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Medical Exclusion from Class

Division

5

STUDENT AFFAIRS

Department

5.7

HEALTH SERVICES

 

5.7.4

MEDICAL EXCLUSION FROM CLASS

Policy

 

 

 

Students with certain communicable diseases, will be excluded from attending class, until a written document from a health care provider, is provided stating that the student is no longer contagious, and is able to attend classes at Worcester State University, with no risk to other individuals.

Students who are not immune to certain communicable diseases, or who are not vaccinated against certain communicable diseases, during an outbreak situation, will be excluded from attending class at WSU, according to Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines for reportable diseases.

Students who do not fulfill the Pre-Entrance Medical Requirements, on admission to Worcester State University, may be subject to medical exclusion from classes.

 

Procedure

 

 

 

 

 

A.      WSU-Student Health Services is notified by a student, Primary Care Provider or  Department of Public Health, of a communicable disease that could be infectious to other students, including but not limited to:  

                                        Chicken Pox(Varicella)

                                        German measles(Rubella)

                Measles

                Meningitis

                Mumps

                Pertussis(Whooping Cough)

                SARS

                Smallpox

                Tuberculosis

B.       SHS will notify ill student and appropriate contacts of ill student (contacts determined by Department of Public Health Guidelines) of exclusion from classes, and length of time of exclusion.  Length of exclusion will be determined through discussion with Department of Public Health and based on Massachusetts Law 105 CMR 300.000.

C.      Length of exclusion will be documented for professors, as requested by student.

D.      In the event of an anticipated absence of one week or longer, Student Health Services will notify the Academic Affairs office, at the request of the student.  If written documentation is required to complete the process, SHS may provide that to the student, at the student’s request.

E.       An ill student can return to class with written medical documentation, documenting that the student’s illness is no longer communicable to other individuals, and return will be in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health quarantine/isolation recommendations.

F.       The pre-entrance medical requirements at Worcester State University is based on the Massachusetts Laws 105CMR 220.00, 220.400, 220.600 and 220.700. 

G.     WSU resident students will not be allowed to move into the Residence Hall, until a completed Health Examination Form is on file in Student Health Services.  

H.      WSU commuter students will not be allowed to register for classes, until a completed Health Examination Form is on file in Student Health Services.

 

 

 

 

 

Approved by Vice President/Date

 

 S. Brownlee

Approved by Cabinet/Date

 

 

Revised Date

 

Spring 2011

 

 

 

 

Last modified at 10/17/2012 4:57 PM  by Kazarian, Julie