Administration of Injectable Agents within Occupational Health and Safety Services

Medical Directive ID: 
Lead Contact Person: 
Rhodora Laylo, Coordinator Infection Safety
Physician/Nurse Lead: 
Dr. Elaine Thurgood
Occupational Health and Safety Services
Approval By: 
Medical Advisory Committee
Original Effective Date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Revised Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2020
To Be Reviewed Date: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
This Medical Directive Applies to the following sites: 
All SJH sites
  • This medical directive provides the authority to communicate an order to the Occupational HealthNurses (OHN) to administer immunizations and tuberculin skin tests to staff members of St. Joseph’sHealth Care. All OHNs must have the knowledge, skill and competence to administer the injectableagent and manage any adverse reaction. These injectable agents may be administered followingappropriate assessment of the staff member, determining there will be a beneficial effect andidentifying any contraindications.



Employees and persons with practicing privileges who carry on activities within St. Joseph’s Health Care London will have access to these injectable agents through Occupational Health and Safety Services. Contract workers, students and volunteers have access only to influenza vaccination. For the purpose of this medical directive, these groups will be collectively referred to as “staff members”.

Appendix includes consent form and Public Health information sheets on each injectable agent.

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SurnameKnown ByDate Signed
ThurgoodElaineFeb 18 2020 09:20:24:313AM