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