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hep B...they're req'd to give it to us, are they req'd to give us the proof?

I received my hep B series at the NH I worked at...are they not req'd to give you the proof of that?

and if not, does that mean I'd just have to keep getting them, or declining, or paying for titers?

northshore08

Specializes in Emergency, outpatient.

Every facility I have ever worked at will provide documentation of immunizations they give you. Ask for a copy for your records. If they will not, get your PMD to request a copy "for your medical record" at the doc's office, then get a copy from him/her. This is not proprietary information, and you have every right under HIPAA to get a copy. :nurse:

Sister Fox

Specializes in Operating Theatre and Occ. Health.

Of course you must have the proof! And it should contain not only the date you had it but the product name, batch number and volume of the dose.

Here in the UK, nurses are required to make this documentation part of their career profile log along with the lab reports on titres, especially the EPP staff (exposure prone practitioners) such as OR and ER staff.

I received my hep B series at the NH I worked at...are they not req'd to give you the proof of that?

and if not, does that mean I'd just have to keep getting them, or declining, or paying for titers?

If it's an employer, they should pay for the titers, not you.

Personally, I don't care what the literature says, doubling up on vaccines is dangerous...no way would I take another one if I had already had one.

When I left there, under VERY good terms, all was hunky-dory until I asked for them (and my 2-step TB record)....the response I got~ "That is property of the NH that you are not entitled to"

Sounds fishy to me, and I would take it as high and make as much noise as I needed to in order to get that information.

Keep us posted.

When I left there, under VERY good terms, all was hunky-dory until I asked for them (and my 2-step TB record)....the response I got~ "That is property of the NH that you are not entitled to"

If you are in the United States you are entitled to it under federal law, specifically, the Health Insurance Portability Act.(HIPA)

It is true that this is the NH property. At the same time you are entitled to copies of all your medical records, including this.

northshore08

Specializes in Emergency, outpatient.

The nursing home is wrong. You have every right to records of your treatment. I would send them a registered, certified letter requesting the information and informing them if it was not forthcoming within 15 days, your lawyer and OSHA will be notified that they are not providing you with your legal access to your medical records.

I think they will comply. If OSHA is called down upon them, they will comply rather than deal with an inspection.

Good luck to you and let us know.

PS Results of my research:D

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10027

1910.1020(a)

"Purpose." The purpose of this section is to provide employees and their designated representatives a right of access to relevant exposure and medical records

1910.1020©(1)

"Access" means the right and opportunity to examine and copy.

northshore08

Specializes in Emergency, outpatient.

the response I got~ "That is property of the NH that you are not entitled to"

People like that ***** me off. :banghead: Go get your records. To say you are entitled is an understatement.

Do they think they will make you stay an employee if they are harda** about employee health records? I'm so glad you do not work for them anymore. :up:

Sorry. I re-read the post and got mad all over again:devil:

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