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Canadian Paediatric Society

Ratings for Quebec

Province/Territory2012 status2016 statusRecommended actionsComments
Immunization

Good

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Prevent smoking among youth

Good

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

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

Not assessed

Good

Provide incentives that encourage and support health facilities to become BFI-certified. 

Province does not offer logistical or financial incentives to institutions that become BFI-certified.
 

Due to a lack of lactation consultants, access is limited in many areas and they are often not accessible in a timely fashion.

Newborn hearing screening

Good

Fair*

Implement a universal newborn hearing screening and intervention program. 

The CPS recognizes that a pilot project announced in 2009 is ongoing, with intensive program development to this point. There is concern, however, that full implementation has been delayed due to underfunding.

An enhanced 18-month well-baby visit

Poor

Poor

Initiate an enhanced well-baby visit at 18 months, with standard guidelines. If the visit is conducted by fee-for-service physicians, they should have access to office-based tools and a special fee code.

Bicycle helmet legislation

Poor

Poor

Enact legislation that requires all age groups to wear helmets.

Education programs are available.

Booster seat legislation

Good

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Child and youth death review

Not assessed

Good

Implement a structured process, including reporting protocols, a linkable database for meaningful data collection, consolidation and dissemination, and an evaluative mechanism.

A formal mandate and structure are being developed.

Management of type 1 diabetes in school

Not assessed

Good

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

A provincial protocol is in place for parents, school administration and school nurses. Extra support may be available when necessary through application of code 33, ‘mild organ deficiency’ (déficience organique légère).

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

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

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

No response at time of publication.