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Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Radiation Health Response Plan (RHRP)

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has developed the Radiation Health Response Plan. This plan is designed to guide health sector planning at provincial and local levels across Ontario. The plan outlines:

  • How the health system responds to a radiological and/or nuclear incident of accidental or deliberate nature, and the conditions under which precautionary and protective actions are implemented for the general public and health system.
  • A comprehensive province-wide approach to health planning and response, including information to guide local incident planning.
  • Roles and responsibilities, operational concepts and response principles for coordinating the response of health organizations.

The goal of the plan is to ensure that Ontario’s health sector would be ready to respond to a radiological or nuclear incident to protect Ontarians and minimize their risk of illness.

Helpful Radiological/Nuclear Planning Links and Documents:

Planning Links:

For More Information

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Emergency Management Branch
1075 Bay Street, Suite 810
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2B1
Fax : 416-212-4466
TTY : 1-800-387-5559
E-mail : emergencymanagement.moh@ontario.ca


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