Kuznetsov urged not to exclude from school children without testing for tuberculosis

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Representatives of the Ombudsman under the RF President on the rights of the child Anna Kuznetsova and the General Prosecutor’s office consider unacceptable exclusion from education of children due to the lack of diagnosis of tuberculosis, reported on the website of the Ombudsman.

«Representatives of the Prosecutor General and the Commissioner for the rights of the child noted that the restriction of the right of children to receive preschool or General education because of the lack of tuberculostatic not valid, it contradicts the current legislation», — stated in the message, made after the workshop on this issue.

According to experts, there is a legal conflict: on the one hand the state should provide constitutional right of every child to education, and other supportive and safe environment.

«In this regard, the meeting participants, including representatives of the Ministry of education and science recognized the need to improve legislation in order to balance the interests, rights and obligations of all participants of educational process, in particular to consider the possibility of receiving alternative forms of education for preschoolers», — added in the release.

However, given the contradictory jurisprudence on the question of the legality of the removal of the minor from the educational process, the meeting recommended to apply on behalf of the children’s Ombudsman to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation with a request to conduct a synthesis. The meeting also discussed issues of accessibility in Russian regions approved clinical guidelines, alternative methods for diagnosis of tuberculosis.

«Due to the fact that currently only 50 of Russia’s regions there is a possibility, the MoH decided to monitor the availability and coverage of alternative diagnostic methods, and to apply to the regions with recommendations», — added in the release.

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