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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.