May 3, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 18

New screening requirements for hospital volunteers

Existing volunteers, and anyone who is interested in volunteering, will have to go through a background check, the Petersburg Medical Center board approved on Thursday.

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Each volunteer will be fingerprinted, be required to undergo annual TB screenings and watch training videos on infection control, hand washing, and HIPPA regulations.

The board has changed the policy for traveling physicians and other health care professionals who rent properties that are owned or leased by the Medical Center.

The temporary staff members will now be required to sign a rental agreement and pay security depo...

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