7.0 Health Care Workers

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Communicable Diseases Network of Australia,44 professional societies, colleges and registration boards may from time to time publish guidelines regarding the testing of health professionals. Any testing done in that context 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 request or perform tests on themselves.

Quick links to resources on this page

Communicable Diseases Network Australia

Australian National Guidelines for the Management of Health Care Workers known to be infected with Blood-Borne Viruses 

44.Australian Government. Department of Health and Ageing.  Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA). Available at: cda-cdna-index.htm (Cited 23 March 2012).

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