Iowa - Preventive health screenings in ES: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

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

Iowa Code 4-2-135.39D Vision screening.

  1. The parent or guardian of a child to be enrolled in a public or accredited nonpublic elementary school shall ensure that the child is screened for vision impairment at least once before enrollment in kindergarten and again before enrollment in grade three. The parent or guardian of the child shall ensure that evidence of the vision screening is provided to the school district or accredited nonpublic school in which the child is enrolled. Evidence of the vision screening may be provided either directly from the parent or guardian or from a vision screening provider referred to in subsection 2, and may be provided in either written or electronic form.

Iowa Administratve Code. 641-52.3 Persons included and persons excluded.

52.3(1) The parent or guardian of a child who is to be enrolled in a public or accredited nonpublic elementary school shall ensure the child is screened for vision impairment at least once before enrollment in kindergarten and again before enrollment in grade three. The child vision screening requirements specified in this chapter apply to all persons seeking first-time enrollment in kindergarten or third grade in a public or accredited nonpublic elementary school in Iowa.


2018 Iowa Code 4-2-135.17 Dental Screening

  1. a. Except as provided in paragraphs “c” and “d”, the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in elementary school shall provide evidence to the school district or accredited nonpublic elementary school in which the child is enrolled of the child having, no earlier than three years of age but no later than four months after enrollment, at a minimum, a dental screening performed by a licensed physician, a licensed nurse, a licensed physician assistant, or a licensed dental hygienist or dentist. Except as provided in paragraphs “c” and “d”, the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in high school shall provide evidence to the school district or accredited nonpublic high school in which the child is enrolled of the child having, at a minimum, a dental screening performed no earlier than one year prior to enrollment and not later than four months after enrollment by a licensed dental hygienist or dentist. A school district or accredited nonpublic school shall provide access to a process to complete the screenings described in this paragraph as appropriate.

Iowa Administrative Code. 641-51.3 Persons included.
The dental screening requirements specified in this chapter apply to all persons seeking first-time enrollment in kindergarten or ninth grade in a public or accredited nonpublic elementary school or high school in Iowa.

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