Outline of the state of Florida

Preventive Health Screenings in HS—BMI

Preventive Health Screenings in HS—BMI

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

Florida Administrative Code 64F-6.001 Definitions.

When used in Chapter 64F-6, the following definitions will apply: (4) “Growth and development screening” means the periodic measurement of a student's height and weight to identify abnormal growth and development

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Florida School Health Administrative Guidelines

The administrative guidelines provide guidance for hearing, vision, BMI, and scoliosis screening and referral procedures in schools.

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Florida Statutes 381.0056 School health services program.

(3) The Department of Health shall have the responsibility, in cooperation with the Department of Education, to supervise the administration of the school health services program and perform periodic program reviews. However, the principal of each school shall have immediate supervisory authority over the health personnel working in the school. (4) (a) Each county health department shall develop, jointly with the district school board and the local school health advisory committee, a school health services plan. The plan must include, at a minimum, provisions for all of the following:

  1. Health appraisal;
  2. Records review;
  3. Nurse assessment;
  4. Nutrition assessment;
  5. Growth and development screening
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