Federal Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations will take effect on Dec. 1, 2015, along with the remaining section of the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act. The new regulations:
- Establish national licensing and security clearance requirements
- Enable the federal government to harmonize the requirements for all domestic use of human pathogens and toxins
- Establish national requirements for the safe and secure handling of human pathogens and toxins that apply to all facilities conducting controlled activities with these agents
- Require appropriate containment in all facilities working with human pathogens and toxins, as per the Canadian Biosafety Standard.