4.13 Chronic Communicable Disease

adopted: Aug-2010
last revised: Aug-2010

Students with chronic communicable diseases may attend school in the regular classroom setting whenever, through reasonable accommodation, the risk of transmission of the disease or the risk of further injury to the student is sufficiently remote in such a setting.

Each student with a chronic communicable disease shall be evaluated by a placement committee that will consist of the President, as Chairperson, and other appropriate College personnel, a physician or other consultants selected by the President or his/her designee, the student's physician, public health personnel, the student, and the student's parents or guardians.

The student's placement shall be determined in accordance with the above standards and upon the following factors: the risk of transmission of disease to others; the health risk to the particular student; and reasonable accommodations which can be made without undue hardship to reduce the health risk to the student and others. The vote of a majority of the committee shall determine the student's placement.

The student shall be reevaluated periodically, at least once a year, by the placement committee to determine whether the student's placement continues to be appropriate. The student's medical condition shall be disclosed only to the extent necessary to minimize the health risks to the students and others. The College President may establish additional rules and regulations designed to implement this policy.