RHRA Reduces Burden of Outbreak Reporting
Several questions removed from outbreak questionnaire to make it easier for homes to report
RHRA understands the current challenges facing licensees and operators and is looking at ways to reduce administrative burden on retirement homes so they can focus on the care, safety and wellbeing of their residents.
As part of these efforts, RHRA has removed several questions from its daily outbreak questionnaire that will make it easier for homes to report outbreaks to the RHRA.
As of November 16, 2022, the following questions will be removed from the questionnaire:
- Number of line listed residents and staff
- Number of pending cases for residents and staff
- Number of resolved cases or deaths for staff
- Number of positive cases for external care providers
- Questions about mass testing
Under the Retirement Homes Act, it is mandatory for all licensees and operators to report outbreaks to the RHRA at the same time as to their local Public Health Unit. This information is collected to support retirement homes in taking the necessary precautions to protect the safety and wellbeing of residents during an outbreak.
RHRA thanks all retirement homes for their continued cooperation and dedication to the safety and wellbeing of residents.
If you have questions about the changes or need support, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-855-ASK-RHRA (1-855-275-7472).