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          67:14:32:09.  Physical health standards required of applicant and applicant's family. A physical examination is required for each applicant. A physical examination completed within the 12 months preceding the application is acceptable. The applicant may obtain the physical examination forms from the department. The forms must be completed by the attending physician, physician's assistant, or certified nurse practitioner and returned to the department.


          The applicant shall also present evidence to the department that each household member under the age of 18 meets the immunization requirements of the Department of Health. The minimum immunization requirements for a child age four months through six years include: diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP); poliovirus; measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); and varicella. The minimum immunization requirements for a child age 7 through 18 include: tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal ACYW (MCV4).


          Additional recommended immunizations include: Rotavirus; Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib); Hepatitis A (Hep A); Hepatitis B (Hep B); Pneumococcal, and Influenza.


          If questions arise during the adoptive study concerning the applicant's medical condition or the medical condition of another household member, additional medical evaluations may be required.


          Source: 2 SDR 62, effective April 5, 1976; 7 SDR 23, effective September 18, 1980; 7 SDR 66, 7 SDR 89, effective July 1, 1981; 17 SDR 157, effective April 23, 1991; 35 SDR 187, effective February 11, 2009; 44 SDR 94, effective December 4, 2017.

          General Authority: SDCL 26-4-9.1(1)(2)(4).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 26-4-9.1(1)(2)(4).


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