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Public Health Agency of Canada Act

Version of section 7 from 2015-02-05 to 2022-09-11:


Marginal note:Lead health professional

  •  (1) The Chief Public Health Officer is the lead health professional of the Government of Canada in relation to public health.

  • Marginal note:Advice

    (1.1) The Chief Public Health Officer shall provide the Minister and the President with public health advice that is developed on a scientific basis.

  • Marginal note:Communication with governments, public health authorities and organizations

    (2) The Chief Public Health Officer may, with respect to public health issues, communicate with governments, public health author-ities or organizations in the public health field, within Canada or internationally.

  • Marginal note:Communication with the public, voluntary organizations and the private sector

    (3) The Chief Public Health Officer may communicate with the public, voluntary organizations in the public health field or the private sector for the purpose of providing information, or seeking their views, about public health issues.

  • 2006, c. 5, s. 7
  • 2014, c. 39, s. 256
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