"Feedback Form - Public Health Act Consultations" - Nunavut, Canada

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FEEDBACK FORM
PUBLIC HEALTH ACT CONSULTATIONS
Do you have any comments or feedback on the new Public Health Act?
You can use this feedback form and fax to 867-975-5733 or email us at PHA@gov.nu.ca.
Please feel free to comment on any of the topics listed below or on any other topic.
Health Promotion
1. Including health promotion in the new Act
2. The role of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in public health
3. Using Health Impact Assessments
4. Minimum nutritional content of food
5. Housing standards
6. Programs for promoting dental health
________
Health Protection
1. Preventing communicable and non-communicable diseases
2. Vaccinating the public
3. The powers of public health officials to deal with epidemics and other public health
emergencies.
4. Isolation and quarantine orders
5. Food safety, including country food
6. Quality of drinking water
7. Regulations on sanitation (sewage, garbage and landfills)
8. More flexibility for setback requirements for waste disposal grounds
9. Environmental contaminants in the air (outdoor and indoor) and land and water
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FEEDBACK FORM
PUBLIC HEALTH ACT CONSULTATIONS
Do you have any comments or feedback on the new Public Health Act?
You can use this feedback form and fax to 867-975-5733 or email us at PHA@gov.nu.ca.
Please feel free to comment on any of the topics listed below or on any other topic.
Health Promotion
1. Including health promotion in the new Act
2. The role of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in public health
3. Using Health Impact Assessments
4. Minimum nutritional content of food
5. Housing standards
6. Programs for promoting dental health
________
Health Protection
1. Preventing communicable and non-communicable diseases
2. Vaccinating the public
3. The powers of public health officials to deal with epidemics and other public health
emergencies.
4. Isolation and quarantine orders
5. Food safety, including country food
6. Quality of drinking water
7. Regulations on sanitation (sewage, garbage and landfills)
8. More flexibility for setback requirements for waste disposal grounds
9. Environmental contaminants in the air (outdoor and indoor) and land and water
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10. Regulating hazardous products
11. Banning herbicides and domestic pesticide products
12. The regulation of public facilities (tanning salons, tattoo parlours, etc.)
13. Dealing with effects of climate change on public health
14. Vaccinating and quarantining animals with rabies
________
General Matters
1. The general importance of protecting and promoting the health of Nunavummiut
2. Providing no-fault compensation for vaccination injury
3. Protecting public health officials from civil liability when performing public health
functions
4. The duty of the GN to tell the public or others about serious public health risks
5. Protecting personal information
6. Making public health orders to deal with health problems
7. Appeals or reviews of decisions made by health officers
8. The right to sue for damages to health by a violation of the Act
9. Increasing fines
10. Penalties for officers of corporations that commit an offence
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________
Governance
1. The independent role of the Chief Medical Officer of Public Health
2. The professional qualifications of public health officials
3. Clear accountability rules for public officials
4. Reporting duties for public health officials
5. Role of Community Health Committees – accountable to municipal government or
the GN
________
You may add your contact information (Optional):
Name:
_____________________________________
Community: _____________________________________
Tel:
_____________________________________
Email:
_____________________________________
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