Tuberculosis Testing Policy

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Policy title:

Tuberculosis Testing Policy

Category:
Academic Affairs
Admissions
Public Safety/Risk Management
Student Health
Student Life
Owner:
Student Health
Approved by:
Administrative Council
Purpose of this policy

To ensure public health, Nebraska Wesleyan University requires tuberculosis testing of international students from countries with high incidence of tuberculosis.

Application of this policy

This policy applies to international students, both short-term and degree-seeking.

Policy statement

Upon admission to Nebraska Wesleyan University, international students (whether degree-seeking or non-degree seeking) will be notified of the Tuberculosis Testing Policy and its applicability in their particular circumstance as listed below.

 

  1. New International Students (first time studying in the United States):

 

1a) New international students from a country with a tuberculosis burden of ≥ 20 cases per 100,000 as determined by World Health Organization data are required to take a tuberculosis blood test upon arrival at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

 

1b) New international students coming to Nebraska Wesleyan University from countries with a tuberculosis burden of < 20 cases per 100,000 are not required to take a tuberculosis test upon arrival at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

 

  1. Transfer International Students who have attended another U.S. institution

 

2a) International students transferring to Nebraska Wesleyan University from another U.S. institution who come from a country with a tuberculosis burden of ≥20 cases per 100,000 as determined by World Health Organization data and who have previously received a negative tuberculosis test in the United States and who have not subsequently spent more than a year in their home country (or another country with a tuberculosis burden of ≥20 cases per 100,000) must submit the record of the negative tuberculosis test to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

 

2b) International students transferring to Nebraska Wesleyan University from another U.S. institution who come from a country with a tuberculosis burden of ≥20 cases per 100,000 as determined by World Health Organization data and who have not previously received a negative tuberculosis test in the United States must take a tuberculosis blood test upon arrival at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

 

2c) International students transferring to Nebraska Wesleyan University from another U.S. institution who come from a country with a tuberculosis burden of <20 cases per 100,000 as determined by World Health Organization data are not required to take a tuberculosis test upon arrival at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

 

  1. Continuing International Students (students returning to NWU for subsequent semesters)

 

Continuing international students are not ordinarily required to take a tuberculosis test in subsequent years when they return to Nebraska Wesleyan University.  However, if they spend one year or longer in a country with tuberculosis incidence ≥ 20 cases per 100,000 prior to their return to Nebraska Wesleyan University, they are required to take a tuberculosis blood test upon returning to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Exemptions from this policy

International students from countries with a tuberculosis burden of < 20 per 100,000 are not required to have a tuberculosis test.

 

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