The goal of the Public Health Act is to protect the general population's health and create conditions conducive to maintaining and enhancing the population's health and well-being. The Public Health Act is the source of my authority as Director of Public Health for the Montréal region. Along with other acts and regulations, it establishes the framework within which I work with all other public authorities.
As Director of Public Health, I am empowered under various provisions of the Act to carry out public health surveillance and to take action when the health of the population is threatened.
Acts and Regulations of Québec :
The following documents can be ordered via the Website of Publications du Québec :
Public Health Act
Act respecting medical laboratories, organ and tissue conservation and the disposal of human bodies
Regulation under the Public Health Act
Regulation respecting biomedical waste
Other legislation :
The two following documents can be ordered on the Website of Publications du Québec : http://www.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca
Act respecting the determination of the causes and circumstances of death
Civil Protection Act
The following act is available via the Website of the Parliament of Canada : http://www.parl.gc.ca
Bill C-12 (Quarantine Act)
The following regulations are available on the Website of the WHO : http://www.who.int/about/en/
International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005)