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The acts and regulations that regulate the delivery of environmental health services and programs at local and regional levels in Canada are continuously changing. To streamline the search process, we have compiled a list of federal and provincial/territorial legislation with relevance exclusive to the environmental health community.


Department of Health Act, SC 1996, c 8

Human Pathogens Importation Regulations, SOR/94-558

Health Hazards Regulation, NS Reg 198/2005


Bodies of Deceased Persons Regulation, Alta Reg 135/2008

Communicable Diseases Regulation, Alta Reg 238/1985

British Columbia

Health Act Communicable Disease Regulation, BC Reg 4/83


Dead Bodies Regulation, Man Reg 27/2009

Sanitary Areas Regulation, Man Reg 328/88 R

Newfoundland and Labrador

Communicable Diseases Act, RSNL 1990, c C-26

Nova Scotia

Communicable Diseases Regulations, NS Reg 196/2005

Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Conditions Regulations, NS Reg 195/2005

Transportation of the Dead Regulations, NS Reg 44/42

Environmental Assessment Regulations, NS Reg 26/95

Health Protection Act, SNS 2004, c 4

Health Act, RSNS 1989, c 195

Northwest Territories

Disease Surveillance Regulations, NWT Reg 096-2009


Communicable Diseases - General, RRO 1990, Reg 557

Control of West Nile Virus, O Reg 199/03

Specification of Communicable Diseases, O Reg 558/91

Specification of Reportable Diseases, O Reg 559/91

Specification of Virulent Diseases, O Reg 95/03

Disposal of Deadstock, O Reg 105/09

Prince Edward Island

Notifiable Diseases and Conditions and Communicable Diseases Regulations, PEI Reg EC560/13


Disease Control Regulations, RRS c P-37.1 Reg 11