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Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2011_005

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Infectious diseases
Population Health - Infection Control
Personnel/Workforce - Occupational Health & Safety

Summary
Transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare settings has the potential to cause serious illness and avoidable deaths in staff, patients and other users of the health system as well as others in the community. This policy directive provides a framework for immunisation and screening of health care workers, other clinical personnel and students to minimise the risk of transmission of these diseases.

Date of Publication: 21 January 2011

Replaces:

  • Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases [PD2007_006]
Author Branch: Health Protection

This document applies to: Local Health Networks, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, Dental Schools and Clinics, NSW Ambulance Service, Public Hospitals

Audience: All staff

Distributed to: Public Health System, Divisions of General Practice, Health Associations Unions, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 21 January 2016

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: 09/5704

Status: Active

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