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Know Before You Go Durham - Durham Region's Personal Services Settings Inspection Disclosure program

Know Before You Go Durham

Durham Region's Personal Services Settings Inspection Disclosure program New

As of June 1, 2016 all personal services settings (PSS) operating in Durham Region are required to participate in accordance with the Durham Region Personal Services Setting By-law # 17-2016

Under the new program, each time a public health inspector (PHI) visits a premises to conduct a routine inspection, one of the three Durham Personal Services Inspection Summary signs - Green (PASS), Yellow (CONDITIONAL PASS) or Red (CLOSED) will be given. Once a sign is issued, it is required to be posted immediately in a conspicuous area at, or near, the main public entrance to the premises establishment, such that it is clearly visible to members of the public.



Inspection Summary Signs

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Pass

Green (PASS) sign:

  • There is significant compliance with the Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Personal Services Settings, MOHLTC as of the inspection date noted on the sign
  • There are no or only a few non-critical infractions observed which are unlikely to result in the risk of transmission of blood borne and other types of infections
  • Practices/operations do not represent an immediate health risk to the public
  • A re-inspection (follow-up inspection) may take place when there are outstanding items of non-compliance. However, in some instances, minor issues may be address during the next routine inspection

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Pass

Yellow (CONDITIONAL PASS) sign:

  • There is significant non-compliance with the Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Personal Services Settings, MOHLTC as of the inspection date noted on the sign
  • The number and/or the type of infractions observed have a potential risk of transmission of blood borne and other types of infections
  • A re-inspection (follow-up inspection) will take place within 1-3 business days

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Pass

Red (CLOSED) sign:

  • An immediate health hazard exists at the PSS premises. A health hazard is any condition that is likely to lead to the spread of infection or other adverse health effects if the condition is not corrected immediately (i.e. no hot/cold running water, sewage back-up, fire, flood, and/or power outage or other serious health hazard)
  • If the health hazard is only affects certain personal services within a premises, only those particular services will be closed
  • If the health hazard is affecting the entire premises, the entire premises will be closed
  • The PSS must earn a Green (PASS) upon a re-inspection in order to re-opened