Mandatory Blood Testing Act
The Mandatory Blood Testing Act (MBTA), 2006, allows eligible persons who have come into contact with the blood and body fluids of another person, to apply to the Medical Officer of Health to have a blood sample of the person whose body substance they have come into contact with tested for a communicable disease.
What diseases are listed as communicable diseases under the Act?
Who can submit the application under the Act?
Should I start treatment immediately following exposure, or wait for my application to be processed?
Where are applications submitted?
Who is responsible for authorizing the application request?
Is there a time restriction on making an application under the Mandatory Blood Testing Act, 2006?
What steps are taken if the respondent fails to provide a blood sample voluntarily?
When will the Consent and Capacity Board hold the hearing?
How will the Consent and Capacity Board inform me of their decision?
What can I do if I disagree with the Consent and Capacity Board's decision?
How long does the respondent have to comply with an order of the Consent and Capacity Board?
What are the penalties for failing to comply with an order made by the Consent and Capacity Board?
How can I protect myself before an exposure occurs?
For more information:
If you have further questions about the Act and vaccines, please call 705.522.9200, ext. 482, to speak to a public health nurse.
This item was last modified on July 29, 2021