Individuals with direct animal contact and ACUC members enroll in the OHP by completing the FSU Medical Monitoring Program for Vertebrate Animal Users Enrollment and Risk Assessment Form. Direct animal contact is defined as contact with live animals, animal carcasses, animal tissues, or animal waste. Individuals with direct animal contact include LAR employees and faculty, research staff, and students listed as AUP participants.
Individuals with direct animal contact and ACUC members must enroll in the OHP and complete the FSU Medical Monitoring Program for Vertebrate Animal Users Enrollment and Risk Assessment Form. A contracted physician reviews each enrollment and risk assessment form. The physician determines need for additional medical services or necessary job restrictions and/or accommodations based on patient health status and work scope. Individuals offered an opportunity for physician follow-up may sign a waiver declining medical services. Individuals that waive the benefit to meet with the physician are advised to consult with their personal physician and of their right to request additional OHP services during the course of their work with vertebrate animals.