Kentucky - Preventive health screenings in ES: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

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

Kentucky Revised Statutes 156.160 Promulgation of administrative regulations

(i) A vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist that shall be required by the Kentucky Board of Education. The administrative regulations shall require evidence that a vision examination that meets the criteria prescribed by the Kentucky Board of Education has been performed. This evidence shall be submitted to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a three (3), four (4), five (5), or six (6) year-old child is enrolled in a public school, public preschool, or Head Start program;


Kentucky Revised Statutes 156.160 Promulgation of administrative regulations

(j) 1. Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, a dental screening or examination by a dentist, dental hygienist, physician, registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant that shall be required by the Kentucky Board of Education. The administrative regulations shall require evidence that a dental screening or examination that meets the criteria prescribed by the Kentucky Board of Education has been performed. This evidence shall be submitted to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a five (5) or six (6) year-old child is enrolled in a public school.


Kentucky Administrative Regulations 702 KAR 1:160. School health services

Section 2. Preventive Student Health Care Examinations. (1)(a) A local board of education shall require a preventive health care examination for students within one (1) year prior to initial entry to school.

  • (b) A second examination shall be required within one (1) year prior to entry into the sixth grade.

  • (c) A third examination may be required by policy of the local board of education within one (1) year prior to entry into the ninth grade.


Kentucky Administrative Regulations 702 KAR 1:160. School health services

(5) A preventive student health care examination shall be reported on the Preventive Student Health Care Examination Form, KDESHS002, or an electronic medical record that includes all of the data equivalent to that on the Preventive Student Health Care Examination Form, and shall include:

  • (a) A medical history;

  • (b) An assessment of growth and development and general appearance;

  • (c) A physical assessment including hearing and vision screening


Kentucky Revised Statutes 156.160 Promulgation of administrative regulations by Kentucky Board of Education

(h) Medical inspection, physical and health education and recreation, and other regulations necessary or advisable for the protection of the physical welfare and safety of the public school children. The administrative regulations shall set requirements for student health standards to be met by all students in grades four (4), eight (8), and twelve (12) pursuant to the outcomes described in KRS 158.6451. The administrative regulations shall permit a student who received a physical examination no more than six (6) months prior to his initial admission to Head Start to substitute that physical examination for the physical examination required by the Kentucky Board of Education of all students upon initial admission to the public schools, if the physical examination given in the Head Start program meets all the requirements of the physical examinations prescribed by the Kentucky Board of Education;

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