Delaware Tuberculosis Regulation

  • Delaware requires tuberculosis (TB) screening for all students entering a public school.  School staff and volunteers are assessed routinely for exposure to TB or active disease.  Anyone with a positive screening is required to have a follow-up medical assessment.

  • Delaware Tuberculosis Regulation

    Tuberculosis Screening Requirements:

    • Students - TB risk assessment, skin test (Mantoux), or other approved testing, such as blood test, administered within the past 12 months prior to school entry
    • Employees - TB skin test (Mantoux) or other approved testing, such as blood test, administered within the past 12 months and provided during the first 15 days of employment and TB risk assessment every 5 years thereafter
    • Volunteers - TB risk assessment prior to their assignment and every 5 years thereafter
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  • The CPR/AED Recommendation document was created by the Child Death Review Commission, Chronic Health Conditions of School Age Children Committee and finalized in Spring 2019. The committee members included representatives from various agencies such as the Delaware Department of Education, Delaware Division of Public Health, Nemours, Christiana Care Health Systems, Bayada Health and Delaware School Nurses. The purpose of this document is to support school districts and charter schools as they develop written, school-level protocols for CPR and AEDs. The process is outlined on how to obtain and replace existing AED models, training, maintenance, monitoring and development of a Cardiac Emergency Response Communication Plan.

    Contact Information:

    School Health Services Program Office
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19901
    Phone: 302-857-3356
    Fax: 302-739-1769
     
Last Modified on March 10, 2020