|Revised||November 10, 2003|
- Blue Ridge Community College will assume responsibility for conducting an ongoing educational campaign designed to provide basic information about AIDS (also known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and other communicable diseases.
- Persons infected with the AIDS virus or other communicable diseases will not be excluded from enrollment or restricted in their access to College facilities or services, unless medically-based judgments in individual cases establish that exclusion or restriction is necessary to the welfare of the individual or to the welfare of other persons within the College.
- Persons who know that they are infected by the AIDS virus or other communicable diseases are urged to share that information confidentially with the Human Resources Director in order that the College can respond appropriately to the health and educational needs of the individual.
- Persons who have knowledge of or a reasonable basis for believing that they are infected with the AIDS virus or other communicable diseases are expected to seek expert advice about their health situation and are obligated, both ethically and legally, to conduct themselves responsibly with consideration for the protection of other members of the community.
- The College will widely publicize and carefully observe the safety guidelines for the handling of blood and other body fluids and secretions established by the federal or state Departments of Labor, the United States Public Health Service, and other federal or state agencies issuing regulations applicable to Blue Ridge Community College in all health care facilities maintained on campus, and, where applicable, in other institutional contexts in which such fluids or secretions may be encountered.
- The College will cooperate with the Henderson County or Transylvania County Health Department in all endeavors concerning AIDS or other communicable disease education and information.
- The Vice President for General Administration will be responsible for implementation of these procedures.