PA 07-58—SB 260

Public Health Committee

Education Committee

Appropriations Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH ASSESSMENTS FOR ADOLESCENTS

SUMMARY: This act requires public school students to have health assessments in either grade nine or 10, instead of grade 10 or 11. Under existing law, unchanged by the act, students must also have health assessments in either grade six or seven.

The law requires such assessments to include (1) a physical examination and a chronic disease assessment, including asthma; (2) an updating of required immunizations; (3) vision, hearing, postural, and dental screenings; and (4) other information, including a health history, that the physician feels is necessary and appropriate. In certain situations, the assessment must also include other tests such as for tuberculosis and sickle cell anemia or Cooley's anemia.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2008

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