7.0 Health Care Workers

Posted in: HBV

Hepatitis B vaccination is strongly recommended for all health care workers (including ambulance personnel, dentists and all students in these professions who are in clinical settings) and is a requirement in some jurisdictions (see section 3.1.11).

The Communicable Diseases Network of Australia, professional societies, colleges and registration boards may from time to time publish guidelines regarding the testing of health professionals.

Any testing of health professionals should be done in accordance with this Policy.

As for all tests where testing of a health care worker is undertaken, confidentiality must be maintained.

Health care workers must not perform tests on themselves. 

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Development of this site and the 2014 and 2017 revisions of the testing policies was supported by: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing