Addict doctor screening for blood-borne viruses?

AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia revealed they were considering in their 2013/14 Health Profession Agreement published last week, a possible guideline for testing for blood-borne viruses in practitioners who have abused drugs.

They gave no details of what the guideline would involve but said it followed the “well publicised case of a medical practitioner who admitted to infecting patients with a blood-borne virus”. This was a reference to James Latham Peters who was jailed for 14 years for injecting

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