Ontario Public Health Standards: Protocols and Guidelines

The Protocols and Guidelines that accompany the Standards are program and topic-specific documents incorporated into the Standards which provide direction on how boards of health shall operationalize specific requirement(s) identified in the Standards. The Standards are published by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care as per Section 7 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

Protocols

Protocols provide direction on how boards of health shall operationalize specific requirement(s) identified within the Standards. The aim is to have consistent implementation of specific requirements across all 36 boards of health. The protocols referenced in the Standards are as follows:

Guidelines

Guidelines provide direction on how boards of health shall approach specific requirement(s) identified within the Standards. The aim is to provide a consistent approach to/application of requirements across all boards of health, while also allowing for variability in programs and services across health units based on local contextual factors as defined in the guidelines. The guidelines referenced in the Standards, are as follows:

To obtain previous versions of the protocols, please contact us at OPHS.protocols.moh@ontario.ca

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