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Correspondence between Chatham Kent Public Health Unit and Mr. David Libby 

To: Ms. Brown (CEO) / Chatham Kent Health Unit,
I have a health complaint that I have sent in for 3 years now. Why hasn't my complaint been investigated?   David Libby


Mr. Libby,  your complaint has been received.  The position of the Public Health Unit has not changed since its review in 2008 and is consistent with the report of the Chief Medical Officer of Health  in 2010.  Lucy Brown

To: Ms. Brown,
Does the Chatham Kent Public Health Unit intend to follow the laws that it is regulated by?
Health Protection and Promotion Act Section 11

Complaint re health hazard related to occupational or environmental health
"Where a complaint is made to a board of health or a medical officer of health that a health hazard related to occupational or environmental health exists… , the medical officer of health shall investigate the complaint"

Several months and several ‘reviewed in 2008 responses’ later

Good morning Mr. Libby.  As indicated in previous correspondence the C-K Public Health Unit has not changed its position since its’ investigation and review in 2008 and this position has been communicated to you.  L Brown 

Ms. Brown,
It was impossible for the Health Unit to have conducted an investigation into my complaint in 2008. The turbines that caused the problem did not exist in 2008. They started operation in Nov 2011 which is the same time I initially sent my complaint in. I have made you fully aware of this with 3 years of correspondence.

Why hasn't my complaint been investigated? David Libby


Mr. Libby,  Public Health units investigate health issues at a population level and this was done locally as well as provincially.  Individual health issues need to be dealt with by your primary care practitioner.  I have no further information for you.  L Brown

Ms. Brown, The Public Health Unit could not have possibly investigated any individual complaints in 2008, as the law requires, as there were no wind turbines in 2008. As far as a 'population study' this is also impossible as the Health Unit does not have any qualified personnel to do this.  warning letters (read letter pdf file, last paragraph page 5) from The Disciplinary Committee of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons if you like. And the FOI papers (3rd item on webpage).

Has the Public Health Unit become such a pathetic farce this is how it conducts itself?



Health Protection and Promotion Act Section 11
Where a complaint is made to a board of health or a medical officer of health that a health hazard related to occupational or environmental health exists in the health unit served by the board of health or the medical officer of health, the medical officer of health shall notify the ministry of the Government of Ontario that has primary responsibility in the matter and, in consultation with the ministry, the medical officer of health shall investigate the complaint to determine whether the health hazard exists or does not exist. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7, s. 11 (1).

Report (2)  The medical officer of health shall report the results of the investigation to the complainant, but shall not include in the report personal health information within the meaning of the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 in respect of a person other than the complainant, unless consent to the disclosure is obtained in accordance with that Act. 2004, c. 3, Sched. A, s. 86.(


read full correspondence here word file



 


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