62.2 (1) A regulation may be made without being laid before each House of Parliament if the Minister is of the opinion that
(a) the changes made by the regulation to an existing regulation are so immaterial or insubstantial that section 62.1 should not apply in the circumstances; or
(b) the regulation must be made immediately in order to protect the health or safeguard the safety of the public.
(2) If a regulation is made without being laid before each House of Parliament, the Minister shall cause to be laid before each House a statement of the reasons why it was not.
Marginal note:Ministerial regulations
63. The Minister may make regulations amending the schedule by adding, deleting or amending the name of any communicable disease.
- 2005, c. 20, s. 63;
- 2007, c. 27, s. 2.
STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS ACT
Marginal note:Orders not regulations
64. For greater certainty, orders made under this Act by the Minister, a screening officer, a quarantine officer or an environmental health officer, including orders made under subsection 15(3) or 25(1), section 26 or 35, subsection 39(1) or 44(3) or section 51, are not regulations for the purposes of the Statutory Instruments Act.
OFFENCES AND PUNISHMENT
Marginal note:Entering quarantine facility
65. (1) No person shall enter a quarantine facility without the authorization of a quarantine officer.
Marginal note:Leaving quarantine facility
(2) No person shall leave a quarantine facility without the authorization of a quarantine officer.
Marginal note:Obstruction of officer
66. No person shall hinder or wilfully obstruct a quarantine officer, a screening officer or an environmental health officer who is carrying out their duties or functions under this Act, or make a false or misleading statement, either orally or in writing, to the officer.
Marginal note:Offence committed intentionally
67. (1) Every person is guilty of an offence if they cause a risk of imminent death or serious bodily harm to another person while wilfully or recklessly contravening this Act or the regulations.
(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable
(a) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not more than $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or to both; and
(b) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $300,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.
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