Health Policy

Class Excuse Policy

The Perrella Health Center does not provide written excuses or notes to students for classes missed due to appointments at the Health Center or for short-term illnesses/injuries. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate directly with their professors regarding classes missed and completion of assignments.

A Perrella Health Center medical provider may, as part of their clinical management, recommend deferment of the student’s participation in certain activities and other appropriate measures for health reasons. In these circumstances a notice will be written at the discretion of the medical provider. The Perrella Health Center will, with student authorization, verify an illness or injury to a faculty member if the faculty member wishes to call. For confidentiality purposes the nature of the illness or injury will not be disclosed.


Immunization Policy

The pre-entrance Certificate of Medical Examination forms are used to document immunizations and the student’s current and past medical history. All required immunizations per New York State Public Health Law Section 2165(7) must be documented on the form for entry to a post-secondary institution.

The law states that no institution shall permit any student to attend such institution in excess of thirty days without complying. However, such thirty-day period may be extended to not more than forty-five days for a student where such student is from out-of-state or from another country and can show a good faith effort to comply with the law. Students who cannot receive their immunizations before arriving on campus can receive their immunizations at the Perrella Wellness Center for a charge.

New York State Public Health Law #2165 requires all full-time and part-time (enrolled for at least six credit hours per semester or four credit hours per quarter) students born on or after January 1, 1957 attending a college or university in New York State provide documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella before they can attend college in New York State. Persons born before January 1, 1957 will be exempt from this requirement.

Download a copy of the Immunization Policy.

As of: 12/1/10