O. Reg. 143/18: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES - GENERAL
filed March 29, 2018 under Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7Skip to content
ontario regulation 143/18
made under the
Health Protection and Promotion Act
Made: March 27, 2018
Filed: March 29, 2018
Published on e-Laws: April 3, 2018
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: April 14, 2018
Amending Reg. 557 of R.R.O. 1990
(COMMUNICABLE DISEASES - GENERAL)
1. Paragraph 1 of section 1 of Regulation 557 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is revoked and the following substituted:
1. Within one hour after delivery, or as soon afterwards as is practicable, there shall be instilled into each conjunctival sac of the new-born child such quantity of 1 per cent solution of silver nitrate or other effective ophthalmic agent as is necessary to destroy any infectious agent that might cause ophthalmia neonatorum without causing injury to the child, unless, at any point during the pregnancy of the mother of the child, a parent of the child requests, in writing, to their physician, public health nurse or other health care professional person, that the drops not be instilled.
1.1 If a parent of the child requests that the drops not be instilled in accordance with paragraph 1, the physician, public health nurse or other health care professional person attending at the birth of the child may grant the request only if the physician, public health nurse or other health care professional person is satisfied that,
i. the parent of the child making the request has received information on the benefits and risks of administration of the ophthalmic agent,
ii. the parent has received information on the likely consequences of non-administration of the ophthalmic agent, and
iii. an assessment has been done by a member of a health profession set out in Schedule 1 of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 to confirm there is no serious risk of transmission to the child of an infectious agent that might cause ophthalmia neonatorum.
2. This Regulation comes into force on the later of January 1, 2019 and the day it is filed.