314.  PHYSICAL EXAMINATION - Pg.

314.  PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

1.        Purpose

In order to certify the fitness of administrative, professional and support employees to discharge efficiently the duties they will be performing and to protect the health of students and staff from the transmission of communicable diseases, physical examinations of all district employees shall be required prior to beginning employment.

2.        Definition

A physical examination shall mean a general examination by a licensed physician.

3.        Authority

        SC 1418

        Title 28

        Sec. 23.43.

        42 U.S.C.

        Sec. 12112

After receiving an offer of employment but prior to beginning employment, all candidates shall undergo medical examinations, as required by law and as the Board may require, the expense for which shall be paid by the applicant.

        SC 1418

        Title 28

        Sec. 23.44

The Board requires that all employees undergo a tuberculosis examination upon initial employment, in accordance with regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

        SC 1418

      Title 28

      Sec. 23.44

The Board requires employees to undergo a tuberculosis examination upon initial employment, in accordance with regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

        SC 1418

        

        

      SC 1419

      Title 28

      Sec. 23.45

4.  Delegation of

     Responsibility

The Board may require an employee to undergo a physical examination at the Board’s request.

An employee who presents a signed statement that a medical examination is contrary to his/her religious beliefs shall be examined only when the Secretary of Health determines that the employee presents a substantial menace to the health of others.

The results of all required medical examinations shall be made known to the Superintendent on a confidential basis and discussed with the employee.

        42 U.S.C.

        Sec. 2000ff et seq.

      42 U.S.C.

      Sec. 12112

Medical records shall be kept in a file separate from the employee’s personnel file.

References:

School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 1416, 1418, 1419

State Department of Health Regulations – 28 PA Code Sec. 23.43, 23.44, 23.45

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 – 42 U.S.C.

      Sec. 2000ff et seq.

Americans with Disabilities Act – 42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et seq.

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