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

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from June 30, 2021 to August 30, 2021.

The Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate of Health Canada invited 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.

Who was the focus of this consultation

The consultation was focused on:

Goals of the consultation

The purpose of the consultation was 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

Input was sought for all changes proposed.

Specific areas where input was required included:

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

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