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2512 George Mason Drive • P.O. Box 6038 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-0038   757.263.1000 • 757.263.1240 TDD

Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-9

PERSONNEL

Health Examinations/AIDS Awareness Orientation

A.  New Employees

As a condition of employment, each employee shall submit a certificate signed by a licensed physician stating said employee appears free of communicable tuberculosis. Such certificate is to be based on recorded results of those skin tests, x-rays, and other examinations, singly or in combination, as deemed necessary by the physician and which have been performed within the twelve-month period immediately preceding the submission of the certificate.

The above condition shall apply to initial employment only. A person who leaves employment in the division (including a leave of absence) and returns after one or more years may be subject to the condition as stated.

B.  Health Certificates

1.  Food Services employees and others handling or dispensing food must present a health permit from the local health department. The requirements of this certificate shall be specified at the time the contract of employment is signed.

2.  Bus drivers must have a physical examination of a scope prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education with the advice of the Medical Society of Virginia and furnish a form prescribed by the state board showing the results of such examination.

C.  Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS) Awareness Orientation

All new employees shall receive infection control/AIDS written information outlining preventive measures against AIDS and AIDS-related diseases.

D.  Special Medical Examination

The school board may require a special medical examination for any employee at any time, in accordance with applicable state and federal laws prohibiting the discrimination against individuals with disabilities and other applicable laws and regulations.

Legal Reference:

Code of Va., § 22.1-300. Tuberculosis certificate.

Code of Va., § 22.1-301. Costs of medical examinations and of furnishing medical records.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitative Acts of 1973.

 

Adopted by School Board:  July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)