Code No.: 403.1
EMPLOYEE PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
Good health is important to job performance. Employees will present evidence of good health, in the
form of a physical examination report, prior to their employment with the school district.
School bus drivers will present evidence of good health every other year in the form of a physical
examination report unless otherwise required by law or medical opinion. Employees whose physical or
mental health, in the judgment of the administration, may be in doubt will submit to additional
examinations, when requested to do so, at the expense of the school district.
All school district employees, on initial hire, must present a form which states that employees are
physically able to perform the employee’s duties. The cost of the initial examination will be paid by the
employee. The form indicating the employee is able to perform the duties for which the employee was
hired must be returned prior to payment of salary. The cost of bus driver renewal physicals will be paid
by the school district up to a maximum of what the local health clinic charges for that physical. The
school district will provide the standard examination form to be completed by the personal physician of
the employee. Employees identified as having reasonably anticipated contact with blood or infectious
materials will receive the Hepatitis B vaccine or sign a written waiver stating that they will not take the
It is the responsibility of the superintendent to write an exposure control plan to eliminate or minimize
district occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The plan for designated employees will
include, but not be limited to, scope and application, definitions, exposure control, methods of
compliance, Hepatitis B vaccination and postexposure evaluation and follow-up, communication of
hazards to employees, and record keeping.
The requirements stated in the master contract between employees in that certified collective bargaining
unit and the board regarding physical examinations of such employees are followed.
Legal Reference: 29 C.F.R. Pt. 1910.1030 (2012).
Iowa Code §§ 20.9; 279.8, 321.376 (2013).
281 I.A.C. 43.15 -.20.
Code No.: 403.1