Adverse Event Reporting Timeline Approved
The Board has approved a by-law that changes expectations for adverse events reporting in Out of Hospital Premises (OHPs).
The by-law now aligns with the new Adverse Event Standard, which was approved at the June Board meeting, to include a change in the reporting timeline – from 24 hours to five business days. The by-law was circulated for comment following September’s Board meeting.
The by-law states that every member who performs a procedure in a premises subject to inspection under Part XI of Ontario Regulation 114/94 shall report to the College, in writing or electronically as specified by the College, within five business days of learning of any of the following events:
- (i) death within the premises;
- (ii) death within 10 days of a procedure performed at the premises;
- (iii) any procedure performed on wrong patient, site, or side; or
- (iv) transfer of a patient from the premises directly to a hospital for care.