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Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that attacks the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body. An individual with active tuberculosis can spread the disease by coughing, sneezing, speaking, laughing and singing; distributing the bacteria in the air to be inhaled by individuals in close proximity.
A helpful guide to completing the Tuberculosis (TB) form correctly
The State of Kansas requires all Highland Community College students that will be enrolled and entering classrooms to complete a tuberculin screening questionnaire.
Forms MUST be completed before classes begin. All students have “Tuberculosis stops” on their HCC accounts. Stops are not removed from the student’s account until TB documentation is submitted.
Students will NOT be allowed to enter classrooms if the Tuberculosis form has not been completed and submitted.
If the answer is "YES" to any of the TB form questions, a TB test is required by a health care provider.
This assessment may be obtained at the local clinic:
HCH Highland Clinic
415 West Main Street
Highland, KS 660635
or any Health Department or physician/health clinic in your area.
IF a TB test is required, results MUST be submitted to the HCC Admissions office (contact info below) before classes begin. The student cannot attend class until TB documentation is provided.
606 W. Main St.
Highland, KS 66035
TB tests can take up to 3 days to complete. An initial appointment is made and then and follow-up appointment is made where the result is read (within 72 hours of initial appointment).
List of exempt - low incidence - TB Countries
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland
United Virgin Islands
United States of America
Wallis & Futuna Islands