Queen's Regulations and Orders for Canadian Cadet Organizations (QR Cadets) Chapter 6 - Chaplain, Medical, Dental and Legal Service
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Section 1 – chaplain services
- 6.01 religious services
- 6.02 provision of chaplains
- 6.03 religious denominations
- 6.04 - 6.09 not allocated
Section 2 – medical services
- 6.10 medical examinations
- 6.11 entitlement to medical care - cadet instructors
- 6.12 entitlement to medical care - cadets
- 6.13 emergency employment of civilian medical practitioners
- 6.14 payment of civilian medical care and examinations
- 6.15 emergency medical care - civilian instructors and volunteers
- 6.16 - 6.19 not allocated
Section 3 – dental services
- 6.20 entitlement to dental treatment - cadet instructors
- 6.21 entitlement to dental treatment - cadets
- 6.22 emergency dental care - civilian instructors and volunteers
- 6.23 - 6.29 not allocated
Section 4 – legal services
- 6.30 canadian forces liability - cadet instructors, civilian instructors, volunteers and cadets
- 6.31 - 6.99 not allocated
6.01 RELIGIOUS SERVICES
(1) Subject to military requirements, the commanding officer of a base or other unit or element of the Regular Force at which cadets are undergoing training shall:
(a) provide for the performance of religious services on all Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation;
(b) provide adequate accommodation and facilities for conducting these services; and
(c) give the chaplain or officiating clergyman every assistance in the performance of his duty.
(2) One period per week of spiritual, quality of life issues and lifestyle instruction may be included in the training syllabus for cadet summer training.
(3) A cadet shall not be required to attend a religious service but may attend services of the group in which his or her denomination is included (see QR&O article 33.05)
(4) A cadet shall not be required to attend a parade that is primarily devoted to a religious service unless, subject to QR&O 33.01 paragraphs (3) and (4), it is in connection with parades designated by the Chief of the Defence Staff.
Subject to military requirements, the Chief of the Defence Staff may approve the appointment of chaplains to training centres established to conduct cadet summer training, training establishments or places established for full-time courses.
(1) For cadet purposes, all denominations shall be grouped as:
(a) Protestant, to include
(ii) United Church,
(vi) Christian Science,
(vii) Greek Orthodox,
(viii) Salvation Army,
(x) the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
(xi) New Apostolic Church, and
(xii) other Protestant denominations;
(b) Roman Catholic, to include
(i) Roman Catholic; and
(ii) Greek Catholic;
(d) other religions and persuasions; or
(e) no religion.
(2) The commanding officer of a cadet corps or training centre shall provide the chaplain or officiating clergyman with a nominal roll by denomination of all cadets on strength.
[6.04 - 6.09: not allocated]
6.10 MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS
Cadet instructors, civilian instructors and cadets shall be medically examined or produce evidence of medical fitness, as required, in accordance with orders and instructions issued by the the Chief of the Defence Staff.
Cadet instructors, while employed on cadet duties, are entitled to medical care in accordance with orders and instructions issued by the Chief of the Defence Staff.
For the purpose of determining entitlement to medical treatment, a cadet performing cadet duty is entitled to the same medical care as a private of the Reserve Force who is performing Class "A" Reserve Service or Class "B" Reserve Service in accordance with orders and instructions issued by the Chief of the Defence Staff.
(1) In a medical emergency, the commanding officer of a cadet corps, or in his or her absence the senior cadet instructor present at a training period, may authorize a cadet instructor or cadet to receive emergency medical care from a civilian medical practitioner or a civilian medical facility.
(2) When medical care is provided under paragraph (1), the commanding officer of the cadet corps, or in his or her absence the cadet instructor who authorized the care, shall inform the command surgeon within 24 hours of the circumstances necessitating emergency medical care. The command surgeon shall arrange for any further medical care required in accordance with articles 6.11 or 6.12 and instructions issued by the Chief of the Defence Staff
Accounts rendered by civilian medical practitioners, hospitals or clinics for medical care or examinations provided under authority of article 6.13, shall be forwarded to the command surgeon for payment in accordance with procedures established by the Chief of the Defence Staff.
(1) The medical services of the Canadian Forces will extend to civilian instructors and volunteers, who are employed on cadet duties, such emergency examination and treatment required to alleviate pain and suffering and to preserve life to the extent required to evacuate the patient to a civilian medical facility.
(2) Civilian instructors or volunteers will not be provided any elective care, treatment or medication by the Canadian Forces medical services.
[6.16 - 6.19: not allocated]
6.20 ENTITLEMENT TO DENTAL TREATMENT - CADET INSTRUCTORS
Cadet instructors, while employed on cadet duties, are entitled to dental care in accordance with orders and instructions issued by the Chief of the Defence Staff.
For the purpose of determining entitlement to dental treatment, a cadet performing cadet duty is entitled to the same dental care as a private of the Reserve Force who is performing Class "A" Reserve Service or Class "B" Reserve Service in accordance with orders and instructions issued by the Chief of the Defence Staff.
(1) The dental services of the Canadian Forces will extend to civilian instructors and volunteers, who are employed on cadet duties, such emergency dental care as required to alleviate pain and suffering, and allow the person to be removed to a civilian facility.
(2) Civilian instructors and volunteers will not be provided with any elective dental treatment, care or medication.
[6.23 - 6.29: not allocated]
6.30 CANADIAN FORCES' LIABILITY - CADET INSTRUCTORS, CIVILIAN INSTRUCTORS, VOLUNTEERS AND CADETS
(1) With respect to claims against cadet units, staff or personnel, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces assume liability in tort for the negligent acts or omissions of servants of the Crown or those acting as agents of the Crown.
(2) In cases where the servants or agents acted within the scope of their duties or employment and in accordance with Treasury Board policy, such servants or agents will be indemnified providing they acted honestly and without malice.
(3) Should such servant or agent have been dishonest or malicious, the third party claimant will be paid by the Crown which will then seek recovery from the servant or agent.
(4) The Treasury Board Policy on civilian instructors and volunteers is to indemnify them to the same extent as servants or agents of the Crown, with respect to third party liability, if they were engaged in authorized cadet related duties and under the supervision of servants of the Crown (cadet instructors)
[6.31 - 6.99: not allocated]
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