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Escondido Union ESD |  BP  5141.3  Students

Health Examinations   

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The Board of Education recognizes that periodic health examinations of students may lead to the detection and treatment of conditions that impact learning. Health examinations also may help in determining whether special adaptations of the school program are necessary.

To determine the health status of students, facilitate the removal of handicaps to learning, and determine whether special adaptations of the school program may be necessary, the board shall require that periodic examinations be conducted for vision, and hearing in accordance with law, board policy, and administrative regulations.

(cf. 5141.26 - Tuberculosis Testing)

(cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations)

(cf. 5141.32 - Health Screening for School Entry)

(cf. 5141.6 - Student Health and Social Services)

The superintendent or designee shall ensure that staff employed to examine students exercise proper care of each student and that examination results are kept confidential. Records related to these examinations shall be available only in accordance with law.

(cf. 5125 - Student Records; Confidentiality)

A parent/guardian may annually file a statement with the principal withholding consent to any physical examination of his/her child. The statement may specify that examination is contrary to their religious beliefs. The child shall be exempt, but shall be subject to exclusion due to a suspected contagious or infectious disease. (Education Code 49451 and 49455)

(cf. 5112.2 - Exclusions from Attendance)

(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

Reports to the board regarding the number of students found to have physical problems and the effort made to correct them shall in no way reveal the identity of students.

The superintendent or designee shall develop the necessary regulations to implement this policy.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

44871-44879 Employment qualifications

48980 Parental notifications

49400-49414.5 Student health, general powers of school boards

49422 Supervision of health and physical development

49450-49458 Physical examinations (of students)

49460-49466 Development of standardized health assessments

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

120325-120380 Immunization against communicable diseases

121475-121520 Tuberculosis tests for students

124025-124110 Child Health and Disability Prevention Program

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

590-596 Vision screening

3027 Hearing and vision screening for special education

3028 Audiological screening

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

1232h Protection of student rights

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Expanding Access to School Health Services: Policy Considerations for Governing Boards, November 2008

Promoting Oral Health for California's Students: New Roles, New Opportunities for Schools, November 2008

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Standards for Scoliosis Screening in California Public Schools, 2007

A Guide for Vision Testing in California Public Schools, 2005

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Joint Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records, November 2008

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education, Health Services/School Nursing: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn

California Department of Education, Type 2 Diabetes Information: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/type2diabetes.asp

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

revised: October 23, 2003 Escondido, California

revised: May 10, 2012