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Board Policy #S-5141.3

New Haven Unified School District
STUDENT POLICIES

Health Examinations

The Governing Board recognizes that periodic health examinations of students may lead to early detection and treatment of conditions that impact learning. Health examinations also may help in determining whether special adaptations of the school program are necessary.

The Superintendent or designee shall verify that students have complied with legal requirements for a comprehensive health screening, an oral health assessment, and immunizations at school entry.  In addition, the district shall administer tests for vision, hearing and scoliosis as required by law.

(cf. 5141.26 - Tuberculosis Testing)
(cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations)
(cf. 5141.32 - Health Screening for School Entry)
(cf. 5141.6 - School Health Services)

All students who participate as cheerleaders, song leaders, members of color guard, or athletes in organized competitive sports shall first undergo an examination and submit documentation of medical clearance to the district. Upon sustaining an injury or serious illness, a student may be required to have another examination before participating further. This requirement does not apply to participants in occasional play day or field day activities.

(cf. 5143 - Insurance)
(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that staff employed to examine students exercise proper care of each student and that examination results are kept confidential.  Records related to these examinations shall be maintained and released only in accordance with law.

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE
44871-44879  Employment qualifications
48980  Parental notifications
49400-49414.5  Student health, general powers of school boards
49422  Supervision of health and physical development
49450-49458  Physical examinations (of students)
49460-49466  Development of standardized health assessments
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
1685-1686 Audiometrists
120325-120380  Immunization against communicable diseases
121475-121520  Tuberculosis tests for students
124025-124110  Child Health and Disability Prevention Program
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
590-596  Vision screening
3027  Hearing and vision screening for special education
3028  Audiological screening
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 17
2950-2951 Hearing tests
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
1232h  Protection of student rights

Management Resources:
CSBA PUBLICATIONS
Expanding Access to School Health Services: Policy Considerations for Governing Boards, November 2008
Promoting Oral Health for California's Students: New Roles, New Opportunities for Schools, November 2008
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Standards for Scoliosis Screening in California Public Schools, 2007
A Guide for Vision Testing in California Public Schools, 2005
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES PUBLICATIONS
Manual for the School Audiometrist
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Joint Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records, November 2008
WEB SITES
CSBA: http://www.csba.org
California Department of Education, Health Services/School Nursing: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn
California Department of Education, Type 2 Diabetes Information: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/type2diabetes.asp
California Department of Health-Care Services: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

First Reading       
February 1, 1994
April 3, 2007
May 3, 2016

Second Reading           
March 1, 1994
May 1, 2007
May 17, 2016

Administrative Regulation for Board Policy #S-5141.3