Health Canada’s regulatory role

How Health Canada regulates products and manages health risks.


How we regulate product safety, provide health information and reduce environmental risks and illegal drug and tobacco use.

An overview of the products and health risks Health Canada regulates.

What we do as a regulator to evaluate and approve products, set requirements, monitor safety and enforce compliance. Also find out how we communicate health risks.

How we use science to make regulatory decisions and conduct risk assessments. Also learn about our research and discoveries.

Provide your views when Health Canada makes regulatory decisions. Also learn about the ways we help you to protect and improve your health.

Regulatory review process changes for faster access to drugs and medical devices, including drugs for rare diseases.

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