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Atascadero USD |  AR  5141.22  Students

Infectious Diseases   

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In determining whether to exclude a child with a suspected or diagnosed infectious disease, the Superintendent or designee shall consult the child's parent/guardian and the student's physician and/or the County Health Department, as required by law. The Superintendent or designee also may refer to the State Department of Health Services document Control of Communicable Disease in California for assistance in this determination.

Confidentiality

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that student confidentiality rights are strictly observed in accordance with law. No District employee shall release medical information, including knowledge of a bloodborne pathogen infection, without written consent from the parent/guardian. Such information may be shared only with those persons specifically named in the written permission.

(cf. 5141.21 - Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions)

Review Team

The parent/guardian of a student with HIV/AIDS may ask the Superintendent or designee to convene a review panel to make recommendations regarding appropriate programs and services. The parent/guardian must provide written permission for the disclosure of confidential information to each review panel member.

Regulation ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: October 5, 1999 Atascadero, California