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Reportable Diseases (DOPHS)

“Reportable Diseases” Now Referred to as Diseases of Public Health Significance (DOPHS)

Effective May 1, 2018, “Reportable Diseases” are now referred to as “Diseases of Public Health Significance” under the consolidated O.Reg. 135/18 ‘Designation of Diseases’, which replaces O.Reg. 559/91: ‘Specification of Reportable Diseases’.

Other notable changes effective May 1, 2018 include, the addition of Blastomycosis, Carbapenamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) colonization or infection, and Echinoccoccus multiocularis infection, as well as the deletion of Malaria and Yellow Fever. “Haemophilus influenza b disease, invasive” has been changed to “Haemophilus influenza disease all types, invasive”, and outbreaks in public hospitals are now included in respiratory infection and gastroenteritis outbreaks in institutions.

Reporting Diseases of Public Health Significance (DOPHS)

Diseases of Public Health Significance (DOPHS) must be reported by physicians, laboratories, administrators of hospitals, schools, and institutions to the local Medical Officer of Health (as stated in the Health Protection and Promotion Act).

DOPHS can be reported to Hastings Prince Edward Public Health by completing and submitting the online DOPHS Reporting Form.

If you prefer to print and manually complete the DOPHS Reporting Form, please fax the completed form to 613-966-1813.

Patient consent is not required for reporting this information. The Personal Health Information Protection Act explicitly allows health care providers to disclose information to the local Medical Officer of Health for purposes outlined under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

Case counts of DOPHS in 2018 in Hastings & Prince Edward Counties, along with a 5-year average, can be found in our Communicable Disease Fast Facts report.

Need More Information About Reportable Diseases (DOPHS)?

Call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 349, or fax 613-966-1813.

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We are gradually resuming in-person services at HPEPH by appointment only at this time.  Please review our Service Interruptions page for more information.

All program lines and the COVID-19 information line operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays).

To assist us with our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask anyone visiting the office for an appointment to:

  • bring a non-medical mask, physical distancing may not be possible during your appointment
  • maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres, both inside and outside the office
  • review symptoms of COVID-19, and reschedule your appointment if you have symptoms of the virus, or any other illness
  • reschedule your appointment if a family member or other close contact is ill
  • use accessible buttons to open doors, instead of handles
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building

We have made additional changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are visiting our office for an appointment, you can be confident that we are:

  • increasing our cleaning, in alignment with heightened infection control protocols
  • considering alternatives to in-person appointments and meetings when possible
  • screening staff and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19
  • offering in-person services by appointment only to reduce traffic in office
  • ensuring staff wear masks and/or other protective equipment when seeing clients

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