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MICHIGAN RECOMMENDATIONS ON HIV, HEPATITIS B, AND HEPATITIS C-INFECTED HEALTH CARE WORKERS There are currently millions of HCWs in the United States, some of whom are infected with HIV, and/or others who are infected with HBV or HCV. Exclusionary policies regarding HIV-infected HCWs, as recommended in CDC’s 1991 guidelines, have resulted in the loss of professional services, the loss of the educational investment, and the personal loss to the individual HCW -- the latter of which has been the subject of intense debate over the past several years. In 2000, Gostin proposed that the national policy regarding disclosure of HCWs infected with HIV, HBV, or other bloodborne pathogens be revised. He recommended that HCWs no longer be required to disclose their infection status to a patient. Gostin maintains that careful attention to infection control techniques, coupled with practice restrictions for HCWs who are impaired, who have exudative lesions, or who have been involved in transmitting a bloodborne pathogen, will adequately protect the public’s health. He argues that national policy should change in a way that is protective of the interest of the infected HCW (Gostin 1965). While Gostin is respected for his expertise in the complex legal and ethical fields, there are other experts who disagree with him. The debate over the best approach to balance patient safety and HCW occupational concerns continues. Pdf 45 kb
Profiles of Occupational Injuries and Diseases in Michigan Work-related injuries and illnesses cost 1.5 billion dollars annually in workers’ compensation claims in Michigan, and the indirect costs of these conditions may be as much as five times greater (7.5 billion dollars). 1832 kb pdf
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Michigan Law and legal issues – HIV/AIDS Issues concerning this law and the special consideration for AIDS service organization 223 kb pdf
Michigan Recommendations on HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C Infected Health Care Workers Based upon current scientific information, the following recommendations have been adopted by MDCH to provide protection for patients and HCWs alike.  These guidelines should become part of the infection control guidelines for all health care facilities Pdf 203 kb

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