ATTENTION NHP RETAILERS, MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS and PRACTITIONERS
As of this posting, Health Canada’s full compliance and enforcement of the NHP Regulations is set for June 1 2011. Now is the time to equip yourself with the essential Emergency Kit for Health Canada Raids. This guide to your rights includes everything you must know and do, to try and save your reputation, your business and your livelihood, when the inspectors arrive.
This reality is the inevitable result of the NHP Regulations being written as they are. The NHPPA would prefer not to have to offer this advice, but would ask that the industry end blind compliance and consider being part of the push-back.
For a comprehensive review of what 2011 has in store for us all, click here for an update by NHPPA board member John Biggs.
The Emergency Kit is a 16 page document, complied by Shawn Buckley, president of the NHPPA, outlining everything you must be aware of to prepare for a Health Canada raid on your premises. Mr. Buckley routinely represents businesses under Health Canada attack and has compiled this handbook based on first-hand experience.
As long as the current NHP regulations exist, businesses such as yours are under threat. It may not have been you yet, but no-one is exempt.
Know Your Rights and Obligations Before a Raid
Minimize Damage During a Raid
The Emergency Kit Includes
- Recommended equipment to have ready before a raid
- Truth and Lies – what you need to know
- How to respond to a search warrant
- Your rights to make video and audio recordings
- How to tell if a search is criminal or administrative and why it matters
- Your rights and obligations during a raid
- How to protect your staff and family
- How to act, what to say and what not to say during a Health Canada raid on your premises.
Click here to download your kit.
If you have subscribed to the 308 Network you will be able to request an emergency phone number to call when Health Canada arrives. Activists in your area will be alerted to your situation and asked to attend to support you peacefully and assist with recording the inspectors’ actions. If you haven’t already subscribed, Click Here for local help, information and action as it happens.
A raid can be intimidating. Information and support are vital.
We are as committed to the survival of your business as you are.