Communicable Diseases (Policy 1.120)
F.S. 1001.64; Rule 64D-3.029, F.A.C.
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- It is the Policy of Seminole State College to address situations involving known communicable diseases, as well as diagnosed individuals with a communicable disease, in a manner that balances the rights the College community and the public. Generally, the College will concern itself only with conditions that pose a high risk to the health of others involved in College programs and activities ( i.e. conditions reportable within 24 hours per current applicable Florida Department of Health rules).
- In order to prevent, contain, minimize, or otherwise respond to an outbreak of a communicable disease, the College may exclude or restrict persons (including diagnosed individuals with a communicable disease) from College programs and/or facilities if that disease poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others. The College will evaluate each known occurrence in light of statutory requirements (such as HIPAA and the Americans with Disabilities Act) and current scientific and/or medical guidance from applicable public health agencies.
- The College will publish in the Student Handbook and elsewhere information related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), as well as other communicable diseases including sites where students can access educational resources.
- The President is authorized to establish procedures to implement this Policy.