This page contains reports where an infection control lapse was found for institutions (e.g. schools, child care centres), personal service settings (e.g. nail salons, tattoo/piercing studios) and regulated health professionals settings (e.g. physicians, dentists, physiotherapists).
For detailed food safety and personal service settings inspection reports and tickets, orders and closures, visit Check Before You Choose.
Infection control complaints and lapses
When a complaint is received, Public Health conducts a non-routine infection prevention and control (IPAC) investigation of the business to ensure there is no risk to the public. An IPAC lapse is a departure from infection prevention and control standards. The result could be infectious disease transmission to patients or staff through exposure to blood or body fluids. An example would be medical equipment that is improperly cleaned and can spread infections from one person to another.
If necessary, Public Health works with the business to take corrective action. If the outcome of an investigation indicates a risk to patients, Public Health has processes in place to notify patients of the risks and what they need to do.
This website contains reports on businesses where an IPAC lapse was identified. It does not include reports of businesses that were investigated by Public Health following a complaint where no infection prevention and control lapse was identified.
For more information on these infection prevention and control lapses, or to request a copy of an inspection report for investigations involving regulated health professionals or health service providers, please fill out this form (PDF) or call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4752.
Please note: Once an IPAC lapse is identified it is posted and remains posted for two weeks after a final inspection that concludes the service is in full compliance with IPAC standards. If patients of a service had to be notified of the possibility of a blood-borne infection, the lapse will remain posted for one year.
Tickets, orders, and closures
A ticket is issued for an infraction (violation) of the Ontario Food Premises Regulation or the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act infractions inspection results are listed on Check Before You Choose.
An order is issued under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) when there are reasonable and probable grounds that a health hazard exists. It may include direction to close a premise or activities like cleaning, disinfection, or prohibiting an item for sale.
All tickets, orders and closures are posted on Check Before You Choose for a minimum of six months, or longer if the infraction is ongoing
Uninspected personal services
The following businesses have not been inspected by Public Health. Despite numerous attempts, we were not able to gain entry to complete an infection control inspection.
|Business Name||Address||Type of Service|
|Serendipity Spa||105 Kortright Rd W, Guelph||Aesthetics|
Persons or corporations charged with offences under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) have the option of pleading guilty or not guilty in a court of law.