COVID-19 Informed Consent
Thank you for your continued trust in our practice. As with the transmission of any communicable disease like a cold or the flu, you may be exposed to COVID-19, also known as “Coronavirus,” at any time and in any place. Be assured that we have always followed British Columbia and Canada’s regulations and recommended universal personal protection and disinfection protocols to limit transmission of all disease in our office and continue to do so. These measures include, but are not limited to:
- screening everyone that enters our office
- limiting the number of people permitted onsite
- requiring that everyone wear a mask
- installing hospital-grade air filtration units in our office
Every aspect of our practice has been examined to ensure that there is no patient-to-staff or staff-to-staff interaction that is considered “close contact” based on proximity, duration and layers of personal protective equipment.
Despite our careful attention to sterilization, disinfection, and use of personal barriers, we acknowledge that there is risk of exposure – as in any other public place.
Despite the low risk of transmission in our office, we are committed to notifying patients by phone or email if they were in the office at the same time as a COVID-positive person. We will also ensure that we always meet or exceed guidelines from public health authorities that reduce the risk of spread of infections in our office.
It is expected that you do not come to the office if you have any Coronavirus symptoms or if you were in close contact with someone who is infected or in self-isolation due to a suspected coronavirus infection. In addition, please let us know if you find out that you are COVID-positive after your visit and may have been in the office during the incubation stage of the coronavirus.
Our Treatment Agreement
I have read and acknowledge the obligation of Shoreline Orthodontics to inform me of any known exposure to COVID-19 that could happen during my visit. I understand and accept my personal responsibility to inform Shoreline Orthodontics of any exposure or risk related to myself. In-person attendance at my appointments will suffice as consent to assume the risks of contracting Covid-19 in the office, as in any other public space.