417 – Employee Health: Physical And Mental Examinations; Vaccines

New Employees.  Reports of physical examinations shall be required of all employees upon their initial employment with the District certifying fitness to perform assigned duties.  The reports shall be required only after an offer of employment has been made.  The examination must have been taken within the four-month period prior to the date employment begins or by a date specified by the District, which shall be within six weeks of the date employment begins.  Evidence shall be submitted on the prescribed form, shall be signed by a licensed physician and surgeon, osteopath, qualified doctor of chiropractic, licensed physician assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner.  The District shall pay an amount to be determined by the Board of Directors toward the physical examination upon presentation of proof of charges if the charges have not been paid by insurance or by another employer.

School bus drivers shall present evidence of good health upon initial hire and every other year thereafter in the form of a physical examination report by a certified medical examiner.

Additional Examinations.  An employee may be required to have additional examinations (physical and/or mental) to the extent job-related and consistent with business necessity when, in the judgment of the Superintendent or the Board, such examinations are relevant to the employee’s performance or status.

Vaccines.  Employees identified as having reasonably anticipated occupational contact with blood or infectious materials in their work settings shall receive training and education on safety precautions and shall be provided the opportunity for a District-paid Hepatitis B vaccine.  The employee shall sign a written waiver if he/she refuses the vaccine.

Date of Revision: January 8, 2018

Legal References:

279.8, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4(14), 43.15-.20; 29 C.F.R. Pt. 1910.1030


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