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#AHPRAQandA Twitter chat to discuss blood-borne virus guidelines

28 Jul 2014

AHPRA is running a Twitter chat to discuss practitioners and students with a blood-borne virus.

AHPRA will be running a Twitter chat at 2pm on Wednesday 30 July 2014 with Dr Joanna Flynn AM to discuss the recently released draft Guidelines for the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses.

The questions we will discuss are:

  1. Should the Boards create their own guidelines, or should they use the CDNA guidelines as proposed? 
  2. When should a Board take regulatory action about a practitioner with a blood-borne virus? 
  3. Would these guidelines overly restrict a health practitioner’s practice? Is there a conflict with other guidelines or obligations? 
  4. What blood-borne virus testing obligations (if any) should health practitioners have?

And any other questions asked before or during the chat.

Dr Joanna Flynn is the Chair of the Medical Board of Australia.

To join the Twitter chat, send Tweets that include the hashtag #ahpraqanda. The chat will run from 2pm to 3pm on Wednesday 30 July 2014 AEST. Dr Flynn will respond to your questions, comments and thoughts.

Regardless of whether you have a Twitter account, you can follow the chat using this tool on the day.

If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat before, read this guide about joining Twitter chats.

If you would like to receive updates from AHPRA via Twitter, you can follow us @AHPRA.

An archive of the #ahpraqanda chat is now available:

Page reviewed 28/07/2014