New York - 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.

Public Health Consolidated Laws Section 2599-B

  1. The childhood obesity prevention program shall include, but not be limited to:
    • (g) developing screening programs in coordination with health care providers and institutions including but not limited to day care centers and schools for overweight and obesity for children aged two through eighteen years, using body mass index (BMI) appropriate for age and gender, and notification, in a manner protecting the confidentiality of such children and their families, of parents of BMI status, and explanation of the consequences of such status, including recommended actions parents may need to take and information about resources and referrals available to families to enhance nutrition and physical activity to reduce and prevent obesity.
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