West Virginia Code of State Rules
Title 64 - Health
64-76 - Tuberculosis Testing, Control, Treatment and Commitment
§64-76-5 - Selective Testing of School Children and School Personnel.

§64-76-5. Selective Testing of School Children and School Personnel.

5.1 Students who are identified with, or are suspected of, active tuberculosis will be temporarily removed from school while their case is reviewed and evaluated by their personal physician and the local health officer. Student may only return to school after their personal physician and the local health officer, in consultation with the Commissioner, make a finding that it is safe and appropriate for the student to do so.

5.2 School personnel who are identified with, or suspected of, active tuberculosis will be placed on temporary suspension from their employment until the local health officer, in consultation with the Commissioner, makes a finding that it is safe and appropriate, for the employee to return to work.

5.3. The Commissioner may require selective testing of students and school personnel for tuberculosis:

5.3.a. When the student or school personnel have traveled to a TB endemic country;

5.3.b. When the student or school personnel have signs and symptoms indicative of TB;

5.3.c. As part of a contact investigation; or

5.3.d. At any time there is reason to suspect an exposure to TB has occurred.

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