Nunavut’s new Public Health Act comes into effect – Nunatsiaq News

9 JANUARY 2020

New act replaces previous legislation from Northwest Territories

Nunavut’s new Public Health Act became law in the territory on Jan. 1, replacing the previous act carried over from the Northwest Territories.

The new legislation modernizes the territory’s health system and recognizes the unique needs of Nunavummiut, says a news release from Nunavut’s Department of Health.

“Having a made-in-Nunavut Public Health Act will improve our government’s ability to protect Nunavummiut from disease and other health hazards,” Health Minister George Hickes said in the release.

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