State law recommends preventive screenings.
General Health Appraisal Hearing Screening
This document outlines regulations and guidance for hearing screenings. Hearing screenings should be offered in 7th and 11th grade.
Oregon Revised Statutes 431A.725 Qualifying schools; certification; rules
Using evidence-based data and best practices, the Oregon Health Authority shall promote oral health throughout this state by ensuring the availability of dental sealant programs to students attending school in this state. To fulfill its duties under this section, the authority shall:
- (1) Screen, and ensure the provision of dental sealants to, appropriate student populations who attend an elementary school or a middle school in which at least 40 percent of all students attending the school are eligible to receive assistance under the United States Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program.