New York - 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).

Education Consolidated Laws Section 905

The director of school health services of each school district in this state that is required to provide school health services, or the health department or agency otherwise responsible to provide such services, shall conduct screening examinations of vision, hearing, and scoliosis of all students at such times and as defined in the regulations of the commissioner, and at any time deemed necessary.


8 CRR-NY 117.3

(c) Diagnostic screening for new entrants shall include, but not be limited to:

  • (1) a health examination by a health care provider, or evidence of such in the form of a health certificate, in accordance with sections 903, 904 and 905 of the Education Law;
  • (2) certificates of immunization or referral for immunization in accordance with section 2164 of the Public Health Law;
  • (3) vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings as required by section 136.3 of this Title;
  • (4) a determination of development in oral expression, listening comprehension, written expression, basic reading skills and reading fluency and comprehension, mathematical calculation and problem solving, motor development, articulation skills, and cognitive development using recognized and validated screening tools: and
  • (5) a determination whether the student is of foreign birth or ancestry and comes from a home where a language other than English is spoken as determined by the results of a home language questionnaire and an informal interview in English and the native language.
    Source: New York Codes, Rules and Regulations

8 CRR-NY 136.3

(1) Except in the City school district of the city of New York, it shall be the duty of the trustees and boards of education to require each student enrolled in the public school to have a satisfactory health examination conducted by a duly licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner, upon the student's entrance in such school at any grade level and for each student entering pre-kindergarten or kindergarten and in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th grades.
Source: New York Codes, Rules and Regulations


8 CRR-NY 136.3

(1) Health certificates. It shall be the duty of the trustees and boards of education to require that each student, within 30 days after his or her entrance into school and within 30 days after his or her entry into pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grades, submit to the principal or the principal's designee a health certificate that meets the requirements of this paragraph, provided that no health certificate shall be required of a student for which an accommodation for religious beliefs is made pursuant to subdivision (f) of this section.
Source: New York Codes, Rules and Regulations


Education Consolidated Laws Section 3208

b. Such screening shall include, but not be limited to:

  • (1) A physical examination pursuant to the provisions of sections nine hundred one, nine hundred three and nine hundred four of this chapter, including proof of immunization as required by section twenty-one hundred sixty-four of the public health law.
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