§ 23.9. Tuberculosis tests.

 (a)  Pupils to be tested. A test for tuberculosis shall be administered upon original entry into school, and in grade nine by a tuberculin test.

 (b)  Testing methods. The tuberculin test may be administered by either the multiple puncture method or by the Mantoux test using intermediate strength tuberculin (PPD 0.0001 mg.).

 (c)  All tuberculin reactors. Tuberculin reactors shall be X-rayed. Chest X-rays of tuberculin reactors may be provided by local public or private health agencies. Arrangements for the examinations are the responsibility of the local school authorities.

 (d)  Tuberculin testing programs. A school board or joint school board which finds that individual schools within the school district or jointure have significant differences in the reactor rate may implement tuberculin testing programs for individual schools in accordance with the following:

   (1)  A test for tuberculosis shall be done annually on original entry into school and in the ninth grade by a tuberculin test in schools with a prior tuberculin reactor rate of 0.5% or above in these grades.

   (2)  A test for tuberculosis shall be done every third year upon original entry into school and in the ninth grade by a tuberculin test in those schools with a tuberculin reactor rate below 0.5% in these grades. A school which subsequently shows an increase to a level above 0.5% shall renew the annual testing program until the reactor rate descends below 0.5% again.

Source

   The provisions of this §  23.9 amended July 22, 1971, effective July 23, 1971, 1 Pa.B. 2163.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  23.21 (relating to general).



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