Policy: Infectious diseases screening and immunisation for students undertaking clinical placements
Responsibilities of the University
- The University supports the approach adopted by the ACT Health Directorate (ACT Health), the NSW Ministry of Health (NSW Health), and their respective health services.
- This policy and related procedure may be revised from time to time to reflect any developments by the ACT or NSW governments, and are consistent with the policy directives and procedures of the:
- ACT Health Directorate;
- NSW Ministry of Health;
- Canberra Health Services
Responsibilities of students
- All students who have a clinical placement component in their program comply with all screening and immunisation requirements of clinical placement facilities where they undertake clinical placements.
- Students undertaking placements in non-ACT and non-NSW government operated clinical placement facilities may be subject to different requirements from those set out in this policy and the related procedure, and those different requirements are resolved by the student with the local governing body for the clinical placement and the University prior to any placement commencing.
- The appropriate area within ACT Health or NSW Health decides the outcome for placement.
- Students are responsible for any costs incurred in meeting the requirements.
- Students infected with a communicable disease, blood-borne virus or respiratory virus, who knowingly participate in clinical placements without notifying the clinical placement facility of their infected status, engage in conduct that is likely to put patients, colleagues and other staff at risk, face disciplinary proceedings that may result in exclusion from the University.
Students are advised that it is a criminal offence under the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and Crimes Act 1900 (ACT) to intentionally cause or attempt to cause another person to contract an infectious disease. This offence carries a jail term.
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|Title||Infectious diseases and immunisation policy for students undertaking clinical placements in health facilities|
|Purpose||To advise staff and students of the legislative ACT and NSW Government requirements regarding screening and immunisation for specified infectious diseases and blood-borne virus testing.|
|Audience||Students, Prospective Students, Staff|
|Effective Date||25 Oct 2022|
|Next Review Date||25 Oct 2027|
|Responsible Officer:||Registrar, Student Administration|
|Contact Area||Division of Student Administration and Academic Services|
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