Part 8 Subpart 8-9 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Other Communicable
Sec. 8-904. Student Life.
- Questions of a communicable disease involving a student's activities or restriction
thereof will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Such determinations shall include
consideration of the following factors:
The determination with respect to any student shall be made following consultation
among the Health Center Medical Staff Physician(s), the Director of the County Health
Department, and other persons only as they need to be involved in such a situation.
- The probability of infection of fellow students or other members of the University
community, based on the expected interaction of the student in the University setting.
- The possible consequences to fellow students and other members of the University community,
- The risks to the infected student's personal health from remaining in a campus life
- The Health Center will notify the Mecosta County Health Department of all cases of
Hepatitis B, positive AIDS, and other diseases required to be reported under state
or federal law.
- The Health Center will establish procedures to reduce the frequency of needlesticks
and exposure to human blood, blood products, or mucous secretions in order to reduce
the risk of transmission of infectious agents. These procedures will include the following:
- An occasional patient seen at the Health Center may have a health condition communicable
through blood, respiratory or mucous secretions. Such patients and their conditions
may not be recognized prior to receiving clinic services. Therefore, all patients
should be treated with the highest regard given to aseptic techniques and procedures
as outlined in this subpart.
- All clinic instruments which contact a person's blood or mucous membranes must be
appropriately cleansed, disinfected or sterilized between uses; or if disposable,
such instruments must be placed in a labeled container designed for such purpose.
Such instruments must never be left lying about.
- All needlesticks must be immediately reported to the proper medical supervisor for
- All Health Center medical staff shall be educated with respect to the transmissibility
of infectious diseases such as Hepatitis B and HTLV-III virus.
- The Health Center shall use disposable needles which will be properly disposed of
immediately after use.
- The Health Center will make available testing for Hepatitis B virus, HTLV-III antibodies
and other communicable diseases.
- Counseling will be made available either with the Personal Counseling Department or
the County Health Department.
- The Health Center will observe strict confidentiality of any and all medical records.
No specific or detailed information concerning complaints or diagnosis will be provided
to faculty, administrators, or parents, without the expressed written permission of
Sec. 8-901. Academic setting - required procedures.
Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act of 1974, 20 USC §1232g
- This section will be periodically reviewed in light of the most recent medical knowledge
concerning the specific diseases to which it is applicable.
Prior Board Action:
Entire Subpart 8-9 included in October 19, 2001 Codification, Phase I.
Entire Subpart 8-9 included in October 22, 2004 Codification, Phase II.