Administrative Burden Baseline update 2018

The Administrative Burden Baseline provides Canadians with a clear metric on the total number of requirements in federal regulations and associated forms that impose administrative burden on business. This baseline contributes to the openness and transparency of the federal regulatory system.

All federal regulations that are administered by Health Canada that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2018 count is 15,875. Since the Administrative Burden Baseline update in 2017, nine regulations administered and enforced by Health Canada were amended. There were no changes to the Administrative Burden Baseline count for six of the amended regulations. However, the redesign and changes to forms under of the Food and Drug Regulations resulted in a net increase from the 2017 count.

The total June 30, 2014 baseline count is 15,649 and can be viewed on the June 30, 2014 Administrative Burden Baseline Count page.

Administrative Burden Baseline count:

Title of act: Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations Respecting the Pest Control Products Act and Regulations SOR/2001-132 0
Title of act: Assisted Human Reproduction Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Assisted Human Reproduction (Section 8 Consent) Regulations SOR/2007-137 32
Title of act: Canada Health Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Extra-billing and User Charges Information Regulations SOR/86-259 0
Title of act: Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Administrative Monetary Penalties (Consumer Products) Regulations SOR/2013-101 0
Asbestos Products Regulations SOR/2016-164 0
Candles Regulations SOR/2016-165 0
Carbonated Beverage Glass Containers Regulations SOR/2016-166 0
Carriages and Strollers Regulations SOR/2016-167 0
Cellulose Fibre Insulation Regulations SOR/2016-177 0
Charcoal Regulations SOR/2016-178 0
Children's Jewellery Regulations SOR/2016-168 0
Children's Sleepwear Regulations SOR/2016-169 0
Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations SOR/2016-103 0
Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 SOR/2001-269 0
Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations SOR/2010-273 0
Corded Window Covering Products Regulations SOR/2016-172 0
Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations SOR/2016-152 0
Exemption Regulations (Consumer Products) SOR/2015-97 0
Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures Regulations SOR/2016-179 0
Face Protectors for Ice Hockey and Box Lacrosse Players Regulations SOR/2016-173 0
Glass Doors and Enclosures Regulations SOR/2016-174 0
Glazed Ceramics and Glassware Regulations SOR/2016-175 0
Ice Hockey Helmet Regulations SOR/2016-186 0
Infant Feeding Bottle Nipples Regulations SOR/2016-180 0
Kettles Regulations SOR/2016-181 0
Lighters Regulations SOR/2016-187 0
Matches Regulations SOR/2016-182 0
Mattresses Regulations SOR/2016-183 0
Pacifiers Regulations SOR/2016-184 0
Phthalates Regulations SOR/2016-188 0
Playpens Regulations SOR/2016-189 0
Residential Detectors Regulations SOR/2016-190 0
Restraint Systems and Booster Seats for Motor Vehicles Regulations SOR/2016-191 0
Science Education Sets Regulations SOR/2016-192 0
Surface Coating Materials Regulations SOR/2016-193 0
Tents Regulations SOR/2016-185 0
Textile Flammability Regulations SOR/2016-194 0
Textile Floor Coverings Regulations SOR/2016-176 8
Toys Regulations SOR/2011-17 0

Title of act: Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Please note that the Administrative Burden Baseline counts for the Canadian Environment Protection Act, 1999 are posted on Environment and Climate Change Canada's website. Please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada's Administrative Burden Baseline Page to view this count.

Title of act: Cannabis Act

Please note that the Administrative Burden Baseline counts for the Cannabis Act will be posted as part of the 2019 Administrative Burden Baseline count reporting period.

