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Designated Officers

Last updated/revised May 2, 2024

Designated Officer Program

The Designated Officer Program helps to support emergency service workers such as firefighters, police and paramedics, acquire the information and take the appropriate steps of action when they may have been exposed to a communicable disease in the line of duty. The program also ensures that all agencies of emergency services have an identified Designated Officer who is available to their staff 24/7 to respond and investigate all reported exposures to communicable diseases. The Designated Officer acts as the liaison between the emergency services workers and Peterborough Public Health.

Blood Borne Exposure MBTA Flowchart

Mandatory Blood Testing Act – UPDATE

Changes to the Mandatory Blood Testing Act (MBTA) took effect on July 1, 2023, and include the following:

NOTE:  If you are having issues opening the PDF and your browser is not Adobe 8 or higher, please download the file and open it in the desktop version of Adobe.

If you are still having trouble accessing the forms, please call 705-748-2021 for a faxed copy (note, there may be some delay – please leave a message if needed and staff will call you back as soon as possible). 

Click here for a detailed summary of these changes.

What do these changes mean for the Applicant?

  1. Timeline to submit a MBTA application has been extended to 30 days post-exposure
  2. If all requirements are met, the application will be referred to the CCB immediately (note: applications received after-hours will be process on the next business day)
  3. Applications may not be accepted if submitted on an old form, ensure updated forms are used (see links above)

For more information, please contact the Sexual Health Clinic at 705-748-2021.