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San Mateo Un HSD |  BP  5141.26  Students

Tuberculosis Testing   

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The Board of Trustees 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 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

49450 Rules to insure proper care and secrecy

49451 Parent's refusal to consent

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

120230 Exclusion of persons from school

120875 Providing information to school districts on AIDS, AIDS-related conditions and Hepatitis B

120880 Information to employees of school district

121475-121520 Tuberculosis tests for pupils

Policy SAN MATEO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: July 15, 2010 San Mateo, California