Note: This article was originally posted in our August 2017 newsletter, and has not been updated.
We had some good feedback from our Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) article in our last newsletter, and wanted to take this opportunity to share a couple of new resources from Public Health Ontario. New Public Health resources that support the prevention and investigation of IPAC lapses can be found here. If you missed the original article and list of resources, click here.
Public Health units investigate IPAC lapses and provide support and resources as outlined in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols. Public Health notifies the College either prior to an inspection or shortly after it has been conducted.
The College’s role is to monitor the investigation, and may respond to IPAC complaints and reports according to its authority under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. If you have any further questions about the College’s role with IPAC investigations, please get in touch at