Legislation and Policies



This list of legislation is intended to indicate the scope of legislation the Department of Health and Social Services is mandated to implement and monitor.  Please note that this list is not a comprehensive list of all legislation affecting the delivery of health and social services.  The list does not reference other applicable territorial and federal legislation or regulations. 


Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act  

Adoption Act

Change of Name Act 

Child and Family Services Act

Dental Auxiliaries Act 

Dental Mechanics Act 

Dental Profession Act 

Emergency Medical Aid Act 

Guardianship and Trusteeship Act

Health Information Act 

Health and Social Services Professions Act

Hospital Insurance and Health and Social Services Administration Act

Human Tissue Act

Intercountry Adoption (Hague Convention) Act 

Marriage Act 

Medical Care Act 

Medical Profession Act 

Mental Health Act 

Midwifery Profession Act

Nursing Profession Act 

Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Act 

Optometry Act 

Personal Directives Act 

Pharmacy Act 

Public Health Act 

Social Work Profession Act 

Smoking Control and Reduction Act

Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act

Veterinary Profession Act 

Vital Statistics Act