UTMB Expert Review Panel Policy Term Definition

A panel appointed by the President of UTMB to review instances of HIV or HBV infection in Health Care Workers and to identify exposure-prone procedures and to determine those circumstances, if any, under which a Health Care Worker who is infected with HIV or is HBeAg positive may perform such procedures. The panel should be composed of experts who provide a balanced perspective and might include:

  1. Health Care Worker’s personal physician(s);
  2. An infectious disease specialist w/expertise in the epidemiology of HIV and HBV transmission;
  3. A health professional w/expertise in the procedures performed by the affected Health Care Worker;
  4. A member of UTMB’s infection control committee, preferably a hospital epidemiologist; and
  5. An occupational health specialist.