Reporting Type 1 Occurrences

What is a Type 1 Occurrence?

Type 1 occurrences are incidences that may or did result in serious harm to a patient in relation to the performance of compounding for IVIT or administering by IVIT. It is important for the College to be made aware of these events in order for it to take appropriate action to protect the public from unsafe care, should any be required.

Part IV of the General Regulation outlines the following events as Type 1 Occurrences:

  1. The death of a patient at the premises after a procedure was performed.
  2. The death of a patient that occurs within the five days following the performance of a procedure at the premises.
  3. Any referral of a patient to emergency services within the five days following the performance of a procedure at the premises.
  4. Any procedure performed on the wrong patient at the premises.
  5. The administration of an emergency drug to a patient immediately after a procedure was performed at the premises.
  6. The diagnosis of a patient with shock or convulsions occurring within the five days following the performance of a procedure at the premises.
  7. The diagnosis of a patient as being infected with a disease or any disease-causing agent after a procedure was performed at the premises, if the Member is of the opinion that the patient is or may have been infected because of the performance of a procedure.

The Reporting Requirement

All Type 1 occurrences are to be reported to the College on the “Type 1 Occurrence Report Form" within 24 hours of learning of the event. It is important to be aware that as the General Regulation states, the reporting requirement applies to all NDs, not just those who performed the IVIT procedure. That means that all NDs who learn of a Type 1 occurrence are required to report it to the College within 24 hours of learning of the event. While this may appear to be repetitive, this is to ensure that the communication of the occurrence to the College does not slip through the cracks.

Access the Type 1 Occurrence Report Form below.

Contact the College

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Dr. Mary-Ellen McKenna, ND (Inactive), Manager, Professional Practice, Regulatory Education Specialist, at inspections@collegeofnaturopaths.on.ca, or by phone at 416-583-6020.