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Environmental Public Health - Orders, Disclosure and Legal Activity

Enforces Alberta¿s Public Health Act, including food and housing regulations. May prosecute owners and operators of public places that continue to use unsafe practices that may endanger people in court.

Inspects public places. When needed, is granted the power by The Public Health Act to order dangerous conditions to be fixed, removed, destroyed, or declared unfit.

Public health inspectors are designated as executive officers under the Public Health Act (RSA Chapter P-37) and enforce these regulations and standards:

  • Alberta Dishwashing Standard
  • Bed and Breakfast Health Standards and Guidelines
  • Bodies of Deceased Persons Regulation (AR 14/2001)
  • Bottled Water and Packaged Ice Facility Standards
  • Communicable Diseases Regulation (AR 238/1985)
  • Food Regulation (AR 31/2006)
  • Food Retail and Foodservices Code
  • Health Standards and Guidelines for Barbering and Hairstyling
  • Health Standards and Guidelines for Body Piercing and Ear Piercing
  • Health Standards and Guidelines for Electrolysis
  • Health Standards and Guidelines for Esthetics
  • Health Standards and Guidelines for Tattooing
  • Housing Regulation (AR 173/1999)
  • Institutions Regulation (AR 143/1981)
  • Meat Facility Standards
  • Minimum Housing and Health Standards
  • Nuisance and General Sanitation Regulation (AR 243/2003)
  • Personal Services Regulation (AR 20/2003)
  • Public Health Act Forms Regulation (AR 197/2004)
  • Recreation Area Regulation (AR 198/2004)
  • Public Swimming Pool Regulation (204/2014)
  • Waiver Regulation (AR 298/2003)

For more information visit Health Enforcement Orders

Contact Details

Northwest Health Centre

11202 100 Avenue
High Level, Alberta
T0H 1Z0
780-841-3252 (Call for inspector availability)
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours

Service Providers May Include
environmental health officers, public health inspectors
Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations