Public Health Agency of Canada Act (S.C. 2006, c. 5)

Act current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2015-02-05. Previous Versions

Transitional Provisions

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in sections 17 to 19.

former agency

ancienne agence

former agency means the portion of the federal public administration known as the Public Health Agency of Canada. (ancienne agence)

new agency

nouvelle agence

new agency means the Public Health Agency of Canada established under section 3. (nouvelle agence)

Marginal note:Chief Public Health Officer
  •  (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).

  • Marginal note:Employees

    (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.

Marginal note:Transfer of appropriations
  •  (1) Any amount that is appropriated, for the fiscal year in which this section comes into force, by an appropriation Act based on the Estimates for that year for defraying the charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the former agency and that is unexpended on the day on which this section comes into force is deemed, on that day, to be an amount appropriated for defraying the charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the new agency.

  • Marginal note:Transfer of powers, duties and functions

    (2) If a power, duty or function is, under any Act, order, rule or regulation, or under any contract, lease, licence or other document, vested in or exercisable by an officer or employee of the former agency, the power, duty or function is vested in and shall be exercised by the appropriate officer or employee of the new agency, unless the Governor in Council, by order, designates a deputy minister or an officer of the federal public administration to exercise or perform that power, duty or function.

Marginal note:References
  •  (1) A reference to the former agency in any of the following schedules and orders is deemed to be a reference to the new agency:

    • (a) Schedule I to the Access to Information Act, under the heading “Other Government Institutions”;

    • (b) Schedules I.1 and IV to the Financial Administration Act;

    • (c) the schedule to the Privacy Act, under the heading “Other Government Institutions”;

    • (d) the schedule to the Access to Information Act Heads of Government Institutions Designation Order;

    • (e) the schedule to the Direction Applying the Auditor General Act Sustainable Development Strategy Requirements to Certain Departments;

    • (f) the schedule to the Privacy Act Heads of Government Institutions Designation Order; and

    • (g) any order of the Governor in Council made pursuant to the definition department in subsection 2(1) of the Public Service Employment Act.

  • Marginal note:Deputy head

    (2) The designation of a person as deputy head of the former agency in any order of the Governor in Council made pursuant to paragraph 29(e) of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act or to the definition deputy head in subsection 2(1) of the Public Service Employment Act is deemed to be a designation of the Chief Public Health Officer as deputy head of the new agency.

Marginal note:Annual report

 Subsections 12(1) and (2) do not apply until the expiry of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which those subsections come into force.

Related and Consequential Amendments

Department of Health Act

 [Amendment]

Quarantine Act

 [Repealed, 2006, c. 5, s. 23]

Coordinating Amendment

 [Amendment]

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Order in council

Footnote * This Act, other than section 23, comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

  • Return to footnote *[Note: Section 23 in force on assent December 12, 2006; Act, other than section 23, in force December 15, 2006, see SI/2006-145.]

 
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