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SECTION 906
Existence of communicable diseases; return after illness
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 19
§ 906. Existence of communicable diseases; return after illness. 1.
Whenever, upon investigation and evaluation by the director of school
health services or other health professionals acting upon direction or
referral of such director for care and treatment, a student in the
public schools shows symptoms of any communicable or infectious disease
reportable under the public health law that imposes a significant risk
of infection of others in the school, he or she shall be excluded from
the school and sent home immediately, in a safe and proper conveyance.
The director of school health services shall immediately notify a local
public health agency of any disease reportable under the public health
law.

2. Following absence on account of illness or from unknown cause, the
director of school health services may examine each student returning to
a school without a certificate from a local public health officer, a
duly licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner.

3. The director of school health services, or other health
professionals acting upon direction or referral of such director, may
make such evaluations of teachers and any other school employees, school
buildings and premises as, in their discretion, they may deem necessary
to protect the health of the students and staff.