Prevention Policies Directory

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We've listed 86 policies under your selection of "Location". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Immunization Regulations, PEI Reg EC529/14

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Infectious agents
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2014
This regulation requires that the medical practitioner, nurse practitioner or nurse, or a pharmacist administering a vaccine, other than the influenza vaccine, must complete a vaccination report for the Chief Public Health Officer and keep vaccination records, in respect of each vaccination.

Materials Stewardship and Recycling Regulations, PEI Reg EC349/14

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2014
This regulation governs the application for a recycling facility permit and the terms and conditions of the permit which include rules regarding the disposal of: automotive scrap; electronic products; paint products; lamp products; oil and glycol products; lead-acid batteries; pharmaceutical products; and medical sharps.

Food Premises Regulations, PEI Reg EC616/14

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014
This regulation states that a license holder shall ensure that all pesticides, chemicals, and cleaning equipment and supplies are kept separate from food preparation and storage areas.

Charlottetown – Victoria Park Comprehensive Master Plan

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Community gardens, Food provision, Food retail, Local food, Nutrition, Parking management, Road safety, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

This Master Plan supports physical activity by providing access to sports facilities.

Tanning Facility Regulations, PEI Reg EC561/13

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Indoor tanning, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Liquor Agency Regulations, PEI Reg EC343/12

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Alcohol, Outlet density, Privatization
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2012

Prince Edward Island School Nutrition Policy – Eastern School District (ELSB)

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food composition, Food literacy education, Food prices, Food promotion, Food provision, Food retail, Healthy food marketing, Local food, Marketing to children, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Pricing, Procurement, Sales of unhealthy foods, Sodium, Sugar, Trans-fat, Vending machines
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Health Services Act, RSPEI 1988, c H-1.6

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2010
This Act concerns the provision of health services which, by definition in this legislation, includes the prevention of illness or injury and the promotion or maintenance of health.

REPEALED Materials Recycling Regulations, PEI Reg EC669/09

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009

This repealed regulation lists 'used oil' as a designated material and describes how a used oil return facility shall be operated. It prohibits an individual from contaminating used oil - a contaminant being: polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), arsenic, chromium, cadmium, lead, and chlorine.

Summerside – Tobacco Free Indoor/Outdoor Recreation Facilities Policy

Location: Prince Edward Island, Summerside
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, Parks and beaches, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco sponsorship, Youth access
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2008

Summerside Bylaw SS-19 – Subdivision Bylaw

Location: Prince Edward Island, Summerside
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2008

This bylaw regulates the subdivision or consolidation or land in the City of Summerside. It requires that, for parcels of land greater than one acre in size and that are being subdivided into residential building lots, the developer must reserve a certain percentage of land for open space, recreation or park use.

General Regulations, PEI Reg EC147/08

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Manufacturing, Packaging, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2012
Year of adoption: 2008

Watercourse and Wetland Protection Regulations, PEI Reg EC720/08

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2012
Year of adoption: 2008
This regulation includes a prohibition, without a permit, of spraying pesticides within 15 metres of a watercourse or wetland boundary.

Summerside Bylaw SS-15 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Prince Edward Island, Summerside
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2007

All development, including existing land uses, buildings, and structures within the City of Summerside, must be in compliance with this bylaw. This bylaw governs recreational land uses and facilities, including swimming pools and regulates permitted land uses for liquor stores and licensed establishments in the city. 

Petroleum Hydrocarbon Remediation Regulations, PEI Reg EC655/06

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2006
This regulation applies to sites where petroleum hydrocarbons are present in the environmental media in excess of the acceptable concentration levels. It provides guidance for environmental assessment and remedial work.

Contaminated Sites Registry Regulations, PEI Reg EC656/06

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 2006
This regulation allows the minister to designate an area of the environment as a contaminated site and a risk to human health for several reasons, including the petroleum hydrocarbon concentrations present on or in the area of the environment are equal to or greater than the maximum allowable contaminant concentration.

Charlottetown Bylaw 2018-11 – Zoning and Development Bylaw

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2006

City of Charlottetown Official Plan

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Rural context, Snow clearing, Streetscaping, Trail
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 2005

General Regulations, PEI Reg EC414/05

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Flavoured tobacco, Menthol, Product display, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2005

General Regulations, PEI Reg EC761/05

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2005
This regulation prohibits the sale, supply or use of any domestic pesticide for the control of lawn pests that: is a fertilizer-pesticide blended product; is a granular spreadable pesticide; is a hose-end pesticide; is a pesticide concentrate; or contains the chemical 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.

