Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
August 15, 2014

New electronic system to record and report health inspection results

WHITEHORSE—Beginning this summer, Environmental Health Services will complete health inspection reports electronically.

“Completing health inspections electronically will improve the service we deliver,” Minister of Health and Social Services Doug Graham said. “The reports will be readily available to the client and to the department; they will be more easily searchable and will facilitate follow up.”

All inspections of registered facilities for food, personal services, recreation and child care will be performed using an electronic system that will both record results and issue reports.

The new inspection system will provide owners and operators of facilities such as restaurants, tattoo parlours, community centres and daycares with a consistent list of items to be inspected, an easy-to-read printed copy of the inspection report, and, if requested, an electronic record.

This is the first step in a process that will see inspection reports posted for public viewing on the Health and Social Services web site by the fall of 2015.

“The upcoming disclosure program will improve public health and safety standards, increase awareness of inspection results and provide better public access to that information,” Graham said. “The general public is very interested in having access to inspection reports and we are confident that our clients will be cooperative throughout the process.”

Environmental Health Services is dedicated to providing its clients and the public with the best possible public health inspection services.

View:

A sample of the inspection report forms.
An example of how Yukon’s online system will work.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Marcelle Dubé
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-667-3010
marcelle.dube@gov.yk.ca


News Release #14-185