Government Information & Health Legislation
The following acts, agencies, policies and regulations provide essential safety polices for use in biotechnology professions.
Canada Health Act
The Canada Health Act (CHA or the Act) is Canada's federal legislation for publicly funded health care insurance.
Canadian Public Health Association
CPHA is the independent national voice and trusted advocate for public health, speaking up for people and populations to all levels of government. We champion health equity, social justice and evidence-informed decision-making.
Harzardous Products Regulations
The federal Hazardous Products Act and the pursuant Hazardous Products Regulations, which apply to suppliers, define which materials (i.e., hazardous products) are included in the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and set out what information suppliers must provide to employers for controlled products used in the workplace.
Health Canada is responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. It ensures that high-quality health services are accessible, and works to reduce health risks. They are a federal institution that is part of the Health portfolio.
Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act
In Ontario, specimen collection centres and laboratories are governed by the LSCCLA and the regulations made thereunder. The LSCCLA provides for the licensing, inspection, operation, and maintenance of specimen collection centres and laboratories. There are two regulations under the LSCCLA: (1) the Specimen Collection Centres Regulation, Regulation 683 (the “SCC Regulation”) and (2) the Laboratories Regulation, Regulation 682 (the “Lab Regulation”).
National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases
The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, formerly The International Centre for Infectious Disease is a Canadian organisation set up in 2004 to collaborate resources worldwide in the fight against infectious diseases.
Nuclear Safety and Control Act
The Nuclear Safety and Control Act (the Act) of Canada replaced the Atomic Energy Control Act of 1946 with new, more effective and explicit legislation to regulate the activities of the Canadian nuclear industry.
Occupational Health and Safety Act
The purpose of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation is to protect you, the worker, against hazards on the job. It outlines the general rights and responsibilities of the employer, the supervisor and the worker. The law makes both you and your employer jointly responsible for workplace health and safety.
The Ontario Health Care Consent Act
The Health Care Consent Act (HCCA) is an Ontario law that has to do with the capacity to consent to treatment. See also: informed consent. The HCCA states that a person has the right to consent to or refuse treatment if they have mental capacity.
Ontario Ministry of Health And Long Term Care
The Ministry of Long-Term Care is the Government of Ontario ministry responsible for administering the long-term care system and providing related services in the province of Ontario.
The Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act
The Personal Health Information Protection Act sets out rules for the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information. ... With limited exceptions, the legislation requires health information custodians to obtain consent before they collect, use or disclose personal health information.
Personal Health Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations. It sets out the ground rules for how businesses must handle personal information in the course of their commercial activity.
Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada is part of the federal health portfolio. Its activities focus on preventing disease and injuries, responding to public health threats, promoting good physical and mental health, and providing information to support informed decision making.
Regulated Health Professions Act
The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) is the legislation that governs Ontario's regulated health professions' Colleges. Professions also have their own professional statutes, e.g., Physiotherapy Act, 1991, that lay out additional, individual definitions, scopes of practice, and authorized acts.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
The purpose of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations is to promote public safety when dangerous goods are being handled, offered for transport or transported by road, rail, air, or water (marine).
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System ( WHMIS ) are laws, created in 1988 to: give employers and workers information about the hazardous products or chemicals they may be exposed to at work. reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.
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