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HEALTH CANADA (French : Santé Canada) is the department of the government of Canada
Canada
with responsibility for national public health .

The current Minister of Health is Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Ginette Petitpas Taylor
, a Liberal Member of Parliament appointed to the position by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau .

CONTENTS

* 1 Branches, regions and agencies

* 1.1 Ministers and officers * 1.2 Branches * 1.3 Agencies

* 2 Offices * 3 Laboratories * 4 Compliance and Enforcement * 5 International collaboration * 6 Related legislation * 7 Criticisms * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links

BRANCHES, REGIONS AND AGENCIES

Health Canada
Canada
has the following branches, regions and agencies:

MINISTERS AND OFFICERS

* Minister of Health * Deputy Minister - Simon Kennedy * Associate Deputy Minister - Paul Glover * Chief Public Health Officer

BRANCHES

* Audit & Accountability Bureau * Chief Financial Officer Branch * Communications and Public Affairs Branch * Corporate Services Branch * Departmental Secretariat * First Nations & Inuit Health Branch * Healthy Environments & Consumer Safety Branch * Health Products & Food Branch * Legal Services * Regions and Programs Branch * Strategic Policy Branch * Pest Management Regulatory Agency (operates as a branch)

AGENCIES

* Public Health Agency of Canada
Canada
* Assisted Human Reproduction Canada
Canada
* Canadian Institutes of Health Research * Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission * Patented Medicines Prices Review Board * Canadian National Calibration Reference Centre

OFFICES

* Office of the Cameron Visiting Chair * Office of the Chief Dental Officer * The National Office of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System * Nurse Recruitment * Public Services Health Medical Centre

LABORATORIES

* Laboratory Centre for Disease Control * Sir Frederick G Banting Research Centre

COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

The Compliance and Enforcement Directorate supports Health Canada's mission to help Canadians maintain and improve their health by enforcing the laws and regulations related to the production, distribution, importation, sale and/or use of consumer products, tobacco, pest control products, drugs, biologics, medical devices and natural health products.

The Directorate conducts inspections and investigations to ensure products are safe, of good quality, and properly labelled and distributed, in order to better protect Canadians from potentially harmful products and consumables.

Compliance and Enforcement Directorate is divided into six distinct programs:

* Canada
Canada
Vigilance Program * Controlled Substances Program * Inspectorate Program * Pesticide Control Program * Product Safety Program * Tobacco Control Program

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

In December 2016, Health Canada
Canada
approved the purchase of a new botulism antitoxin called Botulism
Botulism
Antitoxin Heptavalent (BAT) from the American-based company Emergent Biosolutions , a global specialty biopharmaceutical company. The Public Health Agency of Canada
Canada
has identified botulism as a likely biological terrorist threat.

RELATED LEGISLATION

ACTS FOR WHICH HEALTH CANADA HAS TOTAL OR PARTIAL RESPONSIBILITY

* Assisted Human Reproduction Act * Canada
Canada
Health Act * Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Act * Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Canadian Environmental Protection Act
, * Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act * Controlled Drugs and Substances Act * Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Implementation Act * Department of Health Act * Financial Administration Act * Fitness and Amateur Sport Act * Food and Drugs Act * Hazardous Materials Information Review Act * Hazardous Products Act * Patent Act * Pest Control Products Act * Pesticide Residue Compensation Act * Quarantine Act * Radiation Emitting Devices Act * Tobacco Act -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

* ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/activit/career-carriere/questions-eng.php#q10 * ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/index-eng.php * ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/minist/deputy-sous/index-eng.php * ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/minist/assoc-deputy-sous-deleg/index-eng.php * ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/index-eng.php * ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/rapb-dgrp/reg/on-eng.php#a5 * ^ " Emergent BioSolutions
Emergent BioSolutions
Receives Health Canada
Canada
Approval for Botulism
Botulism
Antitoxin". Yahoo Finance. 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2017-01-11. * ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/legislation/acts-lois/index_e.html * ^ Gauntlet Editorial Board. "Editorial: Mis-informed consent". Editorial. The Gauntlet . Retrieved 18 December 2011. * ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/09/10/drug-safety-china-india.html?corth Americamp=rss * ^