Reforming Health Protection and Promotion in Canada: Time to Act


DIAGRAM 1

Possible Functioning of a Health Alert System

Nature and level of risk

LOCAL

low to moderate risk

REGIONAL

moderate to elevated risk

PROVINCIAL

elevated to high risk

NATIONAL

high to severe risk

Types of possible action

·       Mandatory surveillance

·       Voluntary quarantine

·       Public information

Local plus:

·            Discretionary deployment of national response team

·            Voluntary/mandatory quarantine

Regional plus:

·          Deployment of national response team

·          Mandatory quarantine

·          Medium to significant limitations on civil rights

·          Travel advisory

Provincial plus:

·          Regulation or prohibition of travel

·          Evacuation of persons

·          Requisition of property

Individual seeks medical care

 

Lab informs physician

 

Sample sent to lab

 

Province informs the HPPA**

 


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