The Public Health Agency of Canada is an agency of the Government of Canada that is responsible for public health, emergency preparedness and response, and infectious and chronic disease control and prevention.
A consolidated one-stop shop for busy health professionals and public health decision-makers. It is a compilation of multiple sources of trusted and credible information. The Portal links to resources and solutions to plan programs for promoting health and preventing diseases for populations and communities.
The Health Care Consent Act (HCCA), enacted in 1996, establishes the rules for determining capacity in treatment decisions and for obtaining informed, voluntary consent from either the capable patient or his or her substitute decision maker (SDM).