Policy Number


NSHA IPC-CD-015 Animal Visitation


This policy provides direction to NSHA Team Members for animal visitation in facilities across Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) in order to minimize the risk of infection and injury arising from approved animal contact in the hospital environment. Animal visitation includes a patient’s personal pets, pet therapy programs, and service dogs.  

Personal Pet Visitation Approval Form NSPPV

Patient Teaching Pamphlet: Animal Visits


NSHA IPC-CD-015 Animal Visitation - Information for Pet Handlers