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Canada's National Health Insurance program referred to as Medicare
The principles governing our health care system are symbols of the underlying Canadian values of equity and solidarity
Roles and responsibilities for Canada's Health Care system are shared between federal and provincial territorial governments.
Canada Health Care Act CHA
Canada Health Transfer CHT
Provincial and territorial governments are responsible for the management, organization and delivery of health services for their residents.
The Canada Health Act is Canada's federal legislation for publicly funded health care insurance.
The aim of CHA is to ensure that all eligible residents have reasonable access to insured health services on a prepaid basis
Transport Canada is responsible for administering the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (TDGA)
The primary purpuse of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and it's associated regulations to ensure the safety of everyone affected by the moment of dangerous goods and preservation of our environment
classes of dangerous goods Explosives, Gases, Flammable and cumbustible liquids, flammable solids, oxidizing substances, poisonous, radioactive, corrosives
Act a bill that is passed by the Legislative Assembly after its Third Reading and that receives Royal Assent.
Bill A proposed Act that is before the legislative assemble for consideration, it must receive three readings to be passed by the assembly and then receive royal assent
Legislation The Queen, as represented by the Lieutenant Governor
O. Reg Ontario Regulation, giled with registrar of assigned number based on the order in which they are filed.
Regulation A law that is made by a person or body whose authority to make the law is set out in an Act.
R.R.O. 1990: Revised Regulations of Ontario (R.R.O.1990)
S.O. Statutes of Ontario
Statute The term "statute" and "act" are interchangeable
Occupational and Health and Safety Act OHSA is an Ontario law that governs health and safety hazards in the workplace
The OHSA sets out, in general terms, the duties of employers and others to foster an internal responsibility system include: the placing of responsibility on officers and directors of a corporations to ensure that the corporation complies with the Act and Regulations
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System WHMIS
The Ministry of Labour is responsible for administration and enforcement of both Federal and Provincial WHMIS Legislation
WHMIS is a comprehensive plan for providing information on safe use of hazardous materials provided by means of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDA)
WHMIS became law through a series of provincial and territorial legislation that became effective in October 31, 1988
The main components of WHMIS are hazard identification, product classification, labeling, material safety data sheets, worker traning and education
WHMIS was developed by a tripartite steerring committee representatives from government industry and labour
WHMIS Definitions "bulk shipment" means shipment of controlled product that is contained without intermediate packaging in a vessel, freight container, road vehicle railway, ship aircraft pipeline
container includes a bag, barrel, bottle, box, can, cylinder, drum, storage tank, or similar package.
controlled product means a product material or substance determined in accordance with Part IV of the Controlled Products Regulations included in a class listed in Hazardous Products act
Label includes a mark, sign, device, stamp, seal, sticker, ticket,f tag or wrapper
Medical Professional a person who,under the laws of the province in which the person is practising
Workplace Label means controlled product and that discloses product identifier, informatin for safe handling, material safety data sheet
An employer shall assess all biological and chemical agent produced in the workplace to determine if they are hazardous material
An employer shall ensure that every worker who works with or in proximity to a controlled product is instructed in the contents required on a supplier label , and material safety data sheets, procedures for safe use storage and handling of controlled product
An employer shall ensure that every controlled product not in a container and every container of a controlled product, received at a workplace from a supplier is labelled with a supplier label
If a label applied to a controlled product or container becomes illegible or removed an employer shall replace the label with either a supplier label or a workplace label
An employer who produces a controlled product in a workplace shall disclose as quickly as possible under the circumstances the source of any Toxicological Data used by the employer to prepare a material safety data sheet when the employer is requested to do so by an inspector, a worker, member of H&S committee,
Fiscal Year means 12 month period beginning on April 1
Laboratory Director means a person responsible for the administration of the scientific and technical operations
Laboratory Technician means a person who under direct supervision performs lab tests which require limited tehnical skill and responsibilities.
RHPA Regulated Health Professions Act (regulates health professions in Ontario)
Supplier Material Safety Data Sheets: An Employer who receives a controlled product from supplier for use at a workplace shall obtain a supplier material safety data sheet for the controlled product.
Employer Material Safety Data Sheets: An employer who produces a controlled product at a workplace shall prepare a material safety data sheet for the controlled product
The RHPA consists of the Regulated Health Professions Act, the Health Professions Procedural Code, profession-specific Acts, regulations under the Act and the profession-specific Acts, and the Ministry of Health Appeal and Review Board Act
While laboratory assistants/technicians are not regulated under the RHPA, they often perform venipuncture or phlebotomy; proceedures which are deemed controlled acts by the RHPA.
Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act PHIPA specifies the rules for the collection, use and sharing of personal health information by "health information custodians"
A health information custodian includes doctors, other health care practitioners, hospitals,and long-term care facilities, clinic, laboratories, pharmacies, and other related organizations.
Created by: nugentbarbara