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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Web address:http://www.tbdhu.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct951477
Date of initial review: 22 Jul 2002
Validity of certificate17 Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Date of last visit17 Aug 2011

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



HONcode status
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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
The Health Unit is governed by a Board of Health which is comprised of twelve municipal representatives and three provincial appointees...
During this virtual visit to the Health Unit, you will have the opportunity to receive information on the programs and services provided to the residents of the City and District of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Information is written by professionals who work in the individual fields.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
In response to the health needs of the community, we:
provide health information and prevention-related clinical services to people of all ages;
advocate for healthy public policy;
protect you by investigating reportable diseases;
uphold regulations that apply to public health;
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Audience:
...to people of all ages...
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Purpose of the website
As such, the information is not intended as a replacement or substitution for a consultation with a qualified professional.
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3. Confidentiality
PRIVACY STATEMENT
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
References provided if necessary.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Health Information on this Web Site During this virtual visit to the Health Unit, you will have the opportunity to receive information on the programs and services provided to the residents of the City and District of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Information is written by professionals who work in the individual fields.


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Last Updated: 8/8/2011
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
A contact form and telephone provided
Contact us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
We are a non-profit agency funded jointly by the provincial government and the municipalities we serve.
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8. Advertising policy
We do not accept paid advertising nor will will provide links to commercial enterprises.
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