Know your blood-borne virus status: AHPRA

Almost 400 people in Victoria’s east will be tested for the virus after having been in contact with the practitioner, believed to be a dentist in the Bairnsdale area.

The practitioner reportedly stood down from their position immediately upon receiving the diagnosis.

The AHPRA notice said all health practitioners are expected to comply with the guidance of the Communicable Diseases Network Australian (CDNA).

“Under the guidance, healthcare workers are responsible for knowing their blood-borne status and for making sure their practice is consistent with the CDNA guidance,” it said.

“Healthcare workers with a blood-borne virus must not conduct exposure-prone procedures.” 

The Victorian practitioner had advised their national board of their status. 

The board determined that the practitioner had complied and would comply with the CDNA guidance and posed no risk to the public that