District of Columbia - Preventive health screenings in HS: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

Code of the District of Columbia § 38–602. Examination requirements; certificates of health, testing for lead poisoning and dental health.

(a) Except as provided in § 38-603, each student attending prekindergarten through grade 12 in a public, public charter, private, or independent school in the District of Columbia shall furnish the school annually with a certificate of health completed and signed by a physician or advanced practice nurse who has examined the student during the 12-month period immediately preceding the 1st day of the school year or the date of the student’s enrollment in the school, whichever occurs later. The examination shall cover all items required by the certificate of health form for the student’s particular age group.

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