S-2.2 - Public Health Act

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55. Where a public health director becomes aware of the existence or fears the occurrence in the region of a situation putting the population or a group of individuals at high risk of avoidable mortality, disability or morbidity and, in the director’s opinion, effective solutions exist for the reduction or elimination of those risks, the director may formally request the authorities whose intervention appears useful to participate in the search for a solution adapted to the circumstances.
Authorities who receive such an invitation are required to participate in the search for a solution.
Where one of the authorities is a department or body of the Government, the public health director may not formally request their participation without first notifying the national public health director.
2001, c. 60, s. 55.