Nev. Admin. Code § 441A.755

Current through October 13, 2021
Section 441A.755 - University students: Proof of immunity to certain communicable diseases required; exceptions; exclusion from university
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 10 or unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a person shall not attend a university until he or she submits to the university proof of immunity to tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella and any other disease specified by the State Board of Health. The Division shall establish the immunization schedule required for admission of the student.
2. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 10 or unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a person who:
(a) Is less than 23 years of age; and
(b) Is enrolled as a freshman, shall not attend a university until he or she submits to the university proof of immunity to Neisseria meningitidis. The Division shall establish the immunization schedule required for admission of the student.
3. A student may enroll in the university conditionally if the student, or if the student is a minor, the parent or legal guardian of the student, submits a record of immunization stating that the student is in the process of obtaining the required immunizations, and that record shows that the student has made satisfactory progress toward obtaining those immunizations.
4. The university shall retain the proof of immunity on a computerized record or on a form provided by the Division.
5. The university shall not refuse to enroll a student because he or she has not been immunized if the student, or if the student is a minor, the parent or legal guardian of the student, has submitted to the university a written statement indicating that his or her religious belief prohibits immunizations. The university shall keep the statement on file. A statement submitted pursuant to this subsection must be submitted to the university:
(a) Annually, according to the registration schedule of the university for the duration of the enrollment of the student at the university; and
(b) On a form provided by the Division.
6. If the medical condition of a student does not permit him or her to be immunized to the extent required, the student, or if the student is a minor, the parent or legal guardian of the student, must submit to the university a statement of that fact written by a licensed physician. The university shall keep the statement on file. A statement submitted pursuant to this subsection must be submitted to the university on a form provided by the Division.
7. If additional requirements of immunity are imposed by law after a student has been enrolled in the university, the student, or if the student is a minor, the parent or legal guardian of the student, shall submit an additional proof of immunity to the university stating that the student has met the new requirements of immunity.
8. If the health authority determines that, at the university, there is a case having a communicable disease against which immunity is required for admission to the university, and a student who has not submitted proof of immunity to that disease is attending that university, the president of the university shall require that:
(a) The student be immunized; or
(b) The student be excluded from the university until allowed to return by the health authority.
9. A student shall not attend a university from which he or she is excluded until allowed to return by the health authority. The parent or legal guardian of a student, if the student is a minor, shall not allow the student to attend a university from which he or she is excluded until allowed to return by the health authority.
10. Any student who is enrolled in a program of distance education and who does not attend a class on campus is exempt from the requirements of this section.
11. As used in this section:
(a) "Postsecondary educational institution" has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 394.099.
(b) "University" means any university within the Nevada System of Higher Education or any private postsecondary educational institution.

Nev. Admin. Code § 441A.755

Added to NAC by Bd. of Health, eff. 1-24-92; A 10-22-93; R079-06, 7-14-2006; R099-07, 10-31-2007; A by R052-16A, eff. 11-2-2016; A by R046-20A, eff. 12-18-2020
NRS 439.200 and 441A.120