Minimizing environmental health risks
Health Protection Services’ goal is to minimize environmental health risks to the public through advocacy, partnerships, risk assessment, health education, and the administration of Public Health law. Compliance with public health legislation is sought using a health risk assessment and a graduated compliance and enforcement model called the Mandate Continuum Framework.
We strive to meet the increasing demand for quality decision making that is fair, efficient, and effective. While we emphasize working towards solutions that engage our clients in the outcome, ultimately we are required to act in the best interest of public health.
In the event that compliance cannot be achieved through other means, Health Protection staff have a variety of tools at their discretion including but not limited to tickets, orders, and court action. Click on a program below for a listing of enforcement action being taken at this time:
Visitors to this site are cautioned against interpreting the status of a particular facility based on a single piece of information. Conducting additional research, such as contacting the facility, reviewing documentation and publications available on provincial, Interior Health websites, including our inspection reports site may result in a more informed conclusion. This website conveys information which would otherwise be available by request through the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of B.C. Every effort is made to keep the information up-to-date and ensure that it is accurate.