An Act to Amend the Early Childhood Services Act
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:
1 The Early Childhood Services Act, chapter E-0.5 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 2010, is amended by adding after section 2.01 the following:
2.02( 1) The Minister shall establish and maintain an on-line registry.
2.02( 2) An operator of a licensed facility shall provide the Minister with the information for the on-line registry that is prescribed by regulation within the time prescribed by regulation.
2.02( 3) Despite subsection (1), an on-line registry shall not be established before the date prescribed by regulation.
2 The Act is amended by adding after section 48 the following:
Collection, use and disclosure of social insurance number to determine eligibility for assistance
48.1( 1) For the purposes of this Part, the Minister may enter into agreements with the Canada Revenue Agency to collect, use or disclose tax information, including personal information, to establish eligibility for assistance under section 46.
48.1( 2) The Minister may seek the consent of a parent applying for assistance under section 47 and, if applicable, of his or her spouse or the person with whom the parent cohabits as a spouse, to collect, use and disclose their social insurance numbers, if the collection, use and disclosure is required to collect tax information from the Canada Revenue Agency about the parent’s income and the spouse’s or other person’s income for the purposes of establishing the parent’s eligibility for assistance under section 46.
48.1( 3) The Minister may disclose the social insurance number of a parent, spouse or other person referred to in subsection (2), who has provided his or her consent, to the Canada Revenue Agency in order to collect tax information about the parent’s income and the spouse’s or other person’s income for the purposes of establishing the parent’s eligibility for assistance under section 46.
48.1( 4) The Minister may disclose a social insurance number to the Canada Revenue Agency electronically under the authority of this section.
48.1( 5) If this section is inconsistent with or in conflict with a provision of the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, this section prevails.
3 Section 63 of the Act is amended by adding after paragraph (a) the following:
(a.01) prescribing information that an operator shall provide to the Minister for the purpose of subsection 2.02(2) and prescribing the time for providing that information;
(a.02) prescribing a date for the purposes of subsection 2.02(3);