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Communicable Diseases Surveillance Protocols

Recent events have proven that disease and viral outbreaks in Ontario remain a real and serious threat. The OHA remains on the forefront of prevention and treatment strategies through its support of the Communicable Diseases Surveillance Protocols Committee (CDSPC). This committee involves collaboration between the OHA member hospitals, the Ontario Medical Association and its representatives, and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. 

In accordance with Regulation 965, Section 4 of the Public Hospitals Act, the Committee produces protocols which apply to all people who carry out activities within hospitals.

Committee membership includes physicians and nurses with expertise in infectious diseases, as well as specialists in occupational health, microbiology and public health 

The CDSPC also advises OHA on other matters related to infectious diseases, including vaccination campaigns and emergency preparedness

In this way, OHA is playing a proactive part in ensuring the health and safety of Ontarians and their Health Care Professionals.

Current Protocols and Reference Documents

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 Adenovirus Protocol Revised (December 2015)
 Antibiotic Resistant Organisms Protocol Revised May 2017
 Blood Borne Diseases Protocol - Reviewed and Revised Dec 2016
 CDSPC Background Information
 Cytomegalovirus Protocol Revised May 2017
 Enteric Diseases Protocol Revised (May 2016)
 Group A Streptococcal Protocol - Reviewed and Revised Dec 2016
 Herpes Simplex Protocol - Reviewed and Revised Dec 2016
 Influenza Protocol Revised May 2017
 Measles Protocol revised  May 2017
 Meningococcal Disease Protocol Revised Dec 2015
 Mumps Protocol Revised May 2017
 Parvovirus Protocol - Reviewed and Revised Dec 2016
 Pertussis Protocol Revised December 2015
 Rubella Protocol Revised May 2017
 Sample Medical Directive
 Scabies Protocol Reviewed and Revised May 2016
 Tuberculosis Protocol Reviewed and Revised May 2016
 Varicella Zoster Protocol Reviewed and Revised May 2016