Public Health Act, SNWT 2007, c 17

This Act provides a comprehensive framework for the protection and promotion of public health in the Northwest Territories. It outlines specific requirements of health care professionals when diagnosing, testing, or immunizing for a notifiable disease (includes cancers and benign tumors) and allows the Chief Public Health Officer to establish a voluntary immunization program for all or a part of the Northwest Territories. It grants the Commissioner the power to make regulations including (but not limited to) those respecting food safety, water supply, immunization for the prevention or treatment of diseases as notifiable immunizations.