PA 15-157—HB 6579

Public Health Committee

Education Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN

SUMMARY: This act requires a health care provider, when completing the state's (1) early childhood health assessment record form (“yellow form”) or (2) public school health assessment form (“blue form”) for a child age five or younger, to indicate on the form whether he or she performed a developmental screening during the related examination.

Under the act, a developmental screening is one that uses a method recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to identify concerns with a child's physical and mental development, including the child's sensory, behavioral, motor, language, social, perceptual, or emotional skills.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2015

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