Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0240-02-09-.01 - IMMUNIZATION RULES

Current through March 20, 2022

(1) Each college shall ask all applicants for admission to provide health information that establishes the applicant's compliance with the recommended immunization schedule for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella for adults, issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
(a) Proof of prior or current military service shall be considered proof of the recommended immunizations.
(b) Students with proof of graduation from a Tennessee high school after 2014 shall not be required to submit evidence of the recommended immunizations, except as specified below.
(c) Students enrolling in a course of study that is exclusively online and does not involve any experiential component shall not be asked to provide immunization information.
(2) Except as otherwise required for specific programs of study, failure to provide documentation of recommended immunization shall not be a bar to admission, however, should the college experience an outbreak of a communicable disease, all students without documented immunization for the disease shall be presumed to be un-immunized and subject to immunization, quarantine or isolation recommendations for the purposes of public health disease control.
(3) Notwithstanding the forgoing, any applicant to a program that involves interaction with children, such as a teacher education or early childhood education training program, must present proof of compliance with the recommended 2-dose immunization schedule for mumps, rubella, and varicella for adults, issued by the CDC-ACIP.
(4) Notwithstanding the foregoing, any applicant enrolling in a school of nursing, laboratory technology, or any other allied health profession must present proof of compliance with the immunization schedule for healthcare personnel issued by the CDC-ACIP.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0240-02-09-.01
Emergency rules filed January 29, 2018; effective through July 28, 2018. Original rules filed January 29, 2018; effective 4/29/2018.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 49-7-124 and 49-7-125.

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