Arizona - Early Identification and Referral: Programs and Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law authorizes districts to conduct mental health screening in schools or to disseminate information on mental health resources.

Arizona Revised Statutes 15-104. Mental health screening; consent; form; exemption

A. Before it conducts a mental health screening on any pupil, defined as a survey, analysis or evaluation created by a governmental or private third party pursuant to the protection of pupil rights amendment (20 United States Code section 1232h; 34 Code of Federal Regulations part 98), a school district or charter school must have obtained the written consent of the pupil’s parent or legal guardian. The written consent must satisfy all of the following requirements:

    1. Contain language that clearly explains the nature of the screening program and when and where the screening will take place.
    1. Be signed by the pupil’s parent or legal guardian.
    1. Provide notice that a copy of the actual survey, analysis or evaluation questions to be asked of the student is available for inspection upon request by the parent or legal guardian.
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