S-2.2 - Public Health Act

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100. Subject to section 98, a public health director may, where required within the scope of an epidemiological investigation,
(1)  require that every substance, plant, animal or other thing in a person’s possession be presented for examination;
(2)  require that a thing in a person’s possession be dismantled or that any container under lock and key be opened;
(3)  carry out or cause to be carried out any excavation necessary in any premises;
(4)  have access to any premises and inspect them at any reasonable time;
(5)  take or require a person to take samples of air or of any substance, plant, animal or other thing;
(6)  require that samples in a person’s possession be transmitted for analysis to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec or to another laboratory;
(7)  require any director of a private or public medical biology laboratory or laboratory medicine department to transmit any sample or culture the public health director considers necessary for the purposes of an investigation to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec or to another laboratory;
(8)  order any person, any government department or any body to immediately communicate to the public health director or give the public health director immediate access to any document or any information in their possession, even if the information is personal information or the document or information is confidential;
(9)  require a person to submit to a medical examination or to furnish a blood sample or a sample of any other bodily substance, if the public health director believes on reasonable grounds that the person is infected with a communicable biological agent.
2001, c. 60, s. 100; 2017, c. 212017, c. 21, s. 92.
100. Subject to section 98, a public health director may, where required within the scope of an epidemiological investigation,
(1)  require that every substance, plant, animal or other thing in a person’s possession be presented for examination;
(2)  require that a thing in a person’s possession be dismantled or that any container under lock and key be opened;
(3)  carry out or cause to be carried out any excavation necessary in any premises;
(4)  have access to any premises and inspect them at any reasonable time;
(5)  take or require a person to take samples of air or of any substance, plant, animal or other thing;
(6)  require that samples in a person’s possession be transmitted for analysis to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec or to another laboratory;
(7)  require any director of a laboratory or of a private or public medical biology department to transmit any sample or culture the public health director considers necessary for the purposes of an investigation to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec or to another laboratory;
(8)  order any person, any government department or any body to immediately communicate to the public health director or give the public health director immediate access to any document or any information in their possession, even if the information is personal information or the document or information is confidential;
(9)  require a person to submit to a medical examination or to furnish a blood sample or a sample of any other bodily substance, if the public health director believes on reasonable grounds that the person is infected with a communicable biological agent.
2001, c. 60, s. 100.