Breast Implant Registry Act

An Act to establish and maintain a national Breast Implant Registry

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Irene Mathyssen  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment requires the Minister of Health to appoint a Registrar who must establish and maintain a national Breast Implant Registry. The Registry will contain information relating to persons who have undergone breast implant surgery, including surgery to explant a breast implant, along with a description of the implant and other prescribed information. The information in the Registry will be available only to the Registrar for the purpose of notifying those persons of a risk to their health.

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Breast Implant Registry Act
Routine Proceedings

June 23rd, 2011 / 10:05 a.m.
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NDP

Irene Mathyssen London—Fanshawe, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-255, An Act to establish and maintain a national Breast Implant Registry.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my former colleague, Ms. Judy Wasylycia-Leis, for introducing the bill in previous Parliaments. Like her, I believe the bill is very important for the health and safety of women. It is essential that there be a registry of breast implants and that it be maintained so that if there are health risks associated with any implants, the people involved can be identified and contacted.

Women have suffered dreadfully in the past. We do not want to see that happen in future.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)