Ontario Public Health Standards

Referencing the OPHS and Protocols

Use the following examples as a guide when citing the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS), any of the associated Protocols and other resources such as Guidance Documents. These citations have been formatted according to the style described in the U.S. National Library of Medicine's Citing Medicine: The NLM Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine.

General Format

[Corporate author]. [Title in sentence case]. [Place of publication]: [Publisher]; [Year of publication]. Available from: [Date accessed from OPHS website] from: [URL].

Ontario Public Health Standards

Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Ontario public health standards 2008. Revised May 2016. Toronto, ON: Queen's Printer for Ontario; 2016 [cited 2016 Jun 1]. Available from: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/oph_standards/docs/ophs_2008.pdf [PDF]

Protocols

Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Infectious diseases protocol, 2016. Toronto, ON: Queen's Printer for Ontario; 2016 [cited 2016 Jun 1]. Available from: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/oph_standards/docs/infectious_diseases.pdf [PDF]

Guidance Documents

Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Infection prevention and control best practices for personal services settings. Toronto, ON: Queen's Printer for Ontario; 2009 [cited 2016 Jun 1]. Available from: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/oph_standards/docs/pssp_2008.pdf [PDF].

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