State of Hawai'i Health Clearance Requirements

State of Hawai‘i law mandates that certain health requirements be cleared before students can enter into postsecondary institutions (Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, Title 11, Department of Health, Chapter 157 Examination and Immunization) which may be found here. The following information is provided to assist students with fulfilling these requirements prior to beginning classes at HPU.

Please complete the Health Clearance Form, then submit to the Admissons Office.

Please note these forms are required of all HPU students (including faculty and staff who are students), and are separate from the additional records required for students in the Nursing Program.

 

MMR

U.S AND STUDENTS COMING FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES: Two doses of measles vaccine are required, with at least one of the two being a MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccine. First dose must have been given on or after 12 months of age, and the second must have been given at least 4 weeks after the first dose. Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunizations may be waived if:

1) Student was born before 1957 (provide proof of birth date),

or

2) Provides laboratory evidence of immunity (positive antibodies) to MMR

 

TB

U.S. STUDENTS: Complete the TB Risk Assessment Form and have your U.S.-Licensed Healthcare Professional (M.D., D.O., N.P., P.A., OR CLINIC STAMP) sign your completed form. A TB clearance must be obtained within twelve months prior to your start date, or obtained on or after the age sixteen. If your TB Risk Assessment is positive, a TB skin test, TB Blood Test (Quantiferon Gold In-Tube or T-Spot) is required. If tests are positive, Chest X-ray WITH LABORATORY REPORT is also required.

STUDENTS COMING FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES: The TB Risk Assessment Form must be completed and signed by a U.S.-Licensed Healthcare Professional (M.D., D.O., N.P., P.A., OR CLINIC STAMP). The U.S.-Licensed Healthcare Professional must document the state he/she is licensed in and license number. If your TB Risk Assessment is positive, a TB skin test, TB Blood Test (Quantiferon Gold In-Tube or T-Spot) is required. Although the blood tests outside of the U.S. are accepted, foreign TB skin tests are not. A Chest X-ray WITH LABORATORY REPORT is also required if tests are positive. 

NOTE: TB Clearance is not required if planned course is less than 120 days, OR if the student is never physically on campus for instruction or training.

A TB clearance may be obtained from any of the following: