Communicable Diseases (Policy 1.120)

Authority:F.S. 1001.64
Date Adopted:01/17
Dates of Review:------
Dates of Revision:------
Related Procedure:1.1200


  1. It is the Policy of Seminole State College to address situations involving known individuals with a communicable disease in a manner that balances their rights with the rights of others within the College community.
  2. The College may exclude or restrict from College programs (including facilities) an individual with a communicable disease if that individual 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, well-informed medical judgments.
  3. The College will publish in the Student Handbook information related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), including sites where students can access educational resources.
  4. The President is authorized to establish procedures to implement this Policy.