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House Bill No. 5146

Public Act No. 14-15

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL HEALTH ASSESSMENT FORMS BY YOUTH CAMPS AND DAY CARE CENTERS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2014) On and after July 1, 2014, any (1) youth camp, licensed in accordance with section 19a-422 of the general statutes, (2) child day care center or group day care home, licensed in accordance with section 19a-80 of the general statutes, or (3) family day care home, licensed in accordance with section 19a-87b of the general statutes, may permit a child's physical examination that is required for school purposes, and the child's health assessment form described in section 10-206 of the general statutes or the state Department of Education's early childhood health assessment record form, to be used to satisfy any physical examination or health status certification required by such youth camp, child day care center, group day care home or family day care home, provided any requirement established by the Commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood concerning the time for completion of such physical examination is satisfied.

Sec. 2. Subsection (b) of section 19a-428 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(b) The Commissioner of [Public Health] the Office of Early Childhood shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, allowing physical examinations or health status certifications required by youth camps prior to the date of arrival at youth camps to be made by a physician, an advanced practice registered nurse or registered nurse licensed pursuant to chapter 378 or a physician assistant licensed pursuant to chapter 370. Such regulations shall permit a child's physical examination and health assessment form, as described in section 10-206, that is required for school purposes to also be used to satisfy any such required youth camp examination or certification, subject to such conditions regarding the timeliness of such examination as the commissioner deems appropriate.

Approved May 12, 2014