FMRAC Framework on Blood Borne Pathogens (BBPs)

At its 11 June 2016 meeting, the FMRAC Board approved a Framework on Blood Borne Pathogens.  The Framework proposes recommendations and minimum regulatory standards to FMRAC’s members regarding medical professionals1 who participate in exposure prone procedures (EPPs) or who have tested positive for blood borne pathogens (BBPs), i.e., hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), to reduce the risk of transmission of infection for the benefit of public safety. The extent of risk varies and depends on a range of factors. It is incumbent on medical regulatory authorities (MRAs) to develop approaches to identify and monitor these individuals in order to mitigate the risk of transmission to the public through effective regulation.

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Approved by the FMRAC Board on  11 June