Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Lapses
According to the ministry of health and long term care, an infection prevention and control (IPAC) lapse happens when the Medical Officer of Health or designate believes infectious disease transmission to a premises’ clients, attendees or staff, has, or may have occurred through the exposure to blood, body fluids and/or infectious lesions.
This webpage contains reports on premises where an infection prevention and control lapse was identified through the assessment of a complaint or referral, or through communicable disease surveillance. It does not include reports of premises which were investigated following a complaint or referral where no infection prevention and control lapse was ultimately identified.
These reports are not exhaustive, and do not guarantee that those premises listed and not listed are free of infection prevention and control lapses. Identification of lapses is based on assessment and investigation of a premises at a point-in-time, and these assessments and investigations are triggered when potential infection prevention and control lapses are brought to the attention of the local Medical Officer of Health.
Reports are posted on the Health Unit website in which the premises is located. Reports are posted on a premises-by-premises basis, i.e., will correspond with one site only. Should you wish to view a full investigation report for any posted lapse, please contact the Medical Officer of Health or her designate.
Infection Prevention and Control Lapse Disclosure Guidance Document