Laws and Government

Laws and Government

Newfoundland and Labrador



Adult Protection Act

The Adult Protection Act is the law in Newfoundland and Labrador which protects adults who do not understand or appreciate the risk of abuse and neglect.

Accessibility Act

An Act Respecting Accessibility in the Province

Advance Health Care Directives Act
An act respecting the appointment of substitute health care decision makers

Building Accessibility Act

Building Regulations under the Act

Enduring Powers of Attorney Act
An act respecting powers of attorney

Human Rights Act

Mentally Disabled Persons’ Estates Act
An act respecting appointment of guardians for persons with intellectual disabilities for the management and custody of their estate

Seniors and Law
An Estate Planning Guide developed by the Public Legal Information Association of NL

Questions about wills, power of attorney, and substitute decision makers
A guide developed by the Public Legal Information Association of NL

Service Animal Act NL

An Act to ensure access for service animals used by persons with disabilities in NL


Accessible Canada Act

Parliament considers that it is essential to ensure the economic, social and civic participation of all persons in Canada, regardless of their disabilities, and to allow them to fully exercise their rights and responsibilities in a barrier-free Canada…on or before January 1, 2040.

Constitution Act, 1982
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Code of Practice for Ferry Accessibility
Developed by the Canadian Transportation Agency



UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The purpose of the Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.


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