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Health of Animals Regulations

Version of section 120.1 from 2006-03-22 to 2020-04-22:

 In sections 120.2 to 120.6,

confinement procedure

confinement procedure means any physical, chemical, operational or biological control, or any combination thereof, intended to restrict the exit or dispersal from confinement of a veterinary biologic that contains an organism or a part or product of an organism; (méthode de confinement)


containment means containment in accordance with the Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines established by the Department of National Health and Welfare and the Medical Research Council of Canada and published in 1990, as amended from time to time; (confinement)


environment means the components of the Earth and includes

  • (a) air, land and water,

  • (b) all layers of the atmosphere,

  • (c) all organic and inorganic matter and living organisms, and

  • (d) the interacting natural systems that include components referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c); (environnement)

live genetically modified veterinary biologic

live genetically modified veterinary biologic means a live veterinary biologic that contains or is made from an organism and is produced by recombinant DNA technology; (produit vétérinaire biologique vivant et génétiquement modifié)


release means any discharge or emission of a veterinary biologic into the environment. (dissémination)

  • SOR/97-8, s. 2
  • SOR/2002-438, ss. 9(F), 18(F)

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