APPENDIX 10-4

EVALUATING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Whether you choose to employ professional health care personnel or to contract with outside vendors, it is important to evaluate their qualifications.  Remember that occupational health professionals are people selling a service. You should use the same smart consumer skills with physicians and registered nurses that you apply to anyone who is trying to sell you something.

Here are some questions to ask prospective professional health care providers: