National Health Data Strategy Act

An Act to establish a national strategy for health data collection

Sponsor

Helena Jaczek  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of May 28, 2021

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Summary

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This enactment requires the Minister of Health to develop a national strategy, in consultation with representatives of provincial and territorial governments and of Indigenous governing bodies, as well as with health researchers and public health experts, for the collection of health data in order to ensure that such data is available in a consistent manner across Canada for research and policy development. It also provides for reporting requirements in relation to the strategy.

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National Health Data Strategy ActRoutine Proceedings

May 28th, 2021 / 12:15 p.m.
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Liberal

Helena Jaczek Liberal Markham—Stouffville, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-303, An Act to establish a national strategy for health data collection.

Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to introduce my private member's bill, an act to establish a national strategy for health data collection. This enactment would require the Minister of Health to develop a national strategy in consultation with representatives of provincial and territorial governments, indigenous governing bodies as well as with health researchers and public health experts for the collection of health data to ensure that such data is available in a consistent manner across Canada for research and policy development.

As a physician and former chief medical officer of health for York Region, my goal in introducing the bill is for the development of a national strategy for health data collection that supports the work of health care providers and researchers to lead to improved health outcomes for all Canadians.

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