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Canadian Paediatric Society

Ratings for Prince Edward Island

Indicators2012 statusCurrent StatusRecommended actionsComments
Immunization

Excellent

Good

Implement a central immunization e-registry.

There is a registry, but it can only be accessed by public health nurses and select personnel. 

Prevent smoking among youth

Excellent

Good

Implement a province-wide ban on smoking in outdoor public places, including a full ban on smoking on outdoor restaurant patios.

PEI prohibits smoking on restaurant patios during certain hours of operation only.

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

Not assessed

Poor

Implement a BFI policy or strategy, with a designated BFI coordinator and a breastfeeding education strategy. Provide incentives that encourage and support health facilities to become BFI-certified. Track breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity rates. Provide free province-wide access to lactation consultants in person or by phone/email. Provide access to banked pasteurized human milk for sick and premature infants.

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

Poor

Implement a broadly representational child death review committee* and a structured process, including reporting protocols, a linkable database for meaningful data collection, consolidation and dissemination, and an evaluative mechanism.

Management of type 1 diabetes in school

Not assessed

Good

Implement a reporting/evaluation mechanism to demonstrate consistency and effectiveness of policy.

A comprehensive guideline for diabetes management in schools was released by the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture in August 2018.

Indicator2012 statusCurrent StatusRecommended actionsComments
 ATVsSnowmobiles   
Off-road vehicle safety legislation (all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles)FairGoodGood

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

IndicatorHighlights of provincial/territorial response to Jordan’s Principle
Jordan’s Principle

No response at time of publication.