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28 Pa. Code § 27.72. Exclusion of children, and staff having contact with children, for showing symptoms.

§ 27.72. Exclusion of children, and staff having contact with children, for showing symptoms.

 (a)  A person in charge of a public, private, parochial, Sunday or other school or college shall, following consultation with a physician or school nurse, exclude immediately a child, or staff person, including a volunteer, having contact with children, showing any of the following symptoms, unless that person is determined by the school nurse, or a physician, to be noncommunicable:

   (1)  Mouth sores associated with inability to control saliva.

   (2)  Rash with fever or behavioral change.

   (3)  Purulent discharge from the eyes.

   (4)  Productive cough with fever.

   (5)  Oral or axillary temperature equal to or greater than 102° F.

   (6)  Unusual lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing or other signs of severe illness.

   (7)  Persistent vomiting.

   (8)  Persistent diarrhea.

 (b)  The school shall maintain a record of the exclusion and the reasons prompting the exclusion and shall review the record to determine when unusual rates of absenteeism occur.


   The provisions of this §  27.72 amended January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243671).

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  27.73 (relating to the readmission of excluded children, and staff having contact with children); and 28 Pa. Code §  27.76 (relating to exclusion and readmission of children, and staff having contact with children, in child care group settings).

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