Hawaii - Preventive health screenings in ES: Standards

Policy Type: 
regulation; statute

State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

Hawaii Administrative Rules §11-157-6.1 Health examination requirements.

(a) Each student shall present a record of his or her physical examination by a practitioner as specified in subsection (b) before the student or child first attends school. The examination shall occur within 12 months before the date of first school attendance. The record shall be transferred to subsequent schools attended by the student, and re-examination is not required.
(b) Results of the examination shall be reported to the school on a form or in a format approved by the department. The report of physical examination shall be signed by the practitioner performing the examination.
(c) The report of physical examination shall be kept with the student's health record. [Eff and comp 10/23/97; am and comp 8/27/01] (Auth: HRS §§ 302A-1162, 321-9, 321-11, 325-13, 325-32) (Imp: HRS §§ 302A-901, 302A-1154 through 302A-1163, 321-1, 321-9, 321-11, 325-13, 325-32 through 325-38)

Hawaii Revised Statutes §302A-1159 Physical examination required.

(a) No child shall attend any school for the first time in the State unless the child presents to the appropriate school official a report from a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse of the results of a physical examination performed within twelve months before the date of attendance at school. A child may attend school provisionally upon submitting written documentation from a licensed physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, or other authorized representative of the department of health stating that the child is in the process of undergoing a physical examination. Further documentation showing that the required physical examination has been completed shall be submitted to the appropriate school official no later than three months after the child first attends the school.
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