Inspections & Enforcement

Information related to inspection results and enforcement-related activities is available through Check Before You Go!. You can find information about required and follow-up inspections, infractions, convictions, and orders imposed by Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

Initial and final reports of investigations related to infection prevention and control lapses are also posted online.

What is our role?

Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) (Government of Ontario) provides the legislative mandate for Boards of Health. The guiding purpose is to provide for the organization and delivery of public health programs and services, the prevention of the spread of disease, and the promotion and protection of the health of the people of Ontario.

Community health protection

The HPPA is the law that allows public health staff to inspect or cause the inspection of:

The purpose of these inspections is to prevent, eliminate, and decrease the effects of health hazards. Where a health hazard exists, public health officials may issue an order or direction. Enforcement can also include the issuance of set-fines.

Communicable diseases

The HPPA allows the Medical Officer of Health to have prescribed duties with regard to communicable diseases. Some of these duties include:

Check Before You Go! Inspection and enforcement information

For inspection and enforcement information, visit Check Before You Go! or contact us at 705.522.9200, ext. 464 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200). Check Before You Go! has information about routine and follow-up inspections, infractions, convictions, as well as orders imposed by Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

You can find information related to:

Information relating to enforcement powers

The Act allows the right of entry, powers of inspection, and appeals from orders. Rights of entry and powers of inspection are granted to Medical Officers of Health and public health inspectors.

In accordance with the Act, a Medical Officer of Health or a public health inspector may:

The duties listed above can only be exercised at reasonable times.

Penalty for an offence under this Act

Obstruction of a public health official who is lawfully carrying out a duty under the Act is not permitted and can be subject to fines under the Provincial Offences Act.

For more information, please call 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).

This item was last modified on October 24, 2023