523.1 Staff Physicals
New employees of the Plymouth Joint School District shall be required to have a health examination including a tuberculin test and drug screening. For applicants who indicated a positive tuberculin test prior to employment a chest x-ray shall be required. Thereafter, each employee should have a follow-up examination according to the employee manual.
Such physical examinations, chest x-rays and tuberculin tests are not required of an employee who files an affidavit setting forth that he/she depends exclusively upon prayer or spiritual means of healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, and that he/she is to the best of his/her knowledge in good health and that he/she claims exemption from the health examination on these grounds. Notwithstanding the filing of such an affidavit, if there is reasonable cause to believe an employee is suffering from an illness, which may be detrimental to pupils the Board may require a health examination.
An employee shall select any examining physician in the provider network. If an employee selects a physician outside of the Plymouth Joint School District’s provider network, the employee shall be responsible for any charges or fees above the current amount paid to physicians within the provider network.
The employee shall use the approved forms furnished by the business office. The employee shall present the forms to the examining physician. The Board of Education shall appoint a medical advisor to interpret examination findings as needed.
Legal Ref: Sections 118.25(2)(c) WI Statutes