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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  4212.4  Personnel

Health Examinations   

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New Employees

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that new district employees comply with all the health examination requirements of California law.

All employees shall undergo a preplacement physical which includes screening for illegal drugs and alcohol. The presence of illegal drugs shall be cause for withdrawing an offer of employment. The presence of alcohol may result in further review of an employee's suitability for employment.

In addition, the Superintendent or designee may require applicants for employment in classified positions to undergo a preemployment physical examination to show that they are physically able to perform the duties of specific jobs. (Education Code 45122)

Continuing Employees

Continuing employees shall undergo periodic tuberculosis tests once every four years in accordance with law. (Education Code 49406)

The Governing Board is concerned about the prevalence of tuberculosis in our community and may require continuing employees to undergo tuberculosis tests when warranted upon the recommendation of the local health officer.

Employees may be required to pass a physical and/or psychological examination any time such an examination appears necessary to preserve the health and welfare of district students and employees or to furnish medical proof of physical or mental ability to perform satisfactorily the assigned duties of an individual's position. (Education Code 44839, 45122)

(cf. 4119.41 - Employees with Infectious Disease)

Legal Reference:


44839 Medical certificate; periodic medical examination

44839.5 Requirements for employment of retirant

44932 Grounds for dismissal of permanent employee

44942 Suspension or transfer of certificated employee on ground of mental illness, psychiatric examination; mandatory sick leave

45122 Physical examinations

49406 Examination for tuberculosis


5502-5503 Physical examination for retirants employed as substitute teacher, etc.

5504 Medical certification procedures


adopted: March 15, 1994 Escondido, California