Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-022-0315
Occupational and Health Care Setting Exposures: Employer Program for Prevention, Education and Testing


Pursuant to ORS 433.075 (Responsibility for cost of test)(4), where an employer provides a program of prevention, education and testing for HIV exposures for its employees, the program will be considered to be approved by the Division if employees receive counseling regarding HIV infection control, uniform body fluids precautions, sexual/needle-sharing abstinence and safer sex practices including advice about precautionary measures to be taken with partners at risk of exposure to HIV while test results are pending.


The Division may make the educational materials needed for such a program available to an employer who requests such materials in writing.


An employer that provides HIV testing to employees must use a laboratory certified to perform testing on human specimens under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (P.L. 100-578,42 U.S.C. 201 and 263(a))(CLIA).


If an employer does not have a testing program in place, the employer shall notify the exposed worker of a health care provider who will perform testing, or an exposed worker may seek medical treatment from a health care provider of his or her choice.

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Jun. 8, 2021