5691

Adoption Date: 7/19/1994, Revised: 6/20/2000; 9/5/06
5000 - NON-INSTRUCTIONAL/BUSINESS OPERATIONS

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS
5691 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Whenever, upon investigation and evaluation by the director of school

health services or other health professionals acting upon direction or

referral of the director, a student in the public schools shows symptoms

of any communicable or infectious disease reportable under the public

health law that imposes a significant risk of infection of others in the

school, he/she shall be excluded from the school and sent home

immediately, in a safe and proper conveyance. The director of school

health services shall immediately notify a local public health agency of

any disease reportable under the public health law.

Following absence on account of illness or from unknown cause,

the director of school health services may examine each student

returning to a school without a certificate from a local public health

officer, a duly licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse

practitioner.

The director of school health services, or other health

professionals acting upon direction or referral of the director, may

make evaluations of teachers and any other school employees, school

buildings and premises as,in their discretion, they may deem necessary

to protect the health of the students and staff.

Regulations and procedures will be developed for dealing with communicable diseases in ways that protect the health of both

students and staff while minimizing the disruption of the education

process.

 

HIV is not regarded as a communicable disease under New York

State Law.

Policy References:
Education Law Section 906
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 136.3(h) and 136.3(i)


Policy Cross References:
» 7560 - STUDENTS WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) RELATED ILLNESS


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