The following statement applies to all students enrolled in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Students in the Faculty of Health Sciences will be required to care for persons with infectious diseases (including Hepatitis B and HIV) should they be assigned to them. Students accepted to the Faculty will be sent complete documentation regarding health status policies and immunization requirements where applicable. Documentation of immunization and tuberculin status will be required.
As a result of changes in hospital and clinic protocols introduced in response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), all students enrolled in programs offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences for whom attendance and/or participation in practicums in hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities is mandatory, will be required to be fit-tested for masks and trained in the proper use of such respiratory equipment. Use of such respiratory equipment is mandatory under guidelines approved by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.