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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. 4119.43/4219.43/4319.43 - Universal Precautions)

(cf. 5112.2 - Exclusions from Attendance)

(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)

(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

(cf. 5141.23 - Infectious Disease Prevention)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

49450 Rules to insure proper care and secrecy

49451 Parent's refusal to consent

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

199.81 Providing information to school districts on AIDS, AIDS-related conditions and Hepatitis B

199.82 Information to employees of school district

3118 Exclusion of persons from school

3400-3409 Tuberculosis tests for pupils

Policy LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 16, 1996 La Canada Flintridge, California