Adverse Events Reporting

By-law requires OHPs to report adverse events to the College

You must now submit Tier 1 adverse event reports by logging into the Members Portal.

College by-law No. 77 establishes a framework for the reporting of Tier 1 adverse events.

Tier 1 Events

The by-law requires that the following events MUST be reported by the physician to the College within 24 hours of his/her knowledge of the event:

  1. Death within the premises;
  2. Death within 10 days of a procedure performed at the premises;
  3. Any procedure performed on wrong patient, site or side;
  4. Transfer of a patient from the premises directly to a hospital for care.

Upon receipt of an adverse events reporting form, the College will determine whether further action is required, such as a re-assessment of the premises.

Submit Tier 1 adverse event reports by logging into the Members Portal.

Tier 2 Events

Tier 2 events are to be tracked by the OHP for quality improvement purposes, and reported to the College on an annual basis.

The list of events that must be documented by a Medical Director upon learning of the event and reported annually to the College, include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. An unscheduled treatment of a patient in a hospital within 10 days of the procedure performed at a premises;
  2. A complication such as infection, bleeding or injury to other body structures;
  3. A cardiac or respiratory problem during the patient’s stay at the OHP;
  4. An allergic reaction;
  5. A medication-related adverse event.

Submit Tier 2 adverse event reports by logging into the Members Portal.