Rhode Island - Preventive health screenings in HS: Standards

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statute; regulation

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

State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-21-9. Health examinations and dental screenings – Reports – Records.

(e) Dental screenings for children in kindergarten, third, and ninth grade shall only be performed by a licensed dentist.

Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs

Section 9.0 Health Examinations

  • 9.1.2 Effective 1 August 2015, a third general health examination and health clearance will be required upon entry to the twelfth (12th) grade. This general health examination shall be performed after the student turns sixteen (16) years of age, and no later than six (6) months after the student enters the twelfth (12th) grade.

[Inactive as of July 2018.]
Source: Rhode Island Secretary of State

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