S-2.2 - Public Health Act

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123. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, while the public health emergency is in effect, the Government or the Minister, if he or she has been so empowered, may, without delay and without further formality, to protect the health of the population,
(1)  order compulsory vaccination of the entire population or any part of it against smallpox or any other contagious disease seriously threatening the health of the population and, if necessary, prepare a list of persons or groups who require priority vaccination;
(2)  order the closing of educational institutions or of any other place of assembly;
(3)  order any person, government department or body to communicate or give to the Government or the Minister immediate access to any document or information held, even personal or confidential information or a confidential document;
(4)  prohibit entry into all or part of the area concerned or allow access to an area only to certain persons and subject to certain conditions, or order, for the time necessary where there is no other means of protection, the evacuation of persons from all or any part of the area or their confinement and, if the persons affected have no other resources, provide for their lodging, feeding, clothing and security needs;
(5)  order the construction of any work, the installation of sanitary facilities or the provision of health and social services;
(6)  require the assistance of any government department or body capable of assisting the personnel deployed;
(7)  incur such expenses and enter into such contracts as are considered necessary;
(8)  order any other measure necessary to protect the health of the population.
The Government, the Minister or another person may not be prosecuted by reason of an act performed in good faith in or in relation to the exercise of those powers.
2001, c. 60, s. 123.