Title of act: Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations SOR/2016-230 496
Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations SOR/2000-217 971
Industrial Hemp Regulations SOR/98-156 202
Narcotic Control Regulations C.R.C., c. 1041 1213
Precursor Control Regulations SOR/2002-359 627
Qualifications for Designations as Analysts Regulations SOR/98-594 0
Regulations Exempting Certain Precursors and Controlled Substances from the Application of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act SOR/97-229 0
New Classes of Practitioners Regulations SOR/2012-230 0
Title of act: Financial Administration Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Fees in Respect of Drugs and Medical Devices Regulations SOR/2011-79 25
Authority to Sell Veterinary Drugs Fees Regulations SOR/95-31 1
Licensed Dealers for Controlled Drugs and Narcotics (Veterinary Use) Fees Regulations SOR/98-5 3
Order Designating the Minister of Health as Appropriate Minister with Respect to the Assisted Human Reproduction Agency of Canada for Purposes of the Act SI/2006-128 0
Establishment Licensing Fees (Veterinary Drugs) Regulations SOR/98-4 3
Veterinary Drug Evaluation Fees Regulation SOR/96-143 332
Title of act: Food and Drugs Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Blood Regulations SOR/2013-178 372
Cannabis Exemption (Food and Drugs Act) Regulations SOR/2016-231 0
Cosmetic Regulations C.R.C., c. 869 24
Food and Drug Regulations C.R.C., c. 870 5821
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Anticaking Agents SOR/2012-202 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Bleaching, Maturing, or Dough Conditioning Agents SOR/2012-203 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Carrier or Extraction Solvents SOR/2012-216 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Colouring Agents SOR/2012-204 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Emulsifying, Gelling, Stablilizing or Thickening Agents SOR/2012-205 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Firming Agents SOR/2012-207 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Food Enzymes SOR/2012-206 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Glazing or Polishing Agents SOR/2012-208 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials or Water Correcting Agents SOR/2012-211 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Preservatives SOR/2012-212 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Sequestering Agents SOR/2012-213 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Starch-Modifying Agents SOR/2012-214 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Sweeteners SOR/2012-210 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Yeast Foods SOR/2012-215 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives with Other Generally Accepted Uses SOR/2012-209 0
Marketing Authorization for Maximum Residue Limits for Veterinary Drugs in Foods SOR/2013-87 0
Medical Devices Regulations SOR/98-282 1131
Natural Health Products Regulations SOR/2003-196 1621
Processing and Distribution of Semen for Assisted Conception Regulations SOR/96-254 56
Safety of Human Cells, Tissues and Organs for Transplantation Regulations SOR/2007-118 70
Title of act: Hazardous Materials Information Review Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Hazardous Materials Information Review Act Appeal Board Procedures Regulations SOR/91-86 103
Hazardous Materials Information Review Regulations SOR/88-456 36
Title of act: Hazardous Products Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Hazardous Products Regulations SOR/2015-17 2

Title of act: Patent Act

Please note that the Administrative Burden Baseline counts for the Patent Act are posted on Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada’s website. Please visit  Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Administrative Burden Baseline page to view this count.

Title of act: Pest Control Products Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
List of Pest Control Products Formulants and Contaminants of Health or Environmental Concern SI/2005-114 0
Pest Control Products Fees and Charges Regulations  SOR/2017-9 81
Pest Control Products Incident Reporting Regulations SOR/2006-260 50
Pest Control Products Regulations SOR/2006-124 635
Pest Control Products Sales Information Reporting Regulations SOR/2006-261 29
Review Panel Regulations SOR/2008-22 7
Title of act: Pesticide Residue Compensation Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Assessor's Rules of Procedure SOR/2003-293 0
Pesticide Residue Compensation Regulations C.R.C., c. 1254 14
Title of act: Radiation Emitting Devices Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations C.R.C., c. 1370 0
Title of act: Tobacco and Vaping Products Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2018 count
Promotion of Tobacco Products and Accessories Regulations (Prohibited Terms) SOR/2011-178 0
Tobacco (Access) Regulations SOR/99-93 0
Tobacco (Seizure and Restoration) Regulations SOR/99-94 7
Tobacco Products Information Regulations SOR/2000-272 1
Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars) SOR/2011-177 1
Tobacco Reporting Regulations SOR/2000-273 1905

Total count: 15,875

Previous years' counts for Health Canada are available upon request.

Contact information

Please contact:
Departmental Regulatory Affairs
Health Canada
200 Eglantine Driveway, 4th Floor
613-402-3192
hc.dra-arm.sc@canada.ca

For more information:

Government-wide Administrative Burden Baseline counts
Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette website and the Consulting with Canadians website.

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