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Sunday Sep 25th - 2011

I recieved this email from City STAFF:

Dear Mayor Farbridge and members of Guelph City Council,
This is further to an inquiry regarding the mandatory services of Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health. The duties and mandatory programs are detailed in the following sections of the Health Protection and Promotion Act. For a complete copy of the Act please click on the following link:  
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90h07_e.htm#BK5

PART II
HEALTH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Duty of board of health
4.  Every board of health,
(a) shall superintend, provide or ensure the provision of the health programs and services required by this Act and the regulations to the persons who reside in the health unit served by the board; and
(b) shall perform such other functions as are required by or under this or any other Act. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7, s. 4.
Mandatory health programs and services
5.  Every board of health shall superintend, provide or ensure the provision of health programs and services in the following areas:
1. Community sanitation, to ensure the maintenance of sanitary conditions and the prevention or elimination of health hazards.
1.1 The provision of safe drinking water by small drinking water systems.
2. Control of infectious diseases and reportable diseases, including provision of immunization services to children and adults.
3. Health promotion, health protection and disease and injury prevention, including the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS and other diseases.
4. Family health, including,
i. counselling services,
ii. family planning services,
iii. health services to infants, pregnant women in high risk health categories and the elderly,
iv. preschool and school health services, including dental services,
v. screening programs to reduce the morbidity and mortality of disease,
vi. tobacco use prevention programs, and
vii. nutrition services.
4.1 Collection and analysis of epidemiological data.
4.2 Such additional health programs and services as are prescribed by the regulations.
5. Home care services that are insured services under the Health Insurance Act, including services to the acutely ill and the chronically ill. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7, s. 5; 1997, c. 30, Sched. D, s. 2; 2007, c. 10, Sched. D, s. 1 (3).
Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, paragraph 5 is repealed by the Statutes of Ontario, 1994, chapter 26, section 71. See: 1994, c. 26, ss. 71, 76.
School pupils
6.  (1)  Every board of health shall provide such of the health programs and services as are prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section to the pupils attending schools within the health unit served by the board of health. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7, s. 6 (1).
Extent of programs and services
8.  A board of health is not required by this Part to provide or ensure the provision of a mandatory health program or service referred to in this Part except to the extent and under the conditions prescribed by the regulations and the guidelines. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7, s. 8.
Optional health programs and services
9.  A board of health may provide any other health program or service in any area in the health unit served by the board of health if,
(a) the board of health is of the opinion that the health program or service is necessary or desirable, having regard to the needs of persons in the area; and
(b) the councils of the municipalities in the area approve of the provision of the health program or service. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7, s. 9.

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