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A. An afflicted person is not required to undergo treatment under this article if that person depends exclusively on prayer or spiritual means for healing in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination and claims an exemption on that ground. The requirements of this article regarding compulsory reporting of tuberculosis disease, exclusion from employment or school, monitoring, examination, isolation and quarantine apply if there is clear and convincing evidence that the person is an afflicted person and is a substantial danger to another person or the community.
B. An afflicted person is not required to submit to any medical treatment or to go to or be confined in any hospital or other medical institution, if the afflicted person can be safely examined, monitored, isolated or quarantined in the afflicted person's home or another place that is suitable to the health of the afflicted person, provides appropriate protection to other persons and the community and is approved by either the department, the tuberculosis control officer or a local health officer.
C. This section does not exempt a person from complying with applicable laws regarding sanitation.