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Part of Provincial Statutes
COMMUNITY HEALTH PROTECTION
Duty to inspect
10. (1) Every medical officer of health shall inspect or cause the inspection of the health unit served by him or her for the purpose of preventing, eliminating and decreasing the effects of health hazards in the health unit. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7, s. 10 (1).
(2) The duty of every medical officer of health under subsection (1) includes, but is not limited to, the duty to inspect or cause the inspection of the following:
1. Food premises and any food and equipment thereon or therein.
2. Premises used or intended for use as a boarding house or lodging house. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7, s. 10 (2).
Complaint re health hazard related to occupational or environmental health
11. (1) Where a complaint is made to a board of health or a medical officer of health that a health hazard related to occupational or environmental health exists in the health unit served by the board of health or the medical officer of health, the medical officer of health shall notify the ministry of the Government of Ontario that has primary responsibility in the matter and, in consultation with the ministry, the medical officer of health shall investigate the complaint to determine whether the health hazard exists or does not exist. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7, s. 11 (1).
(2) The medical officer of health shall report the results of the investigation to the complainant, but shall not include in the report personal health information within the meaning of the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 in respect of a person other than the complainant, unless consent to the disclosure is obtained in accordance with that Act. 2004, c. 3, Sched. A, s. 86.
(3) The obligation imposed on the medical officer of health under subsection (2) prevails despite anything to the contrary in the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004. 2004, c. 3, Sched. A, s. 86.
Attachments to document: Health Protection and Promotion Act