Legal references : medical

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

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Acts and regulations

  • Objectives – Immigration - A3(1)(h)
  • Objectives – Refugees - A3(1)(g)
  • Requirement for a medical examination - A16(2)(b)
  • Danger to public health - A38(1)(a)
  • Danger to public safety - A38(1)(b)
  • Excessive demand on health or social services - A38(1)(c)
  • Exception to excessive demand - A38(2)
  • Health services, social services, and excessive demand on health or social services - R1(1)
  • Definitions of “family member” for the purposes of A38(2)(d) - R1(3)
  • Assessment of inadmissibility on health grounds - R20
  • Exception to excessive demand - R24
  • Medical examination - R29
  • Exemptions from requirement for medical examination - R30(1)
  • Subsequent medical examination - R30(2)
  • Medical certificate - R30(3)
  • Considerations when assessing danger to public health - R31
  • Medical surveillance - R32
  • Considerations when assessing danger to public safety - R33
  • Considerations when assessing excessive demand - R34
  • Requirements for Permit holders to become permanent residents (medical certificate) - R65.1(1)(d)(ii)
  • Requirements for foreign nationals to become permanent residents (medical certificate) - R72(1)(e)(iii)
  • Medical condition — adopted children - R118
  • Exception to excessive demand - R139(4)
  • Requirements for the issuance of a temporary residence visa (medical certificate) - R179(f)
  • Imposed on temporary residents - R185(e)(i)
  • Requirements for the issuance of work permit on entry to Canada (medical certificate) - R198(2)(b)
  • Requirements for the issuance of work permit (medical certificate) - R200(1)(e)
  • Requirements for the issuance of study permit (medical certificate) - R216(1)(d)

Delegated authorities

A6 authorizes the Minister to designate officers to carry out specific duties and powers, and to delegate authorities.

Pursuant to A6(2), the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, has delegated powers and designated those officials authorized to carry out any purpose of any legislative or regulatory provision in IL 3 - Designation of Officers and Delegation of Authority. IL3 contains two designation and delegation instruments. One is made by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the other by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The health related delegation of authority is found in the CIC designation and delegation instrument.

The CIC designation and delegation instrument organizes delegated powers by sections. The duties and powers specific to health are found in the medical section.

The delegates and designated officers, specified in column 4 of each item are authorized to carry out the powers described in column 3 (refer to Items 5 through 10).

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