Health Professionals Information
General outline of the basic reporting duties of clinicians as per the public health and communicable diseases legislation
Public Health and Safety Act, R.S.Y. 2002, c. 176
Yukon’s Public Health Act
"communicable disease" means a disease listed in the For the Control of Communicable Diseases, Regulations, Y.C.O. 1961/048
Basic reporting duties of physicians
Notification and Treatment, For the Control of Communicable Diseases, Regulations, Section 5 (1)(2)(3)
A medical practitioner who believes that a patient has a communicable disease shall advise the patient, any persons attending him and any known contacts or carriers, to adopt the specific control measures for such disease and shall give them the necessary instructions. A medical practitioner shall immediately notify a Medical Health Officer of the action taken and shall provide any further information as required.
Medical Health Officer may compel assistance
For the Control of Communicable Diseases, Regulations, Section 17 (1)(2)
A Medical Health Officer may give any direction that he deems necessary to enforce these regulations and every person shall obey these directions.
Medical Health Officer
How to contact the Medical Health Officer in Yukon.
First Nations and Inuit Health Regional (FNIH) Medical Officer
There is not a FNIH Regional Medical Officer in Yukon. If a member of the First Nations or Inuit community is diagnosed with an infectious disease, the same process will be followed as for a non-First Nations or Inuit person.
How the Yukon Medical Health Officer communicates information to clinicians
Yukon's Medical Officer of Health communicates information to clinicians via memo, letter and/or email.
How the First Nations and Inuit Health Regional Medical Officers communicate with FNIH clinical staff
Not applicable. There is not a FNIH Medical Officer in Yukon.
Yukon pandemic plan
The Government of Yukon is in the process of developing the Yukon Pandemic Plan. In the interim, refer to the Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan.
Yukon's Public Information Line
For health information and advice Yukoners can call 811 to access the Yukon HealthLine. The Yukon HealthLine is staffed by registered nurses and other health professionals. 811 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in more than 200 languages. It is a free confidential service.
Public Information Lines for First Nations and Inuit Health staff
STI treatment guildelines in adolescents and adults
The Yukon Treatment Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in Adolescents and Adults 2015 has been adapted from the Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections for territorial use with permission from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The Canadian Guidelines are available on line at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/.
Communicable Disease Guidelines
This manual is an adaptation with permission of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), Communicable Disease Control, Chapter 1, Communicable Disease Control.
Yukon Communicable Disease Control
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
Appointments – 8:30am to noon
Drop-in – 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8323
Yukon Communicable Disease Control (4 HospRd)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Location: 4 Hospital Road | Whitehorse, YT [map]