50. To prevent, correct or reduce the frequency of situations creating a risk, the operator must establish a reporting procedure for known incidents and accidents that occur in the residence and involve a resident.
The procedure must include, as a minimum,
(1) the keeping of a register to record the names of witnesses, the time and place of the incident or accident, a description of the facts observed, the circumstances of an incident or accident and, where applicable, the immediate consequences for the resident;
(2) the means used by the operator to prevent the occurrence of other incidents or accidents; and
(3) the obligation to disclose every accident to the resident, his or her representative, where applicable, and, if the resident consents, to the person to be contacted in case of emergency, as well as the rules to be followed for such disclosure.
Following an accident, the information in subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph must be filed in the resident’s file referred to in section 57.
For the purposes of this Regulation,
(1) “accident” means an action or situation in which a risk is realized that has, or could have, consequences for the state of health or well-being of a resident;
(2) “incident” means an action or situation that has no consequences for the health or well-being of a resident but that has an unusual outcome and could, in other circumstances, have had consequences.