167.0 VI-11.00 - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SYSTEM POLICY ON AIDS
 
  (Approved by the Board of Regents, June 21, 1990)
 
 
        A.  The University of Maryland System Board of Regents recognizes that
  in many cases it will not be necessary or appropriate to deny any individual
  access to academic, social or employment opportunities because they have AIDS
  or are infected with HIV.  The Board of Regents also recognizes that in some
  cases it will be necessary and prudent to limit or deny such opportunities to
  protect the health of the HIV-infected individual or to avoid inappropriate
  risk of transmission of the HIV virus in the course of study or employment.
 
        B.  In all matters relating to persons who have AIDS or who are infected
  with HIV, the University of Maryland System will observe requirements of
  applicable federal and state laws.
 
        C.  Faculty members, employees or students with any form of HIV
  infection will be permitted to continue their activities at an institution or
  unit without change to the extent (1) permitted by their health status,
  including their risk of contraction of infectious diseases from others; and
 
  (2) consistent with the University's interest in preventing infection of
  others.
 
        D.  Although current knowledge indicates that there is no health risk
  from  living quarter contact with persons with AIDS or HIV infection, requests
  to change living arrangements (a) to minimize contact with persons with AIDS
  or (b) to minimize contact of the HIV-infected with other persons having
  infectious diseases will be considered.
 
        E.  Confidentiality will be observed by each institution or unit as to
  information about individuals who know or suspect that they have AIDS or HIV
  infection unless an exception is granted by the affected person, a report of
  infection is required by law, or a report of possible infection of others is
  required by law or infection control policy.  However, such information will
  be shared among institution officials and the University's legal counsel on a
  need-to-know basis.
 
        F.  A program of education about AIDS and HIV prevention and
  transmission will be provided to students and employees by the institution or
  unit.
 
        G.  Each president or unit head may adopt infection control policies for
  his institution or unit dealing with the activities of HIV-infected faculty
  members, employees or students.  Such policies are encouraged for institutions
  having faculty, students and employees involved in health care.  For cases not
  falling under an infection control policy, each president or unit head shall
  appoint a committee to examine the matter, evaluate the risks presented to the
  faculty member, employee or student and to others, and recommend any
  reasonable measures to reduce or avoid risk of transmission of the HIV virus
  or unreasonable exposure of the HIV-infected individual to other contagious
  illnesses.
 
        H.  Each institution shall develop a policy, to include a procedure to
  deal with exposure to blood-borne pathogens, for the education and protection
  of employees at risk to infection from blood-borne diseases.  All employees
  and students who handle human blood or other tissues will be provided personal
  protective equipment necessary to perform their jobs with minimum risk of
  infection.
 
        I.  Each institution and unit of the University of Maryland System shall
  designate an individual or office which will have responsibility for
  maintaining a current roster of agencies and organizations to which persons
  seeking further information about AIDS, including persons concerned that they
  may have AIDS or are infected with HIV, may be referred for counseling and
  other related services.
 
 
  Replacement for:  BOR III-22.00