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Canadian Paediatric Society

Ratings for New Brunswick

Province/Territory2012 status2016 statusRecommended actionsComments
Immunization

Good

Good

Implement a central immunization e-registry.

Vaccination records can be obtained from providers but are not housed in a centralized e-registry.

Prevent smoking among youth

Excellent

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Breastfeeding promotion (as per the WHO’s Baby-friendly Initiative)

Not assessed

Fair

Provide incentives that encourage and support health facilities to become BFI-certified. Track breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity rates. Provide access to banked pasteurized human milk for sick and premature infants.

Province tracks breastfeeding initiation and exclusivity at hospital discharge and is working on a process to capture duration rates.

Newborn hearing screening

Excellent

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

An enhanced 18-month well-baby visit

Poor

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Bicycle helmet legislation

Excellent

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Booster seat legislation

Excellent

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Child and youth death review

Not assessed

Good

Public reporting of investigations should be more transparent and include more details (i.e. circumstances of death) than just committee recommendations.

 

The CPS recommends that the committee review all pediatric deaths referred to the coroner, not just those selected for review by the coroner.

Province is exploring whether to review natural deaths that are not reported to Coroner Services.

Management of type 1 diabetes in school

Not assessed

Fair

Expand guidelines to provide support for insulin administration for students who require assistance with injections or pump.

Diabetes management is recognized as an essential routine service in Policy 704 – Health Support Services, and the province has developed a Handbook for Type 1 Diabetes Management in Schools for school administrators and staff.

Province/Territory2012 status2016 statusRecommended actionsComments
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Off-road vehicle safety legislation (all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles)

Fair

Good

Good

Prohibit off-road vehicle operation for children/youth under 16 years old.

Province/TerritoryHighlights of provincial/territorial response to Jordan’s Principle
Jordan’s Principle

Tripartite agreement (First Nations’ Chiefs of New Brunswick, province, and federal government) reached in December 2011, which includes “public services” such as health care, child welfare and other social services, and special education. The document includes a dispute resolution process, as well as communications material for the public in four languages. New Brunswick reports that two potential Jordan’s Principle cases were resolved.