilities Act
Utility and Review Board Act