Newfoundland Health Care
The Health Protection Division includes Communicable Disease Control, Environmental Health and Health Emergency Management. The division acts under the direction of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) and is designed to protect the health of the public by the identification, reduction, and elimination of hazards and risks. Legislative authority comes from the Health & Community Services Act, the Communicable Disease Act and Amendments Order, the Venereal Disease Prevention Act, the Food and Drug Act, the Tobacco Control Act, the Smoke-Free Environmental Act and related regulations. To find out more specific information follow one of the links below.