Guidance Documents – Legislation and guidelines – Natural health products


The Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) has changed its name to the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) subsequent to its recently expanded mandate to include the oversight of non-prescription and disinfectant drugs in addition to natural health products (NHPs). Please note that we are currently modifying documents to reflect this change.

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Guidance documents have been created to help the natural health product (NHP) industry familiarize itself with the regulatory requirements of the Natural Health Products Regulations.

Links to these documents can also be found in the sections to which they apply in the Applications and Submissions topic - Clinical Trials, International Trade Certificates, Product Licensing, or Site Licensing.


Interim guide on the production of ethanol for use in alcohol-based hand sanitizers

Production of isopropyl alcohol for use in alcohol-based hand sanitizers: interim guide

Guide on Health Canada's Interim Expedited Licensing Approach for the Production and Distribution of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers

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  • Guidelines for Consumer Advertising of Health Products
    Date: January 2, 2018
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Clinical Trials


International Trade Certificates

Product Licensing

Site Licensing

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