Policy Number

CL-SR-015

Information Transfer at Care Transitions - Policy & Procedure - NSHA CL-SR-015

Description

 Note: This policy pertains to all HCPs who are either transferring or accepting care of a Patient, regardless of location.
Care Transitions are a high-risk period for Patient safety. This policy provides guidelines to support and ensure the quality and safety of Patient care when Patients are at transition points. The outlined procedures guide Information Transfer at transition points, and guide Nova Scotia Health Services and sites with the development of tools to facilitate consistent, effective, quality communication between Health Care Providers (HCPs), Patients, Essential Care Partners (ECPs), and/or Substitute Decision Makers (SDM) during all Care Transitions.

Effective: November 30, 2022