Ontario legislation specifies certain surveillance requirements for those entering into healthcare practice settings. The Collaborative Program protocol was developed in accordance with the communicable disease surveillance protocols, specified under the Public Hospitals Act, to meet the requirements of our students’ placement settings. This process is necessary to ensure that our students protect their health and safety, and the health and safety of patients / clients / residents, visitors, employees and other students.
- Completion of this information is compulsory - NOT optional.
- All sections of the CPO – PRR form must be completed as outlined.
- Organizations / Agencies as our placement partners do have the right to refuse any student entry to placement for practice when the student who has NOT met all of their pre-placement requirements.
COMPLETION OF THE PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS RECORD (PRR) IS COMPULSORY FOR NURSING STUDENTS
A student will NOT be deemed as CLEARED for PRACTICE until the CPO has reviewed and processed ALL of the student’s PRR documents to determine if clearance for program / placement practice requirements are met.
CLEARANCE of all PRR elements are necessary in order for the student to enter the placement setting; and to attend and engage in practice.
Thus, a student’s failure to submit a fully-completed PRR by the deadline indicated will result in the decision that the student be delayed / prohibited in attending placement - practice AND that the student’s withdrawal from the practice placement setting can jeopardize the successful completion of their course / program.
The student’s Program / Course LEAD will also be notified by the CPO for any of the following conditions:
- If the student fails to submit ALL required PRR documentation by the due date indicated.
- If the student’s PRR documentation reflects unmet needs requiring further exploration of occupational health, safety and / or infection control concerns as per Universal & Public Health Guideline Standards which result in the decision of a student’s NON CLEARANCE level status AND;
- If the student’s status of NON CLEARANCE remains unresolved by the deadline date indicated – this will result in the consequence of prohibiting the student’s entry into the clinical placement – practice setting as per policy and as determined by the CPO