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Ontario’s Newly Elected Government Puts Immunization Reporting Requirements On Hold
No July 1 implementation required by family physicians

Implementation of proposed changes to the  Immunization of School Pupils Act  (ISPA) and regulations are on hold . The changes would have required family physicians to report immunizations provided to children for nine designated diseases to local public health units starting July 1, 2018.
 
As noted in our June 15 member communication , t he OCFP and other member-based organizations heard many concerns from family physicians about how these new reporting requirements would impact workload. Those concerns, among others, were shared with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).
 
On June 20, Premier-Designate Doug Ford  communicated  that the new reporting requirements are on pause . H e has committed the new minister responsible for health, o nce appointed, to work with the OMA to “prioritize an acceptable solution”. The OCFP will also continue to collaborate with the OMA and the MOHLTC while it works toward the integration of immunization records with public health units.