Nevada - Preventive health screenings in HS—BMI: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses body mass index screening or requires height AND weight measurement.

Nevada Revised Statutes 392.420 Physical examinations of pupils

  1. In addition to the requirements of subsection 1, the board of trustees of each school district in a county whose population is 100,000 or more shall direct school nurses, qualified health personnel employed pursuant to subsection 6, teachers who teach physical education or health or other licensed educational personnel who have completed training in measuring the height and weight of a pupil provided by the school district, to measure the height and weight of a representative sample of pupils who are enrolled in grades 4, 7 and 10 in the schools within the school district. The Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the board of trustees of each school district and each local health district, as applicable, shall determine the number of pupils necessary to include in the representative sample.
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