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Blood-Borne Pathogen Policy

The Blood-Borne Pathogen Policy addresses CDSBC’s requirements for registrants who are infected/affected with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV.

Read CDSBC's Blood-Borne Pathogen Policy (PDF). 

The policy encourages a safe working environment and maximizes the use of measures to prevent blood-borne viral transmission to patients.

Key points for infected/affected registrants

  • The determining factor between what actions a registrant must take and whether they can safely practise is whether they are providing, or assisting with, “exposure-prone” procedures.
  • Registrants who are infected/affected with Hepatitis B, C or HIV must get tested no less than every six months and provide the Registrar with a written report from their treating physician, as described in the policy.
  • In the event of a registrant-to-patient blood exposure during an exposure-prone procedure, both the registrant and the patient should be tested for blood-borne viruses, and the registrant must immediately file a Critical Incident Report with CDSBC. This applies to all CDSBC registrants.

 

 

 

 



Read CDSBC's Policy Statement: Treatment of Patients Living with HIV/AIDS

Questions about the wellness program?

Contact CDSBC’s Dr. Cathy McGregor to discuss in confidence.

604-714-5310
cmcgregor@cdsbc.org