VI AI-004 – Communicable Diseases

REPORTING REQUIREMENT

 

LEGISLATION

Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.15, as amended, s. 31(1)(c).

Adequacy & Effectiveness of Police Services, O. Reg. 3/99, s. 26(1)(a)(b).

Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.O.1, as amended.

It is the policy of the Toronto Police Services Board that:

  1. The Chief of Police will develop and maintain procedures that are consistent with the most recent Ministry of Health’s “Preventing and Assessing Occupational Exposures to Selected Communicable Diseases – An Information Manual for Designated Officers;”
  2. The Chief of Police will designate and train one or more members as a Communicable Disease Coordinator(s);
  3. The Chief of Police will ensure that each Communicable Disease Coordinator is provided with the most recent copy of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s “Preventing and Assessing Occupational Exposures to Selected Communicable Diseases – An Information Manual for Designated Officers”;
  4. The Chief of Police will work, where possible, with the City of Toronto Medical Officer of Health, to develop a post-exposure plan that addresses roles and responsibilities, reporting protocols, medical evaluation, intervention, confidentiality, access to treatments and follow-up support for Service members who have suffered a high-risk occupational exposure to a communicable disease; and
  5. The Chief of Police, in collaboration with the appropriate City of Toronto authorities, will develop a plan to ensure the availability of personal protection equipment in the case of a large scale health emergency (e.g., pandemic).

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