PHAC Regulatory Openness and Transparency Framework Action Plan

PHAC Regulatory Openness and Transparency Framework Action Plan
Timeline Initiative Authority ROTF Pillar
*All: includes Food and Drugs Act, Human Pathogens and Toxins Act/Regulations, Health of Animals Act/Regulations, Quarantine Act and Potable Water Regulations
Ongoing
  • Continue development and posting of Regulatory Policy Statements
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act/Regulations Enable
  • Continue development and posting of guidance documents, training materials, Pathogen Safety Data Sheets, and other supporting materials to promote compliance
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act/Regulations Enable
  • Publish incident notification reports of significant public health risks identified during inspections of conveyance, flight kitchens or food caterers
Potable Water Regulations & Food and Drugs Act Enforce
2017-2018
  • Publish recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Human Pathogens and Toxins
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act/Regulations Enable
  • Publish PHAC Compliance and Enforcement Framework
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act/Regulations Enable
  • Post a subscription webpage - for communiqués sign-up (e.g., Newsletters, eBlasts)
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act/Regulations Enable
  • Develop and post web links to Health Portfolio and OGD partners related content (e.g. HC - Framework, CFIA - Transparency, PS – Safeguarding Science)
All All
2018-2019
  • Update web page: Quarantine Program (outlines general description of the Program and provides contact information)
Quarantine Act Inform & Engage
  • Update web page: Travelling Public Program Risk-Based Approach to Program Delivery
Potable Water Regulations & Food and Drugs Act Inform & Engage
  • Revise PHAC Regulatory Webpages for plain language and consistent messaging (linked to TBS Regulatory Reform Initiatives, Web-Renewal and Canada.ca Migration)
All * Inform & Engage
  • Develop and publish program level Compliance and Enforcement Policy
Quarantine Act & Food and Drugs Act Enable
  • Develop and publish technical food safety inspection guidelines for regulated conveyance and ancillary service sector (e.g. cruise ship, passenger trains, passenger ferries, flight kitchens, food caterers)
Food and Drugs Act Enable
  • Develop and publish technical inspection guidelines for potable water inspection for each regulated conveyance sector (e.g. cruise ship, passenger trains and passenger ferries)
Potable Water Regulations Enable
  • Develop and publish the Biological Agents List - a list of approximately 10,000 human pathogens, classified by Risk Group.
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act/Regulations Enable
  • Develop and publish the Pathogen Risk Assessment Methodology
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act/Regulations Enable
  • Develop and publish guidance on Importation of Cadavers, Body Parts and Human Remains
Quarantine Act Enable
2018-2020
  • Develop and publish Annual Report on HPTA/R Activity
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act/Regulations Enforce
2020 +
  • Consult, develop and publish information about inspections
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act/Regulations & Health of Animal Act/Regulations Enforce
  • Develop and publish components of incident notification reports
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act/Regulations & Health of Animal Act/Regulations Enforce
  • Develop and publish traveller health assessment statistics
Quarantine Act Enforce
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