Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bloodborne Pathogens FAQs - Recordkeeping


Q76. What is contained in the medical record?

A76. The medical record includes the name and social security number of the employee; a copy of the employee's hepatitis B vaccination status including the dates of all the hepatitis B vaccinations and any medical records relative to the employee's ability to receive the vaccination; copies of all results of examinations, medical testing and follow-up procedures; copies of the healthcare professional's written opinion; and copies of the information provided to the healthcare professional.

Q77. Who keeps the medical records?

A77. The employer is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of medical records. However, these records may be kept off-site at the location of the healthcare provider.  The employer must ensure that the medical records are kept confidential and are not reported or disclosed without the express written consent of the worker, except as required by the standard or as may be required by law.

Q78. How long must the medical records be kept?

A78. Medical records must be kept for the duration of employment plus 30 years.

Q79. What is included in the training record?

A79. The training record contains the dates of the training, the contents or a summary of the training sessions, the names and job titles of all persons attending the training, and the names and qualifications of the persons conducting the training.

Q80. How long must training records be kept?

A80. Training records must be retained for 3 years from the training date.

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