Canada Health Act Division
The Canada Health Act Division (CHAD) administers and provides policy advice related to the Canada Health Act. It monitors a broad range of sources to assess provincial/territorial compliance with the criteria and conditions of the Act, informs the Minister of possible non-compliance with the Act and recommends appropriate action.
Other responsibilities of the Division include:
- developing interpretations under the Act and providing support to legal counsel in court cases in which the Act is involved;
- responding to enquiries about the Act and health issues received by the public, Members of Parliament, governments and the media; and
- compiling information on provincial and territorial health care programs and activities, and providing analysis of the Act and other health insurance topics.