Public Health Unit Infection Prevention And Control Lapse Report

Initial Report

Premises/Facility Under Investigation

Advanced Medical Imaging
219 Main Street Hawkesbury, ON
K6A 1A1

Type of Premises/Facility

Medical Imaging clinic

Date Board of Health Became Aware of IPAC Lapse

November 3, 2022

Date IPAC lapse was linked to the premise/facility

November 3, 2022

Date of Initial Report Posting

November 3, 2022

How the IPAC Lapse was Identified


Summary Description of the IPAC Lapse

During the inspection, deficiencies in the reprocessing of medical devices were identified. Instruments used for invasive procedures were being disinfected with an inappropriate disinfectant product. In addition, disinfection products require a drug identification number. A product used on site did not have this drug identification number.

IPAC Lapse Investigation

Issue referred to regulatory college and/or other stakeholder notified?


If the Lapse Involved a Member of a Regulatory College, Was the Issue Referred to that Regulatory College?

Independant Health Facilities

Were any Corrective Measures Recommended and/or Implemented?


Further Details/Steps

Following the inspection, the operator was instructed to cease any procedure where the equipment in question was being used, until approval was obtained from the Health Unit. The operator was informed to purchase the appropriate level of disinfectants, and the product would need to be Health Canada approved.

Initial Report Comments

Important: A risk assessment was completed in conjunction with Public Health Ontario. Based on results of the risk analysis, the risk of acquiring a blood borne pathogen from the lapse in infection control practices with the use of these instruments is deemed extremely low.

Final Report

Brief Description of Corrective Measures Taken

Facility has obtained the proper cleaning and disinfecting products and is following current best practices for reprocessing medical instruments. The Health Unit has approved resumption of services.

Date All Corrective Measures Were Confirmed to Have Been Completed


If you have any further questions, please contact:

Shawna Carr
Program Manager / Gestionnaire de programmes
613-933-1375 x 1212