Student Health and Vulnerable Sector Check Policy
Student Health and Vulnerable Sector Check Policy
|Approval Date||June 15, 2016|
|Effective Date||September 6, 2016|
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.
|Skin Test||Background||Steps||If Test is Negative||If Test is
|2step Tuberculin (TB) Skin Test is required only once in a lifetime to establish a baseline for future testing
If you have had a previous documented 2step TB test more than 1 year ago, ONLY a 1step TB test is needed
|Upload results of TB Skin Tests||Upload Chest X-Ray report, dated after the date of the positive TB skin test|
|Blood Tests &
|Background||Steps||If Test is Negative||If Test is positive|
|ii. Hepatitis B||Hepatitis B blood test is required to confirm presence or absence of antibodies||Hepatitis B immunity blood test performed||Three doses of vaccine are required
-six weeks after last injection, take a blood test to confirm immunity
|Upload Hepatitis B immunity blood test|
|2 doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR Vaccine)
MMR blood test to confirm presence or absence of antibodies
|Submit dates indicating when you received MMR vaccine.
Note –if you have only taken one does, no dose, or are unaware of vaccination dates, it is mandatory to have a blood test performed
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine provide dates of when 2 MMR vaccines were received on or after first birthday
MMR immunity blood test is performed
|2 doses of MMR vaccine administered 4 weeks apart is required
Please note there is no need to get another blood test after receiving the MMR vaccine
|Upload MMR immunity blood test|
|Varicella blood test to confirm presence or absence of antibodies
Two doses of Varivax vaccine is required
|Varicella/Chicken Pox immunity blood test performed
Provide dates of 2 varicella vaccines within 4 weeks apart
|If negative immunity, 2 varicella vaccines given 4 weeks apart is required
Please note there is no need to get another blood test after receiving the varicella vaccine
|Upload varicella immunity blood test|
|vii. Tetanus/ Diphtheria/ Pertussis (Tdap)
If student received Tdap as an adult, a Tetanus/Diphtheria (td) booster is required every 10 years
|A single adult dose, on or after 18th birthday is required. There is no contraindication to receiving Tdap if you had recently received Td (Tetanus/Diphtheria) vaccinations||Confirm adult dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria Pertussis vaccine|
You may consider sharing this information with your health care provider to assist in completing your immunizations
Between October 1st and November 30th, Michener highly recommends all students be vaccinated with influenza vaccine(s).
Please note: This vaccine(s) may be mandatory at some clinical sites. Students must follow clinical site protocol.
Those students who have a medical contraindication to receiving the vaccine shall notify the Michener Health Nurse and the Office for Clinical Education in order to determine one’s fitness to be on placement and to address any accommodation issues.
- Immunization Requirements Form (IRF)
- Student Checklist
- Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) Information
- Supplementary Application (available to full-time students on the Self-Service Portal )
|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|