Beginning Fall 2013, Missouri Senate Bill 197 requires all students attending any college or university in the state of Missouri be screened for Tuberculosis (TB). The screening must follow the Center for Disease Control protocols that screen people based upon their time outside the United States, and their possible exposure to others, who are likely to have come in contact with someone who has Tuberculosis. The legislation requires colleges and universities to place a hold on a student’s registration if they do not complete the Tuberculosis screening within their first semester at a Missouri college or University.
Any student answering yes to one of the following questions is required by Missouri law to be physically tested for Tuberculosis.
A student answering no to all these questions is considered to have been effectively screened and no further action is needed.
A student answering yes to any of the statements is required to complete a medical test at the Campus Health Clinic in Crisp Hall completed, in order to be further screened for Tuberculosis.
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