CK Public Health works to protect your health. One of the ways we do this is by enforcing public health laws and regulations.
CK Public Health’s Public Health Inspectors and Tobacco Enforcement Officers are Provincial Offences Officers. They have the authority to enter places to do inspections and investigations.
How We Enforce Laws
During inspections and investigations, CK Public Health works to educate people about best practices to prevent anyone from getting sick and to advise people of their legal duties under the law. If necessary, CK Public Health may charge a person or corporation to enforce the law and protect health.
Types of Charges
- Offence Notice (Ticket)
An offence notice, also called a ticket, is issued by a provincial offences officer when a person or corporation has failed to meet the legal requirements set out in Acts and regulations. If convicted, the person or corporation charged pays the set fine noted on the ticket.
A summons can be issued instead of a ticket. A summons is a legal document requiring a person or corporation to appear in an Ontario Court of Justice. During a trial, a Justice of the Peace determines the fine or sentence if the person or corporation charged is convicted.
A public health inspector may issue an order under Section 13 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990. This would happen when a public health inspector is of the opinion, upon reasonable and probable grounds, that a health hazard exists and that the requirements specified in the order are necessary to decrease the effect of or to eliminate the health hazard.
Orders are typically issued when there is an imminent health risk. Any person who fails to comply with the conditions set out in an order may face a fine of up to $5,000 per day for every day they are not in compliance. A corporation that fails to comply with an order may be fined up to $25,000 per day for every day it is not in compliance. When the conditions set out in the order are met, the order is rescinded and is no longer in effect, because the imminent health risk has been removed.
A charge becomes a conviction when a person is found guilty of an offence by a Judge or Justice of the Peace or when a person pleads guilty, such as by entering a plea in court or by paying a fine for a ticket.
Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990
Convictions made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990 are posted here.
|Name||Address||Type of Charge||Offence||Date Issued||Date of Conviction|
|Easy Nails||196 King Street W, Chatham ON N7M 1E6||Part 1 Offence Notice: O. Reg 136/18: Personal Service Settings under the HPPA||Personal Service Setting - Use Equipment not maintained in sanitary condition||2022-02-18||2022-03-03|
|Easy Nails||196 King Street W, Chatham ON N7M 1E6||Part 1 Offence Notice: O. Reg 136/18: Personal Service Settings under the HPPA||Personal Service Setting - Use Equipment - Single use equipment not discarded immediately after use||2022-02-18||2022-03-03|
|Classic Nails Spa||588 Queen Street, Chatham ON N7M 2J8||Part 1 Offence Notice: O. Reg 136/18: Personal Service Settings under the HPPA||Personal Service Setting - Fail to ensure used sterilizers checked at least once every two weeks to ensure adequate sterilization to destroy microorganisms||2023-08-09||2023-08-18|
|Roesch Meats and More||10910 Northwood Line, Kent Bridge ON N0P 1V0||Part 1 Offence Notice: O. Reg 493/17: Food Premises under the HPPA||Fail to ensure food handler in food premise refrains from conduct that could result in contamination of food areas||2023-08-23||2023-09-15|
|Roesch Meats and More||10910 Northwood Line, Kent Bridge ON N0P 1V0||Part 1 Offence Notice: O. Reg 493/17: Food Premises under the HPPA||Fail to ensure room kept free from live birds or animals||2023-08-23||2023-09-15|
Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017
Convictions made under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 are posted here.
If a business that sells tobacco is convicted more than once under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 within a period of 5 years, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care may issue a Notice of Prohibition, automatically prohibiting the business from storing or selling tobacco for a period of up to 1 year.
|Name||Address||Type of Offense||Date of Conviction||Eligible for Automatic Prohibition?|
Orders issued under Section 13 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990 are posted here.
|Premises Name||Address||Date Order Issued||Order Details|
|Talbot Trail Golf Club||790 Talbot Trail, Wheatley, ON||2023-06-23||1. Close the kitchen of the food premises, the food premises being the Talbot Trail Golf Course (kitchen) premises operating at 790 Talbot Trail, Wheatley Ontario (the “Premises”). The kitchen within the Premises must remain closed until a satisfactory re-inspection is conducted and approval to recommence operation is provided by a Public Health Inspector.
2. Enlist the services of a licensed Pest Control Operator to address the rodent infestation.
3. Thoroughly clean and disinfect all food and non-food contact surfaces throughout the Premises.
|Thompson's Orchards||19881 Charing Cross Road, Harwich Township, Chatham-Kent||2023-02-10||Cease to store, handle, serve, process, prepare, display, distribute, transport, sell or offer for sale ungraded domestic hen eggs in your food premise, being the farm store premises operating at 19881 Charing Cross Road, Blenheim Ontario (the “Premises”).|