Sept 2018 BOH - Mid-Year CID Program Performance Indicator Summary - Program Service Information Report (BH.01.SEP0518.C15)

To: Board of Health
Meeting date: September 5, 2018
Prepared by: Janice Walters, Manager, Control of Infectious Diseases; Jessica Morris, Manager, Rabies Program
Report no.: BH.01.SEP0518.C15
Approved by: Christopher Beveridge, Director, Health Protection
Submitted by: Dr. Nicola J. Mercer, MD, MBA, MPH, FRCPC, Medical Officer of Health and CEO

Key Points

  • Health Protection programs conduct annual inspections and disease follow-up.
  • All compliance and complaint inspection reports are publically available on the Check Before You Choose website.

Strategic Directions & Goals

Service Centred Approach - We are committed to providing excellent service to anyone interacting with public health.

Building Healthy Communities - We will work with communities to support the health and well-being of everyone.

Operational Plan Objectives

  • WDGPH will complete 100% annual compliance inspections.
  • WDGPH will publicly disclose results of inspections (compliance and complaint).
  • WDGPH will investigate complaints related to an inspected facility.
  • WDGPH will mitigate health hazards and disease transmission based on risk.

Summary of OPHS Program Requirements


  • To prevent or reduce the burden of infectious diseases of public health importance.


  • Disease Prevention/Health Protection


  • To improve health and quality of life
  • Reduced morbidity and mortality

Accountability Indicators - Performance variance identified:

2018 Control of Infectious Diseases Performance Indicator 2018 Mid-Year Actual Comment
# and type of IPAC lapse by sector (PSS, dental office, community laboratories or independent health facility) 3 1 Dental; 2 OB/GYN
# and rate per 100,000 of new active TB infections annually 4 One case moved to Toronto after treatment started
# of cases of acquired drug-resistance of active TB cases 0 None reported
# of cases of identified LTBI that are initiating prophylaxis and/or the number completing treatment 25  
# of potential rabies exposures investigated annually 365  
# of animals investigated with current rabies vaccination 155 42% of animals investigated vaccinated for rabies
# of persons given rabies post-exposure prophylaxis 22 6% of investigation led to the PEP administration

Related Reports

  • Rabies (Jan-Jun 2016) Program/Service Information Report
  • BH.01.NOV0216.R19 Local and Provincial Raccoon Rabies Management Update
  • BH.01.DEC0716.R21 Enactment of Legislation to Enforce Infection Prevention and Control Practices within Personal Service Settings under the HPPA
  • BH.01.DEC0716.R22 Infection Control in Clinical Office Settings: A Regulated Health Professional Workshop
  • BH.01.MAR0117.R08 Infection Prevention and Control Complaint
  • BH.01.SEP0617.R23 Infection Control Lapse Dental Patient Recall