2013 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 22 - Public Schools
Article 10A - School Personnel Act
Section 22-10A-34 - Communicable diseases; prohibited employment; penalty. (2003)
22-10A-34. Communicable diseases; prohibited employment; penalty. (2003)
A. No person afflicted with a communicable disease in a transmissible state dangerous to the health of students shall be employed in a public or private school in this state.
B. The department of health after consultation with the state board [department] shall adopt and issue regulations designating those communicable diseases in a transmissible stage that are dangerous to the health of students.
C. Each person employed in a public or private school, including bus drivers, shall present to the governing authority of the school where employed, upon initial employment, a certificate from a licensed physician stating that the person is free from all communicable diseases in a transmissible stage dangerous to the health of students.
D. The certificate from a licensed physician shall be according to a form prescribed by the department of health and approved by the state board [department]. The certificate must be obtained from a licensed physician not more than ninety days prior to the date of employment.
E. Any person violating the provisions of this section by not obtaining a certificate from a licensed physician as required is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
History: 1953 Comp., § 77-8-7, enacted by Laws 1967, ch. 16, § 112; 1977, ch. 45, § 1; 1993, ch. 226, § 26; 1978 Comp., § 22-10-10, recompiled as § 22-10A-34 by Laws 2003, ch. 153, § 72.
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