Notification and Reporting Under the HPTA and HPTR

From Public Health Agency of Canada


This Guideline provides comprehensive guidance on how to complete and submit a notification report and, where exposure or laboratory acquired infections/intoxications (LAIs) is concerned, a subsequent follow-up report to the Public Health Agency of Canada in accordance with requirements in the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act and Regulations and the Canadian Biosafety Standard. 

Who this guide is for

  1. Pathogen and Toxin Licence holders
  2. Biological Safety Officers
  3. Alternate Biosafety Contacts

In this guide

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Details and history

  • Published: March 2017

For assistance

Contact the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) if you need assistance:

By phone: 1-613-957-1779

By e-mail:

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Contact us by mail:

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Ottawa, Ontario
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Service standards: We respond to mail and email within two business days. If we can’t answer your question right away, we will send you an estimated date.

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