Public Health Act Guidance Notes

The guidance notes in this section are to provide general orientation to the Public Health Act (PHA) and related legislation for public health officials who are responsible for implementing the PHA and others affected by the PHA.  These guidance notes are not legal advice and individuals should consult with their legal counsel in determining whether or to what extent the PHA may apply to a particular circumstance.  If there is a conflict between a guidance note and the PHA, its regulations or related legislation, the guidance note is superseded by the latter authorities to the extent of any conflict. Feedback on these guidance notes, or suggestions for additional guidance notes is welcome and may be provide to Dr. Brian P. Emerson, Medical Consultant, Population and Public Health Division, Ministry of Health at brian.emerson@gov.bc.ca.

Guidance Notes