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Folsom Cordova USD |  BP  5141.26  Students

Tuberculosis Testing   

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The Governing Board recognizes that tuberculosis poses a public health threat. Treatment of active cases of this disease is the most effective means of controlling its spread.

The number of tuberculosis cases in our county is on the rise. The County Public Health Officer therefore requires tuberculosis testing, and follow-up if appropriate, before students enter school.

The Superintendent or designee may require a tuberculosis skin test when qualified medical personnel reasonably suspect that a student has active tuberculosis. If there is an outbreak of tuberculosis at any school, the Superintendent or designee may require all students at the school to undergo tuberculosis skin tests.

Students known to have had a positive tuberculosis skin test shall be excluded from school until they provide evidence of a follow-up x-ray and appropriate medical care or are no longer suspected of having active tuberculosis.

(cf. 5112.2 - Exclusions from Attendance)

(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)

All district staff shall receive information on how tuberculosis is spread and how it can be prevented and treated.

(cf. 4119.43/4219.43/4319.43 - Universal Precautions)

(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

48213 Prior parent notification of exclusion; exemption

49451 Parent's refusal to consent to health examination

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

120230 Exclusion of persons from school when residence is in isolation or quarantine

121365 Duties of local health officer re: tuberculosis control

121475-121520 Tuberculosis tests for students

124025-124110 Child Health and Disability Prevention Program

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

202 Exclusion of students with contagious disease

432 Student records

3030 Eligibility for special education; tuberculosis that adversely affects educational performance

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 22

41301-41329 Tuberculosis tests for students

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

American Lung Association: http://www.lungusa.org

California Department of Public Health, Tuberculosis Control: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/tb

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tuberculosis: http://www.cdc.gov/tb

Health Officers Association of California: http://www.calhealthofficers.org

Policy FOLSOM CORDOVA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: August 18, 2011 Folsom, California