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The school nurse or principal shall report to the local health authority those children attending school who are suspected of having a reportable disease or condition, as defined by state law and the Texas Board of Health. If there is no local health authority appointed or if the District is outside the jurisdiction of a local health authority, the report shall be made to the regional director.
25 TAC 97.2 (B), 97.4: Health and Safety Code 81.041, 81.042
The principal shall exclude from attendance any student suffering from a reportable disease, as defined by the Texas Board of Health, until one of the criteria for readmittance is fulfilled. 25 TAC 97.5 (A), 97.4
Students excluded for reason of communicable disease shall be readmitted by one or more of the following methods, as determined by the local health authority:
1. Certificate of the attending physician attesting to their recovery and noninfectiousness.
2. Permit for readmission issued by the local health authority.
3. After a period of time corresponding to the duration of the communicability of the disease.
The District medical advisor and the local health authority, in consultation with the person responsible for the school health program and the student's doctor, shall determine whether a significant risk of transmitting a chronic reportable disease exists. If it is determined that a significant risk of transmission exists, the student may be temporarily removed from the classroom until one of the following events occurs:
1. An appropriate school program adjustment is made.
2. An appropriate alternative or special education program is established.
3. The local health authority determines that the significant risk has abated and the student can return to class.
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