Reportable Incident | Northern Health

Reportable Incident

What is a reportable incident?

A reportable incident is an event where a person in care has been injured or has been seriously or adversely affected, or has gone missing while under the care or supervision of the licensee. A detailed list of reportable incidents can be found in Schedule H of the Child Care Licensing Regulation and Schedule D of the Residential Care Regulation.

Notification

The licensee must notify the Medical Health Officer (via phone, email, or fax) and submit a Reportable Incident Form. Reportable Incident Forms can be accessed online or at the local licensing office.

Facilities must comply with the Section 52 of the Child Care Licensing Regulation and the Residential Care Regulations when it comes to notification of harmful actions not permitted. Section 55 of the Child Care Licensing Regulation and Section 76 & 77 of the Residential Care Regulation; set out requirements for notification of illness, injury and reportable incidents in licensed care facilities.

Submit a reportable incident

All incident reports must be sent via fax to 250-564-2144 or via email to publichealthlicensing@northernhealth.ca. Reports being sent to may also be copied to a licensing officer’s email address.

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