Polices and Procedures

Board By Law:   
Policy Number:  5.1007
Subject Area:  Student Services 
Approved Date:  08/24/2020

Students with a communicable disease may attend Kaskaskia College when, through reasonable accommodation, the risk of transmission of the disease and/or the risk of further injury to the student is sufficiently remote in such setting so as to be outweighed by the detrimental effects resulting from the student's exclusion from college.  A determination shall be made using this standard, in conjunction with current public health department guidelines concerning the disease in question. The determination of whether a student with a communicable disease may attend college shall be made on an individual basis, in consultation with appropriate college personnel and a consulting physician, the student’s primary physician, public health personnel, and the student.

Decisions will be made based upon the facts of the particular case and may be re-evaluated periodically on a case-by-case basis.  A student can appeal such decision to a panel of appropriate persons, selected by the College.  The members of such panel may vary according to circumstances and could include, but are not be limited to, the Vice President of Student Services, the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, a medical expert designated by the student, a public health official from the respective students County Health Department, and an appropriate representative of the student.

Student with communicable diseases shall maintain all rights, privileges, and services as provided by law and the policies and procedures of the College.  The student’s medical condition will be kept as confidential as possible and shall be disclosed only to persons deemed to have “a direct need to know”.  Such persons will be made aware of confidentiality requirements.  The College shall follow current law on the public health requirements for reporting communicable diseases to public health officials.

Approval History:

August 24, 2020

September 16, 2010

December 17, 1987