Legislative Overview - Mandatory Reporting - Page 8

Requirement to Report Veterinarians who know or suspect that a captive bird or birds or poultry flock is infected with the agent of psittacosis (C. psittaci) are required to report this. Time Frame to Submit: Immediately (within 24 hours). Who Receives the Report: The local Medical Officer of Health Information Required: At a minimum, a veterinarian is expected to report the following: • Name and contact information of the bird’s owner/custodian. • Name, breed, signalment, description and detailed medical history of the affected bird(s) (or at least as much as is known about the bird(s) based on their medical record), including any treatment with antibiotics already administered How to Submit: Veterinarians should check with the local health unit to determine if there are specific forms or reporting formats. To contact local health units http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx#7 Requirement to Report A veterinarian who knows or suspects that a captive bird or birds or poultry flock is infected with an avian influenza virus or that one or more animals is infected with a novel influenza virus is required to report this. Time Frame to Submit: Immediately Who Receives the Report: The local Medical Officer of Health Information Required: Such information and assistance as the Medical Officer of Health requires, including, but not limited to, (a) the location of the bird, birds, poultry flock, animal or animals; and (b) contact information for the owner or owners of the bird, birds, poultry flock, animal or animals. Requirement to Report A veterinarian who knows or suspects that one or more animals is infected with Echinococcus multilocularis is required to report this. Time Frame to Submit: Within one business day Who Receives the Report: The local Medical Officer of Health Information Required: Such information and assistance as the Medical Officer of Health requires, including, but not limited to, (a) the location of the animal or animals; and (b) contact information for the owner or owners of the animal or animals. Legislative Overview • Mandatory Reporting   8