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65-129e. Tuberculosis evaluation requirements for certain students; rules and regulations; evaluation criteria; treatment and monitoring of infected persons. (a) The secretary of health and environment is hereby authorized and directed to adopt rules and regulations establishing tuberculosis evaluation requirements for certain students entering classrooms of a postsecondary educational institution in Kansas who are considered as high risk for tuberculosis as defined by the department of health and environment. These rules and regulations shall establish evaluation criteria in compliance with best practice standards as recommended by the division of tuberculosis elimination of the centers for disease control and prevention.

(b) Each postsecondary educational institution shall develop and implement tuberculosis evaluation requirements with assistance of the department of health and environment. Each postsecondary educational institution shall designate a person who is responsible for the oversight and implementation of the requirements. Such person shall maintain the record for at least five years and the department of health and environment shall have the right to review and inspect the records upon request. Such person shall report immediately the positive findings of tuberculosis infection or disease to the department of health and environment.

(c) Each student entering classrooms of a postsecondary educational institution in Kansas shall comply with the tuberculosis evaluation requirements implemented by such institution where the student is enrolled by providing requested information in accordance with a screening and evaluation through an enrollment process. Any student who is not in compliance with the requirements shall not be attending classes or eligible to enroll for a subsequent semester or term or to obtain an official academic transcript or diploma until the student is compliant with the requirements.

(d) Nothing in this section and K.S.A. 65-129f, and amendments thereto, shall be construed as applying to individuals who are not attending the classes regularly but participating in the continuing education programs or any other seminar or function at the postsecondary educational institution.

(e) "Postsecondary educational institution" used in this section and K.S.A. 65-129f, and amendments thereto, means any public or private university, municipal university, community college or technical college.

(f) All costs associated with the evaluation requirements of the prevention and control plan shall be the responsibility of the student.

(g) Any person found to be infected with tuberculosis infection or tuberculosis disease will be provided treatment and ongoing monitoring in accordance with K.S.A. 65-116a to 65-116m, inclusive, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2005, ch. 122, § 5; L. 2010, ch. 118, § 3; Apr. 29.

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