Significant Event Notification

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Operators of private long-term care or community-care facilities must notify the Department of Health and Wellness within 24 hours of a significant event. 

Significant-event notification must be submitted using the online form and will be the only avenue for significant event notification starting April 1, 2021.

IMPORTANT You will receive a confirmation email to the email address entered on this electronic submission form. Please retain a copy of the email as it includes your submission ID number.

What information is required on the notification?

You must provide as much information about the event as possible including:

  • Name of the facility and the person submitting the report
  • Date, time and location of the event
  • Name of the person(s) involved
  • Name(s) of staff involved
  • Additional required notifications completed:
    • Adult Protection
    • Next of kin
    • Coroner
    • Operator/manager
    • Resident(s) physician
  • Type of event, such as: 
    • Potentially life-threatening accident or injury to resident, staff, or visitor
    • Resident missing
    • Death requiring a report in accordance with the Coroner’s Act
    • Harm or suspected harm suffered by a vulnerable resident as a result of unlawful conduct, improper treatment or care, harassment or neglect
    • Incident involving a resident that has been reported to law enforcement officers
    • Fire
    • Prolonged disruption of supply of electrical power, heat, water, or food
    • Prolonged disruption of the provision of any other basic service of the facility which interferes with the ability to give adequate care to residents 
    • A critical situation due to inadequate 24 hour staff coverage
  • Description of the event (text box or upload field provided)
  • Description of the immediate response and outcome (text box or upload field provided)
  • List steps taken to mitigate risk of event recurring (text box or upload field provided).

IMPORTANT You will only be able to print a copy of the submission form for your records prior to clicking submit form. 

Santé et Mieux‑être

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Ministère de la Santé et du Mieux-être
Immeuble Shaw, 4e étage (nord)
105, rue Rochford
Charlottetown (Î.-P.-É.) C1A 7N8

Téléphone : 902-368-6414
Télécopieur : 902-368-4121