Regulatory action – Alberta Health Services

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and associated regulations, various levels of regulatory action can be taken by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.


March 3, 2015

Update on the administrative monetary penalty (AMP) issued to Alberta Health Services

On March 3, 2015, the CNSC confirmed that the AMP issued to Alberta Health Services has been paid. The CNSC now considers this AMP closed.

February 9, 2015

AMP issued to Alberta Health Services

On February 9, 2015, the CNSC announced it had issued an AMP to Alberta Health Services in the amount of $7,630. The licensee knowingly withheld information from the Commission about the loss of control of two sealed sources. This action constituted a violation under paragraph 48(d) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (Knowingly making a false or misleading statement to the Commission).


June 6, 2014

Request for action issued to Alberta Health Services

On June 6, 2014, the CNSC announced that a request had been issued under subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear safety and Control Regulations to the Alberta Health Services, at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta.

Alberta Health Services holds various licences related to the possession, use, storage, transfer, import and export of nuclear substances and prescribed equipment. The request was issued as a result of an incident reported by the licensee involving the unauthorized handling of sealed sources at their facility.

Alberta Health Services is requested to conduct a complete and accurate inventory of all nuclear substances, survey the entire center to ensure no sources are in unexpected locations, and implement various corrective measures stemming from the incident.