Administrative Burden Baseline Update 2022

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 count for 2022 is 20,479, which is a net decrease from the 2021 count of 20,526. During the reporting period, the department amended 13 regulations that resulted in changes to administrative burden. The amendments affecting administrative burden included measures required to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other non COVID-related amendments to the Medical Devices Regulations and Natural Health Products Regulations.

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 2022 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 2022 count
Assisted Human Reproduction (Section 8 Consent) Regulations SOR/2007-137 32
Reimbursement Related to Assisted Human Reproduction Regulations SOR/2019-193 9
Safety of Sperm and Ova Regulations SOR/2019-192 264
Title of act: Canada Health Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2022 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 2022 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 Coverings Regulations SOR/2019-97 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
Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations SOR/2019-353 0

Title of act: Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

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
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2022 count
Cannabis Regulations SOR/2018-144 756
Industrial Hemp Regulations SOR/2018-145 70
Qualifications for Designation as Analyst Regulations (Cannabis) SOR/2018-146 0
Cannabis Tracking System Order SOR/2019-202 2580
Cannabis Fees Order SOR/2018-198 0

The Administrative Burden Baseline counts for the Cannabis Act (Police Enforcement) Regulations are the responsibility of Public Safety Canada. Please visit Public Safety Canada's Administrative Burden Baseline page for more information.

Title of act: Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2022 count
Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations SOR/2000-217 1034
Narcotic Control Regulations C.R.C., c. 1041 1389
Parts G and J of the Food and Drug RegulationsTable 6 Footnote * C.R.C., c. 870 2197
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
Table 6 Footnote *

Since the coming into force of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in 1997, by virtue of the Interpretation Act, Parts G and J of the Food and Drug Regulations are deemed to have been made under the CDSA and form part of the legislative framework for controlled substances.

Table 6 Return to footnote * referrer

Title of act: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2022 count
Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying SOR/2018-166 79

Title of act: Department of Health Act

The Administrative Burden Baseline counts for the Department of Health Act are posted on the Public Health Agency of Canada's website. Please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada's Administrative Burden Baseline page to view these counts.

Title of act: Financial Administration Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2022 count
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
Title of act: Food and Drugs Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2022 count
Blood Regulations SOR/2013-178 372
Cannabis Exemption (Food and Drugs Act) Regulations SOR/2016-231 0
Clinical Trials for Medical Devices and Drugs Relating to COVID-19
Regulations
SOR/2022-18 453
Cosmetic Regulations C.R.C., c. 869 24
Fees in Respect of Drugs and Medical Devices Order SOR/2019-124 404
Food and Drug Regulations C.R.C., c. 870 4206
Interim Order No. 3 Respecting the Importation and Sale of Medical
Devices for Use in Relation to COVID-19
  366
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 Gluten-free Oats and Foods Containing Gluten-free
Oats
SOR/2015-114 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May be Used as Yeast Foods SOR/2012-215 0
Marketing Authorization for Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses  SOR/2012-209 0
Marketing Authorization for Maximum Residue Limits for Veterinary Drugs
in Foods
SOR/2013-87 0
Marketing Authorization for Vitamin D in Milk, Goat’s Milk and Margarine SOR/2021-278 0
Medical Devices Regulations SOR/98-282 1232
Natural Health Products Regulations SOR/2003-196 1628
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 2022 count
Hazardous Materials Information Review Regulations SOR/88-456 25
Title of act: Hazardous Products Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2022 count
Hazardous Products Regulations SOR/2015-17 2

Title of act: Patent Act

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. For the Patented Medicine Regulations, please visit the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's Administrative Burden Baseline page to view the count.

Title of act: Pest Control Products Act
Title of regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2022 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/2006-124 655
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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 count
Nicotine Concentration in Vaping Products Regulations SOR/2021-123 0
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 Products Regulations (Plain and Standardized Appearance) SOR/2019-107 0
Tobacco Reporting Regulations SOR/2000-273 1748
Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations SOR/2019-353 0
Vaping Products Promotion Regulations SOR/2020-143 0

Total count: 20,479

Previous years' counts for Health Canada are available on the Health Canada Acts and Regulations web page or upon request.

Contact information:

Departmental Regulatory Affairs
Health Canada
200 Eglantine Driveway, 5th Floor
dra-arm@hc-sc.gc.ca

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