Drinking Water and Wastewater Facility Operating Regulations, PEI Reg EC710/04

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2004

This regulation governs the operation of drinking water facilities and lists chemicals to be monitored in drinking water quality analyses, including arsenic, benzene, bromodichloromethane, cadmium, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, chromium, dichloromethane, ethylbenzene, lead, tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, and vinyl chloride.

General Regulations, PEI Reg EC396/03 under the Social Assistance Act

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 2003
This regulation allows the Director of Social Assistance to grant a social assistance applicant a healthy child allowance, in the form of financial assistance, for cultural and recreational activities for a dependent minor child.

Summerside Bylaw SS-23 – The Parks Bylaw

Location: Prince Edward Island, Summerside
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2002

This bylaw aims to protect parks within the City of Summerside and prohibits the destruction of trees and greenery, water pollution, and liquor consumption (except at licensed special events). 

Summerside Bylaw SS-21 – Taxi Bylaw

Location: Prince Edward Island, Summerside
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 2002

This bylaw prohibits taxi drivers in the City of Summerside from picking up or delivering alcoholic beverages as well as consuming said beverages or having them in possession while operating a cab. 

Subdivision and Development Regulations, PEI Reg EC693/00

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2000
This regulation includes stipulations the provision of recreational areas (e.g., hiking and cycling trails, parks, playgrounds, etc.) in land developments.

Waste Resource Management Regulations, PEI Reg EC691/00

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 2000

This regulation prohibits the disposal of 'special waste' (which includes asbestos-containing materials) except at  approved facilities. It also lists maximum concentrations for trace elements in compost. 

Summerside Bylaw SS-01 – Water and Sewer Bylaw

Location: Prince Edward Island, Summerside
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 1999

This bylaw governs city sewage collection and treatment and water distribution and purification. It prohibits the discharge of the following substances (among others) into sanitary sewers: gasoline, benzene, naphtha, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, pesticides, herbicides, arsenic, cadmium, nickel, and lead.

Special Projects Fund Regulations, PEI Reg EC639/99

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2008
Year of adoption: 1999
In this regulation, the Health Research Program is established to use funds from the Health Research Fund for the purposes of providing new knowledge around the prevention of diseases, such as cancer.

Summerside Official Plan 1998

Location: Prince Edward Island, Summerside
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Park, Trail
Year last amended: 2006
Year of adoption: 1998

Charlottetown Bylaw – Water & Sewer Utility Bylaw

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 1995

The rules and regulations set out in this bylaw apply to all municipal water and sanitary sewerage utilities. It prohibits the discharge of gasoline, benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde (amongst other substances) into any sanitary or combined sewer.

Charlottetown Bylaw – Smoking Bylaw

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Parks and beaches, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended: 1996
Year of adoption: 1995

Charlottetown Bylaw – Street Vendors Bylaw

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Alcohol, Food retail, Mobile vendors, Nutrition, Outlet density, Sales of unhealthy foods, Zoning
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1995

Ozone Layer Protection Regulations, PEI Reg EC619/94

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1994
This legislation regulates chlorofluorocarbons, halons, and chlorocarbons - all ozone-depleting substances.

REPEALED Lead-Acid Battery Regulations, PEI Reg EC26/93

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1993
This repealed regulation states that lead-acid batteries must not be disposed of in any way other than outlined within this legislation.

Air Quality Regulations, PEI Reg EC377/92

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2004
Year of adoption: 1992

This regulation requires companies to acquire permits to operate fuel burning equipment incinerators, industrial sources (e.g., asphalt plants), and used oil burners.

REPEALED Used Oil Handling Regulations, PEI Reg EC425/92

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1992
This repealed regulation prohibited the disposing of used oil at a solid waste management facility and set out requirements for used oil collectors.

General Regulations, PEI Reg EC390/91

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Tobacco, Tobacco taxation
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1991

Water Well Regulations, PEI Reg EC188/90

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2006
Year of adoption: 1990
This regulation prohibits a well from being constructed 150 metres from a solid waste management facility, 5-15 metres from a petroleum storage tank, or 45 metres from a commercial chemical storage facility (which includes those storing pesticides).

