Tuberculosis Policy

In Compliance with Kansas Statute KSA 2009 Supp.65-129, all FSCC College students who have traveled, resided in for more than three months, or born in any country where Tuberculosis (TB) is endemic as identified by the KDHE, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, must provide TB test results prior to the start of the semester. Any student who is not in compliance is not eligible to attend classes or enroll for a subsequent semester or term or obtain an official academic transcript or diploma until the student is compliant with the requirements.

Disease Reporting Requirements

State laws and regulations require that cases of tuberculosis be reported to the local or state health department. The Kansas Tuberculosis Control Program provides, free-of-charge, anti-tuberculosis medications to local health departments for the treatment of TB disease. Additionally, preventive medications for individuals with TB infection are provided at no cost to local health departments or other medical providers. In order to receive medications for a patient afflicted with TB infection, the health care provider or local health department must provide the state program information about the diagnostic screening of the patient (TB test and chest x-ray results). For individuals with active TB disease, the local health department must provide information about the diagnostic screening of the patient along with information about the patient’s treatment, potential contacts to the patient, and other detailed information as requested on an ongoing basis.

FSCC will provide TB education materials on the College website, with student enrollment and orientation materials, and with annual faculty/staff in-service.

The TB Screening Tool will be required for all students prior to enrollment. Responses indicated by a “yes” response will be reviewed by the FSCC TB Exposure Plan Coordinator for referral and action. Students will be placed on “Hold” pending compliance with testing and treatment if needed.

Prospective FSCC students are required to complete a TB questionnaire located on FSCC online and paper applications.

Public Health Department Locations:

  • Fort Scott
    210 S. National, Fort Scott, KS, 66701
  • Paola
    1201 Lake Mary Drive, Paola, KS 66071
  • Pittsburg
    410 East Atkinson Suite A, Pittsburg, KS 66762

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