Nunavut public health act aims to track latent tuberculosis
2020-01-16 from cbc.ca
More than three years after being passed in the legislature, a new law that governs public health in Nunavut is in effect.
A territory-specific Public Health Act is came into force in Nunavut as of Jan. 1. The act replaces legislation from the Northwest Territories that dates to the 1950s.
The new legislation was passed in 2016, but the Health department said it needed time to work out how the act would be administered, or put into practice, before it could bring updated regulations into force.
Even now, there are more policies and regulations to set up, said Dr. Jasmine Pawa, deputy chief public health officer for the government of Nunavut. That's related to changes in the new act for food and water safety.
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