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IPAC Lapse Disclosure


The Halton Region Health Department inspects facilities following a complaint about improper infection, prevention and control practices that may pose a risk to public health.  On this page you'll find a list of facilities that did not meet infection control guidelines at the time of inspection.

Information about IPAC Lapse Disclosure

This website contains reports on premises where an infection prevention and control lapse was identified through the assessment of a complaint or referral, or through communicable disease surveillance. It does not include reports of premises that were investigated after a complaint or referral where no infection prevention and control lapse was identified.

These reports are not exhaustive, and do not guarantee that those premises listed and not listed are free of infection prevention and control lapses. Identification of lapses is based on assessment and investigation of a premises at a point in time. These assessments and investigations are triggered when potential infection prevention and control lapses are brought to the attention of the local medical officer of health.

Reports are posted on the website of the board of health in which the premises is located. Reports are posted on a premises-by-premises basis (i.e., will correspond with one site only). If you wish to view a full investigation report for any posted lapse, please contact 311 and ask for the CD Reporting Line.

Summary of establishments in Halton Region that have had a lapse in IPAC:

Vitality Works Medical Skincare - April 30, 2019

  • Establishment: Trade Secrets
  • Address: 2349 Fairview St. Unit 218, Burlington ON, L7R 2E3
  • IPAC Lapse Summary: IPAC Lapse Summary: Issues relating to use of a public washroom to reprocess tools/equipment. Issues related to requirements for sinks.
  • Date of Lapse: April 30, 2019
  • Report: Vitality Works Medical Skincare – Final Report (PDF file)

Trade Secrets - March 26, 2019

  • Establishment: Trade Secrets
  • Address: 777 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7R 3N2
  • IPAC Lapse Summary: Issues relating to requirements for sinks. Issues relating to instruments not being maintained in a sanitary condition. No supplies available for preforming adequate hand hygiene.
  • Date of Lapse: March 26, 2019
  • Report: Trade Secrets – Final Report (PDF file)

Nails for You - February 5, 2019

  • Establishment: Nails for You
  • Address: Unit #130, 2025 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 4M8
  • IPAC Lapse Summary: Issues related to single-use disposable instruments not being stored in a sanitary manner. Issues related to single-use disposable instruments not being discarded immediately after each use.
  • Date of Lapse: February 5, 2019
  • Report: Nails for You – Final Report (PDF file)

Secret Faces - February 1, 2019

  • Establishment: Medi Spa
  • Address: 2417 Marine Drive, Oakville, ON, L6L 1C6
  • IPAC Lapse Summary: Non-compliance with best practices for handling single use medication vial
  • Date of Lapse: February 1, 2019
  • Report: Secret Faces – Final Report (PDF file)

Unit 4, 497 Laurier Avenue - December 10, 2018

Otolaryngology-The Head and Neck Surgery - October 18, 2018

  • Establishment: Otolaryngology-The Head and Neck Surgery
  • Address: Unit 5, 1435 Plains Road. E, Burlington, ON, L7R 3P9
  • IPAC Lapse Summary: Concerns with cleanliness of a medical instrument and general sanitation
  • Date of Lapse: October 18, 2018
  • Report: Otolaryngology-The Head and Neck Surgery Final Report (PDF file)

Navi's Beauty Salon - September 5, 2018

  • Establishment: Navi's Beauty Salon
  • Address: 3650 Dundas Street, Burlington, ON, L7M 4B8
  • IPAC Lapse Summary: Reusable instruments used for facial waxing were not cleaned and disinfected after each use. Staff were observed double dipping spatulas when performing facial waxing.
  • Date of Lapse: September 5, 2018
  • Report: Navi's Beauty Salon Final Report (PDF file)

AA Nails and Spa Inc. - July 4, 2018

  • Establishment: AA Nails and Spa Inc.
  • Address: 1235 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON, L7S 2K9
  • IPAC Lapse Summary: Issues relating to general cleaning and sanitation. Issues relating to reusable instruments and equipment not being in good repair. Issues relating to reuse of single use disposable items. Issues relating to maintenance of disinfectants for reusable instruments
  • Date of Lapse: July 4, 2018
  • Report: AA Nails and Spa Inc. Final Report (PDF file)

Nails for You - June 27, 2018

  • Establishment: Nails for You
  • Address: Unit G6, 2000 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON, L7L 6M6
  • IPAC Lapse Summary: Issues relating to the sanitary conditions for storing single-use disposable items and reuse of single-use disposable items
  • Date of Lapse: June 27, 2018
  • Report: Nails for You Initial Report (PDF file)

Sweet Nails and Spa - May 29, 2018

  • Establishment: Sweet Nails and Spa
  • Address: 378 Mountainview Rd. S, Georgetown, ON, L7G 0H8
  • IPAC Lapse Summary:Issues relating to products being dispensed in a manner that does not prevent contamination.
  • Date of Lapse: May 29, 2018
  • Report: Sweet Nails and Spa Final Report (PDF file)

Royal Chair Hair Salon - May 10, 2018

  • Establishment: Royal Chair Hair Salon
  • Address: 3006 Preserve Drive, Oakville, ON, L6M 0T9
  • IPAC Lapse Summary:Issues relating to the cleaning and disinfection of reusable items, improper decanting of products as well as improper maintenance of disinfectant.
  • Date of Lapse: May 10, 2018
  • Report: Royal Chair Hair Salon Final Report (PDF file)

Milton Urgent Care Walk In Clinic - March 21, 2018

  • Establishment: Milton Urgent Care Walk In Clinic
  • Address: 400 Bronte Street South
  • IPAC Lapse Summary: Overflowing sharps containers on the floor of lab room. Overfilled additional sharps containers in the same room. Improper storage of specimens.
  • Date of Lapse: March 21, 2018
  • Report: Milton Urgent Care Walk In Clinic Final Report (PDF file)

Sal's Barber Shop - Milton - December 12, 2017

  • Establishment: Sal's Barber Shop
  • Address: Unit 2, 549 Thompson Road S, Milton, ON, L9T 0C7
  • IPAC Lapse Summary: Issues relating to the cleaning and disinfecting of reusable items.
  • Date of Lapse: December 12, 2017
  • Report: Sal's Barber Shop Final Report (PDF file)

Ontario Institute of Facial Surgery - Burlington - December 4, 2017

  • Establishment: Ontario Institute of Facial Surgery
  • Address: 672 Brant Street, Unit 405, Burlington, ON, L7R 2H3
  • IPAC Lapse Summary: Failure to reprocess (clean, disinfect, sterilize and store) equipment and devices used in patient care services. Failure to follow the standards set by the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) as outlined in "Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice" and the Canadian Standards for "Medical Device Reprocessing."
  • Date of Lapse: December 4, 2017
  • Report: Ontario Institute of Facial Surgery Final Report (PDF file)