Notice to interested parties – Consultation on potential amendments to the Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations (Laser Devices)

Current status: open

Opened on June 30, 2021 and will close to new input on August 30, 2021.

The Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate of Health Canada is inviting comments on proposed changes to the requirements for lasers outlined in Schedule II of the Radiation Emitting Device Regulations (REDR). These proposed changes aim to protect Canadians from laser radiation hazards, align Canadian requirements with international standards, and address a broader range of laser devices.

Join in: how to participate

Send Us An Email

To participate in the consultation, send an email to: hc.erhsdgeneral-dssergenerale.sc@canada.ca to request a comment package. Please indicate "Laser Consultation" in the email subject line. A copy of the consultation document and instructions on how to share your feedback will be provided.

This consultation will be open for 60 days, between June 30, 2021 and August 30, 2021.

Who is the focus of this consultation

The consultation is focused on:

Goals of the consultation

The purpose of the consultation is to solicit feedback from stakeholders in regards to proposed changes to the Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations which are aimed at enhancing the safety of laser devices that are imported, sold, leased or advertised in Canada.

Key questions for discussion

Your input is sought for all changes proposed.

Specific areas where input is required include:

The input gathered through this process will be used to inform next steps in the project.

Related information

Contact us

Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate
Health Canada
Email: hc.erhsdgeneral-dssergenerale.sc@canada.ca
Please indicate "Laser Consultation" in the email subject line.

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