Student Health and Vulnerable Sector Check Policy

Student Health and Vulnerable Sector Check Policy
Approval DateJune 15, 2016
Effective DateSeptember 6, 2016

Organizational Scope

The Policy applies to all full-time and part-time students enrolled in programs* offered in The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, School for Applied Health Sciences (“Michener”).

*Students in joint programs must refer to their program handbook.


The purpose of this policy is to support a mandatory admission and clinical placement requirement for all students at the Michener Institute.


Students must fulfil all Michener health requirements and vulnerable sector check by the published admissions and clinical placement timelines for each program. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure all requirements remain valid/current for the duration of the clinical placement. These requirements meet the immunization standards and associated health practices set forth in:

  • Canadian Immunization Guide, published by Public Health Agency of Canada based on recommendations and statements of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)
  • The Public Hospitals Act 1990, Revised Statues of Ontario, Regulation 965, Section 4
  • Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols published jointly by the Ontario Hospital Association and the Ontario Medical Association and approved by the Minister of Health
  • Any further legislated changes to the Public Hospitals Act
  • The clinical placement agreement between Michener and its clinical partner sites

Failure to adhere to published due dates/requirements will result in Academic Standing Penalty which may impact the student’s ability to progress in the program. Note: this policy also applies to the mask fit testing required for clinical placement as agreed to in the supplementary application provided during admissions.

Immunization Requirements Chart

Associated Documentation

Revision History

Date Reviewer Change(s) Made
August 30, 2011 Genlyn Lo Revised and re-formatted policy
March 27, 2013 Genalyn Lo Cathy Pearl Eileen Waweru Policy reviewed and updated to be consistent with current practice
February 18, 2014 Cathy Pearl Eileen Waweru Administrative update to policy.
June 17, 2014 Sydney Redpath Don Bartlett Kim Steeves Align policy to changes in other policies, i.e. academic and non-academic standing policy and clinical placement policy and the supplementary application process
May 31, 2016 Don Bartlett Gloria Szollosi Dr. W. Simmonds (TEGH) Attach Immunization Requirements Chart
August 9, 2019 AAC AA “The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, School for Applied Health Sciences (“Michener”)“ added to scope