The Provincial Transfer Authorization Centre (PTAC) Updated requirements during the current Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic



All inter-facility transfers, including emergency transfers, require a PTAC issued Medical Transfer Authorization Number prior to transport (excluding Federal Nursing Stations).  Memo outlines process for hospitals to follow.


Hospitals must complete 3 steps prior to arranging an inter-facility transfer.

DISCLAIMER: This document has been reviewed by Ontario Health West staff. While staff has provided its summary and interpretation of key action items, every health service provider remains responsible for ensuring their own understanding of the document and actions items, next steps and/or accountabilities outlined in the document.

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March 12, 2020

This Directive replaces the Directive #1 issued on March 12, 2020. The Directive #1 issued on March 12, 2020 is revoked.