This policy only applies to Augusta University Health Sciences students during their enrollment in Health Science Programs (e.g. Allied Health, Dentistry, Biomedical Graduate Studies, Medicine or Nursing). It provides a method to manage students who are, or become infected with a blood borne pathogen including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Hepatitis C (HCV). It describes evidence-based procedures for managing infected students in a way that protects their privacy while providing reasonable precautions to create a safe environment in the academic healthcare setting.
Printable Version of Policy 4.4.1, Student Affairs, HIV, HBV, HCV Policy; Effective 06/06/2013
Any Medical College of Georgia student who knows or has reason to believe that he/she has a blood borne pathogen is required to report this information immediately to the Office of Student Health. Failure on the part of a student to report a known blood borne pathogen may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.