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Legislation and Guidelines

Health Canada regulates legislation on a variety of topics that aim to protect the health of Canadians. The department's guidelines, which are based on extensive scientific research, often form the basis for new policies. Our department carefully observes the five principles of the Next link will take you to another Web site Canada Health Act which are the cornerstone of the Canadian health care system.

In this section, you will find information about new, reviewed and recently changed legislation and guidelines that are relevant to Health Canada's programs and responsibilities.

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Legislation and Guidelines