Consultation on new Guidance Document: For Tanning Equipment

Notice to the reader:

The online consultation is now closed. Comments and suggestions received during the public consultation period are being considered. Thank you for your input.

Health Canada is seeking stakeholder feedback on its draft Guidance Document "Interpretation and Application of Radiation Emitting Devices (RED) Regulations (Tanning Equipment)". The guidance applies to all tanning equipment (including components and accessories) manufactured for sale, re-sale, import or lease in Canada and thereby regulated under the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (REDA) and its Regulations. It is intended to provide general information to manufacturers, sellers, importers and distributors about applicable provisions of REDA and its Regulations as well as to identify recommended best practices in support of compliance.

This document should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notice and the relevant sections of other applicable regulatory documents. Comments and suggestions on the draft Guidance Document are welcomed.

How to Get Involved

The draft Guidance Document can be obtained by contacting the Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau of Health Canada:

  • By Email at:
  • Or by mail through the following address:
    Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau
    Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate
    775 Brookfield Road (AL 6301A)
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1C1
    Re: Consultation - Guidance Document For Tanning Equipment

Comments may be submitted via email or mail to the Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau at the above noted coordinates with respondents including the title of the consultation document in the subject line or address.

Comments and suggestions are requested by October 28, 2014.

Reporting to Canadians

Following the consultation, Health Canada will finalize and publish a revised Guidance Document on the Radiation webpage.

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