Students, and Volunteers: All of the above will receive a physical examination
during the hiring/selection process (consistent with the hiring procedure for
employees and as applicable for contractees, students
and volunteers), prior to the first day of orientation. All initial physical
assessments must include a skin tuberculin test and the results must be
provided to Community Care.
1. Contracted Foster Parents and Respite Parents: All
foster parents and respite parents receive a physical examination when they
initially apply for a license through The Department of Human Services. Foster
Parents and respite providers seeking a contract with Community Care will be
required to have a skin tuberculin test during this initial physical assessment
and provide the documentation of the assessment to the Community Care Human
Resources Department. Upon re-licensing, the foster parents and respite
providers are required to receive another physical examination also to include
a skin tuberculin test. Re-licensing occurs a minimum
of every two years. Other adults who care for the clients placed in the home,
who are believed to have a medical concern that may impact the care they
provide to the clients, must also receive a physical examination.
2. Employees working in residential programs involved
in food preparation: Employees involved in food preparation must receive a
physical examination not less than annually. Employees who are deemed not to be
in sufficient health to prepare food for clients will be assigned other duties
(as available) consistent with their job descriptions and will return to food
preparation once Community Care's Human Resources Department is notified by
CARE's occupational health provider that the employee is cleared for all duties.
Additionally, any employees with duties of food preparation, or related to food
preparation, will be reassigned to duties (as available) within the residential
facility if they are recognized to have an acute illness or an untreated open
3. Additional in-service physical assessment
requirements: The Infectious and Contagious Disease Control Procedures is the
reference for information regarding incidents of exposure. Additional physical
assessments may be required when there is an incident of suspected exposure.