14. (1) The Minister may establish advisory and other committees in relation to public health and provide for their membership, duties, functions and operation.
(2) Members of a committee shall be paid, for the performance of their duties and functions, any remuneration that may be fixed by the Governor in Council.
Marginal note:Travel, living and other expenses
(3) Members of a committee are entitled to be paid, in accordance with Treasury Board directives, for reasonable travel, living and other expenses incurred in the performance of their duties and functions while absent from their ordinary place of work, in the case of full-time members, or from their ordinary place of residence, in the case of part-time members.
15. (1) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, make regulations respecting
(a) the collection, analysis, interpretation, publication and distribution of information relating to public health, for the purpose of paragraph 4(2)(h) of the Department of Health Act; and
(b) the protection of that information if it is confidential information, including if it is personal information as defined in section 3 of the Privacy Act.
(2) Every person who knowingly possesses, uses or discloses information in contravention of a regulation made under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and is liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.
16. The following definitions apply in sections 17 to 19.
« ancienne agence »
“former agency” means the portion of the federal public administration known as the Public Health Agency of Canada.
« nouvelle agence »
“new agency” means the Public Health Agency of Canada established under section 3.
Marginal note:Chief Public Health Officer
17. (1) The person occupying the office of Chief Public Health Officer on the day on which this section comes into force remains in office and is deemed to have been appointed under subsection 6(1).
(2) Nothing in this Act is to be construed as affecting the status of an employee who, immediately before the coming into force of this section, occupied a position in the former agency, except that the employee shall, on that coming into force, occupy that position in the new agency.
Definition of “employee”
(3) In subsection (2), “employee” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Public Service Employment Act.
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