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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 20 from 2022-03-04 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Inadmissibility on health grounds

  •  (1) An officer shall determine that a foreign national is inadmissible on health grounds if the officer determines that the foreign national’s health condition is likely to be a danger to public health or public safety or, except for a foreign national referred to in subsection 38(2) of the Act, might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand.

  • Marginal note:Danger to public health or public safety

    (2) Before determining that the foreign national’s health condition is likely to be a danger to public health or public safety, the officer shall consider any opinions of an officer who is assessing the foreign national’s health condition.

  • Marginal note:Excessive demand

    (3) Before determining that the foreign national’s health condition might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand, the officer shall consider

    • (a) any opinions of an officer who is assessing the foreign national’s health condition; and

    • (b) any relevant non-medical factors, including

      • (i) the foreign national’s intent and financial ability to mitigate any excessive demand, and

      • (ii) the feasibility of a mitigation plan, if any, submitted by the foreign national.

  • SOR/2022-39, s. 2

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