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Quebec will make doctors disclose their HIV status

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7435.304-b (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:304
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Quebec's health minister and the province's College of Physicians are preparing a mandatory disclosure policy for doctors who are HIV positive, after Montreal's Hôpital Ste Justine had to offer HIV testing to 2614 patients who had been operated on by a paediatric surgeon with HIV infection.

    Under the new policy, doctors infected by HIV or other contagious pathogens will have to disclose their condition to hospital or college authorities, but the health minister, Philippe …

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