List of Acts and Regulations
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act
The Act authorizes the Minister of Health to issue administrative monetary penalties to enforce compliance with provisions of the Pest Control Products Act and associated Regulations.
- Assisted Human Reproduction Act
The Act addresses numerous ethical and health concerns arising from the use of assisted reproductive technologies. The Act prohibits a number of activities pertaining to assisted reproduction and related research, including cloning, in vitro embryo sex selection and payment for surrogacy. Some of the prohibited activities can be carried out if done in accordance with regulatory requirements that pertain to consent, testing donated sperm and ova for health and safety risks, and reimbursement of expenditures related to gamete donation and surrogacy.
- Canada Health Act
This Act establishes the criteria and conditions that provincial health insurance plans or extended health care services must meet to receive the full cash contributions under the Canada Health Transfer.
- Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
The purpose of this Act is to protect the public by addressing or preventing dangers to human health or safety that are posed by consumer products in Canada, including those that circulate within Canada and those that are imported.
- Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
The potential risks of environmental pollutants and toxic substances are evaluated under this Act that addresses pollution prevention and the protection of the environment (Environment Canada) and human health (Health Canada) to contribute to sustainable development.
- Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
This Act provides for the control of substances that can alter mental processes and that may produce harm to health and to society when diverted or misused. Except as authorized by regulation or via an exemption issued under Section 56 of the Act, all activities involving substances listed in the Schedules to the Act, i.e., importation, production, exportation, possession, etc., are prohibited.
- Department of Health Act
This Act sets out the powers, duties and functions of the Minister, which extend to all matters covering the promotion or preservation of the health of Canadians over which Parliament has jurisdiction.
- Financial Administration Act
An Order adopted under this Act authorizes the Minister of Health to charge fees for processing drug submissions and establishes fees for providing dosimetry services.
- Food and Drugs Act
This Act applies to all food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices sold in Canada, whether manufactured in Canada or imported. The Act and regulations ensure the safety of and prevent deception in relation to food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices by governing their sale and advertisement.
- Hazardous Materials Information Review Act
This Act establishes the mechanism to protect confidential business information from the disclosure requirements of the Hazardous Products Act, Canada Labour Code, and provincial and territorial occupational health and safety acts.
- Hazardous Products Act
The Act establishes the supplier label and safety data sheet requirements of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, WHMIS.
- Patent Act
The Act establishes the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) with a mandate to regulate the prices of patented medicines sold in Canada to ensure that they are not excessive; and to report to Parliament annually through the Minister of Health. Sections 90, 92, 102 and 103 of the Act authorize the Minister of Health to: instruct the Board to inquire into any matter and report back; make recommendations respecting the appointment of Members of the Board; enter into agreements with provinces respecting the distribution of excess revenues collected by the Board; and convene formal meetings on matters relating to how the PMPRB administers this Act as it applies to patented medicine prices.
- Pest Control Products Act
This Act and the associated Regulations apply to all pesticides manufactured, possessed, handled, stored, transported, imported, distributed or used in Canada. Pesticides include a variety of products such as insecticides, herbicides and fungicides for use in agriculture, forestry, industry and households. This Act and the Regulations protect human health and the environment through a pre- and post-market evaluation program to prevent unacceptable risks. Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency is responsible for administering this legislation.
- Pesticide Residue Compensation Act
The Act sets up a compensation regime under which the Minister of Health may compensate a farmer for losses attributable to the use of a pesticide in accordance with the label directions.
- Radiation Emitting Devices Act
This Act and Regulations prohibit the sale, lease and importation of radiation emitting devices that do not comply with the applicable standards. The Minister of Health may appoint inspectors who are empowered to search premises and to seize and detain devices, and may appoint analysts to analyse or examine radiation emitting devices and packaging.
- Tobacco Act
The Act aims to protect the health of Canadians in light of conclusive evidence implicating tobacco use in the incidence of numerous debilitating and fatal diseases; to protect young persons and others from inducements to use tobacco products and the consequent dependence on them; to protect the health of young persons by restricting access to tobacco products; and to enhance public awareness of the health hazards of using tobacco products.
For More Information
To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the áCanada Gazette and áConsulting with Canadians websites.