CDPC - Acts and Legislation

Communicable Disease Prevention and Control

Acts and Legislation

Health Protection Act

The Health Protection Act is legislation designed to protect the health of the public.

The Act came into effect November 1, 2005, it:

  • provides the legal framework enabling public health officials to protect the public and to prevent, detect, manage, and contain health threats without unduly interfering with civil rights and liberties
  • deals with notifiable diseases or conditions, communicable diseases, health hazards, public health emergencies and food safety
  • lays out the duties and responsibilities of public health officials and of the Ministers responsible

User Friendly Guide to the Health Protection Act ( HPA) and Regulations

This guide provides health professionals and others who have responsibilities under the Health Protection Act and Regulations with basic information in an easy-to-use format.

The guide provides an overview only. It is not intended to be a complete description or to replace reading the statute and regulations or seeking advice from a lawyer.

A Guide to the Health Protection Act and Regulations(PDF)


Professional Roles and Responsibilities Fact Sheets


Mandatory Testing and Disclosure Act

An Act Respecting Mandatory Testing and Disclosure to Protect Victims of Crime, Emergency Service Workers and Other Persons