70. To prevent situations creating a risk, correct them and reduce their frequency, the operator of an addiction resource must implement a procedure for reporting known incidents and accidents that occur in the resource involving a person lodged. The operator must designate a person responsible for the procedure.
The procedure must contain at least
(1) the keeping of a log to record the names of witnesses, the time and place of the incident or accident, a description of the facts observed and the circumstances of such an incident or accident;
(2) the means used by the operator to prevent the occurrence of other incidents or accidents; and
(3) the obligation to disclose any accident to the person lodged or the person’s representative, where applicable, and the rules to be followed for the disclosure.
For the purposes of this section,
(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 person lodged, staff member, volunteer, professional or third person;
(2) “incident” means an action or situation that has no consequences for the state of health or well-being of a person lodged, staff member, volunteer, professional or third person but that has an unusual outcome and could, in other circumstances, have had consequences.
See s. 84 concerning the date of coming into force of this section.