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House Bill No. 6579

Public Act No. 15-157

AN ACT CONCERNING DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2015) Each health care provider, who is authorized under state law to perform a physical examination of a child five years of age or under for purposes of completing, on behalf of such child, the state Department of Education's early childhood health assessment record form or the health assessment form described in section 10-206 of the general statutes, shall indicate on such record or form whether or not the health care provider performed a developmental screening during such physical examination. For purposes of this section, "developmental screening" means a screening using a method recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to identify concerns regarding a child's physical and mental development, including, but not limited to, the child's sensory, behavioral, motor, language, social, perceptual or emotional skills.

Approved July 2, 2015