Standards & Legislation

Ontario Public Health Standards

The Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) and Protocols establish the minimum requirements for fundamental public health programs and services to be delivered by Ontario’s 36 boards of health, which include assessment and surveillance, health promotion and policy development, disease and injury prevention, and health protection. The OPHS and Protocols are published by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, pursuant to Section 7 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7.

Applicable public health legislation

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This item was last modified on June 22, 2018