Charlottetown Bylaw – Snow Removal Bylaw

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Snow clearing
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 1989

Charlottetown Bylaw – Victoria Park and Promenade Bylaw

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure
Year last amended: 2009
Year of adoption: 1989

REPEALED Charlottetown Area Municipalities Act, RSPEI 1988, c C-4.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988

Trails Act, RSPEI 1988, c T-4.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1988
The purpose of this Act is to provide for the establishment and operation of trails on Crown lands for recreational use and enjoyment.

REPEALED Occupational Health and Safety Act, RSPEI 1988, c O-1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988
The object and purpose of this Act is to secure employees and self-employed persons from risks to their safety, health, and physical well-being arising out of, or in connection with, activities in their workplaces.

Health Tax Act, RSPEI 1988, c H-3

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Alcohol, Taxation
Year last amended: 2008
Year of adoption: 1988

Municipal Government Act, RSPEI 1988, c M-12.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke, Traffic calming
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1988

REPEALED Automobile Junk Yards Act, RSPEI 1988, c A-25

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988
This Act requires that an operator of an automobile junk yard have a permit to operate and that an automobile junk yard must be located outside a 500 ft radius from parks, playgrounds, beaches, and schools to be eligible for a permit.

REPEALED School Act, RSPEI 1988, c S-2.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Food literacy education, Nutrition
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988

Highway Traffic Act, RSPEI 1988, c H-5

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1988

REPEALED Municipalities Act, RSPEI 1988, c M-13

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Snow clearing
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988

Tobacco and Electronic Smoking Device Sales, RSPEI 1988, c T-3.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Flavoured tobacco, Menthol, Product display, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Water pipe, Youth access
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1988

Revenue Tax Act, RSPEI 1988, c R-14

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food prices, Nutrition, Tax
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1988

Occupational Health and Safety Act, RSPEI 1988, c O-1.01

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1988

This Act is a framework to prevent occupational illness and disease in province through the internal responsibility system, government inspections, investigations, and training programs.

Pesticides Control Act, RSPEI 1988, c P-4

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1988

This Act provides for the training and licensing of applicators, inspection audits, use, and disposal of pesticides.

Nursing Home Regulations, PEI Reg EC10/88

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1988

REPEALED City of Summerside Act, RSPEI 1988, c S-9.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988

Smoke-free Places Act, RSPEI 1988, c S-4.2

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Patio, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1988

Environmental Protection Act, RSPEI 1988, c E-9

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1988

This Act sets out the general framework for environmental reporting. It requires reporting of discharges of contaminants.

Planning Act, RSPEI 1988, c P-8

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1988

Liquor Control Act, RSPEI 1988, c L-14

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Advertising, Alcohol, Outlet density, Privatization
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1988

Tobacco Tax Act, RSPEI 1988, c T-3.11

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Licensing, Tobacco, Tobacco sales, Tobacco taxation
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1988

Recreation Development Act, RSPEI 1988, c R-8

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1988
This Act states that the minister shall promote and encourage orderly development of recreation facilities and recreation services in the province. It allows for local council to offer recreation services and establish and operate parks and recreation facilities. It also allows the Lieutenant Governor in Council to offer grants to recreation facilities.

Public Forest Council Act, RSPEI 1988, c P-29.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1988
This Act creates the Public Forest Council whose duties include soliciting and evaluating proposals on community-based forest wealth creation projects and community-based health and wellness projects that require softwood forest resources to enable the projects to proceed.

REPEALED Health and Community Services Act, RSPEI 1988, c H-1.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988
This repealed Act states that one of the duties of the minister was to: promote and maintain the good health of the residents of the province.

Public Health Act, RSPEI 1988, c P-30.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: General, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Indoor tanning, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1988

REPEALED General Regulations, PEI Reg EC475/87

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Nutrition, Physical activity, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1987

Charlottetown Bylaw – Pedestrian Mall Bylaw

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Pedestrian infrastructure
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 1986

Provincial Parks Regulations, PEI Reg EC1134/66

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2004
Year of adoption: 1966
This regulation governs permitted and restricted activities in provincial parks.