The Kansas Legislature has passed legislation and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has promulgated implementing regulations imposing requirements for college and university students who were born in or lived in or traveled in countries certified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as areas where tuberculosis is a health risk. See K.S.A. 65-129e and K.S.A. 65-129f.
1. The Student Health Center shall communicate and update
information to the University community about countries which have been
identified as a country where tuberculosis is a health risk.
2. The Director of the Student Health Center shall be responsible for implementing the requirements of K.S.A. 65-129e and K.S.A. 65-129f and rules and regulations promulgated by the secretary of health and environment and shall be the designated official responsible for the oversight and implementation of the University's Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control Plan.
3. The University's Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Plan shall
include the following elements:
||A.||Each "high-risk"student shall be
subject to evaluation and testing prior to attending any class
at Wichita State University.
and testing may include one or more of the following components,
as determined to be necessary by officials at the Student Health
gamma release assay;
|v.||physical exam; or
of signs of symptoms.
||C.||A "high-risk" student is any
undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at Wichita State
University who meets any of the following conditions:
signs and symptoms of active Tuberculosis;
been in contact with a person who has been diagnosed with active
|iii.||Has traveled, resided in for more
than three (3) months, or was born in any country where
Tuberculosis is endemic.
||D.||The Student Health Center will
notify the Kansas Department of Health and Environment if any
student is found to have Tuberculosis infection or active
||The Student Health Center shall keep
and maintain Tuberculosis evaluation records for each high-risk
||The Student Health Center will
provide the Vice President for Student Affairs with a report at the
end of each semester regarding the number of "high-risk" students
that were identified during the semester.
4. University students who fail to comply with requirements
implemented by the Student Health Center in accordance with this policy
statement shall be subject to administrative withdrawal from classes at
5. Students are responsible for costs associated with any required
This policy shall be included in the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual and shared with appropriate constituencies of the University.
The Vice President for Student Affairs shall have primary responsibility for publication, dissemination and implementation of this University policy.
October 1, 2006