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Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board

Other forms of name:
Nova Scotia. Public Utilities Board
Nova Scotia. Expropriations Compensation Board
Nova Scotia Municipal Board
Nova Scotia Tax Review Board

In 1992 the Public Utilities Board, Expropriations Compensation Board, Nova Scotia Municipal Board and Nova Scotia Tax Review Board were combined and continued as the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB). The new board is an administrative and adjudicative tribunal with broad functions, powers and duties under the Public Utilities Act, Expropriation Act, Assessment Act and Revenue Act, among others. From 1994 to 1999 the review officer under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was a part-time member of the board. In 2003 regulatory control over automobile insurance rates and premiums was removed from the UARB and vested in the new Nova Scotia Insurance Review Board. In 2008 the UARB resumed these responsibilities from the defunct Insurance Review Board.

Notes: Authority record based on Statutes of Nova Scotia: 1992 c. 11, 2003 (2nd Sess.) c. 1, 1995 c. 7; Orders in Council 2003-557 (19 Dec. 2003), 2008-474 (9 Sept. 2008).



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