Infection Prevention and Control Lapse Report

Bayside Family Medical

Initial Report Final Report

Initial Report

Premises/facility under investigation: Bayside Family Medical


Address: 8984 Beachwood Road, Wasaga Beach


Type of premises/facility (e.g.: Clinic, Personal Services Setting): Medical Clinic


Date SMDHU was notified of IPAC lapse: 2019-03-29


How IPAC lapse information was received: Complaint


Date of initial report posting:  2019-04-12


Date of initial report update(s) (if applicable):


Summary of IPAC lapse:

  • Inadequate reprocessing of semi-critical reusable medical equipment/devices prior to each client.
  • Inadequate monitoring and auditing of cleaning and sterilization processes for reusable medical equipment/devices prior to each client.
  • Inadequate administrative controls including policies, staff education and training.


IPAC Lapse Investigation

Did the IPAC lapse involve a member of a regulatory college? Yes


If yes, which regulatory college?  College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario


If yes, was the regulatory college notified? Yes


Were other stakeholders notified (if applicable)? No


Corrective measures required to address lapse:

  1. Single-use disposable medical equipment/devices to be used until further notice.
  2. Prior to recommencing use of reusable medical equipment/devices ensure reprocessing complies with Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) best practices and manufacturers' guidelines.
  3. Policies and procedures, along with staff education and training, should be enhanced for aspects of infection prevention and control including reprocessing of reusable semi-critical medical equipment/devices, monitoring and auditing of instrument reprocessing, and occupational health.


Date any order(s) or directive(s) were issued: 2019-04-03


Final Report

Date final report was posted:


Date of final report update(s) (if applicable):


Date all corrective measures were confirmed complete:


Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Contact

Name and Title

Heidi Pitfield, Program Manager, Infectious Diseases


[email protected]

Phone Number

(705) 721-7520 ext. 7300