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.
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
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 OfficeDelaware Department of Education35 Commerce Way, Suite 1Dover, DE 19901Phone: 302-857-3356Fax: 302-739-1769