Health Requirements for Students
SIENA COLLEGE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
A. Statement of Intent
B. Definition of Student
C. Specific Requirements
3. Students seeking religious exemption from these requirements must comply with applicable state regulations. Students under 18 years of age must submit a written statement signed by his/her parents or guardian stating that they hold genuine and sincere religious beliefs contrary to the practice of immunization. Students 18 years or older must submit a statement themselves to qualify for religious exemption. This statement must describe the beliefs in sufficient detail to permit the college to determine that the beliefs are religious in nature (not philosophical), and sincerely and genuinely held. Students that qualify for religious exemption will be required to leave the campus in the event of an outbreak of one or more of these diseases and will remain away from campus until two weeks after the outbreak is over.
4. Students seeking medical exemption from these requirements must submit medical documentation indicating the reasons for exemption and signed by a licensed medical provider. Medical exemptions from this requirement may be granted at the discretion of the Health Service Director for reasons such as pregnancy, history of anaphylaxis, immune-compromised conditions, or other relevant disease states. Non-immunized students will, at the discretion of the Health Service Director, be required to leave the college in the event of an outbreak of one or more of these diseases and will remain away until two weeks after the outbreak is over.
5. All students (as defined above) must provide health information on the appropriate form and submit it to the Siena Health Service. The Health Service will maintain the records while the student is in continuous attendance at the College.
6. Any individual enrolled in 5 credit hours per semester or less, or any part-time student at Siena who enrolls full-time in the future must, at that time, submit a completed Siena College Health Record and meet all other requirements of a full-time student as set forth in this policy. Any individual enrolled in 5 credit hours per semester or less at Siena who enrolls part-time in the future must, at that time, meet all the requirements of a part-time student as set forth in this policy.
7. Students who fail to comply with this policy, including but not limited to any failure to supply complete health or immunization records to the College by the established dates are subject to fines, cancellation of registration and/or a “health hold” for future registrations.
D. Enforcement of the policy:
2. Students with positive tuberculin tests, including those who have had BCG vaccination, are required to report to the Albany County Health Department Chest Clinic or the Health Department in their county of residence. Failure to comply with health department directives will result in the penalties listed in the preceding paragraph.
2. Student immunization records contain medical information and will be maintained in a confidential manner. Access to these records will be limited to personnel whose job duties require information from these records. No records can be released without the student’s written consent or for a student under the age of eighteen, the consent of a parent or guardian. All medical records will be stored for seven years.
This policy takes effect on June 1, 2013.
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Updated:3/10/2014 2:40:01 PM