Southeast Collegiate Members Tested for Hepatitis after Botched Diabetes Screening
Over eighty students and faculty members at Southeast Collegiate are being tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
During testing for diabetes at the college, a faculty member from the University of Manitoba did not change out the pen that holds the needle during the course of 80 tests. Now, the Collegiate students must await results for the blood borne pathogens they had to get tested for.
Southeast Collegiate may be held legally responsible if the tests results come back positive, but since the children are being tested for illnesses such as HIV, they must wait another six months after the first round of tests, if tests are negative.
Students and parents are saying they had not been asked for consent prior to the blood sugar test administered by the Manitoba faculty member.
If this is the case, parents can seek battery charges and disciplinary action against the school.