Petaluma City Schools | BP 5141.3 Students
The Board of Education recognizes that periodic health examinations of students may lead to early detection and treatment of conditions that impact learning. Health examinations also may help in determining whether special adaptations of the school program are necessary.
The Superintendent or designee shall verify that students have complied with legal requirements for a comprehensive health screening, an oral health assessment, and immunizations at school entry. In addition, the district shall administer tests for vision, hearing, and scoliosis as required by law.
(cf. 5141.26 - Tuberculosis Testing)
(cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations)
(cf. 5141.32 - Health Screening for School Entry)
(cf. 5141.6 - School Health Services)
All students who participate as cheerleaders, or athletes in organized competitive sports shall first undergo a medical examination and submit documentation of medical clearance to the district. Upon sustaining an injury or serious illness, a student may be required to have another examination before participating further. This requirement does not apply to participants in occasional play day or field day activities.
(cf. 5143 - Insurance)
(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)
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 maintained and released only in accordance with law.
(cf. 5125 - Student Records)
48980 Parental notifications
49422 Supervision of health and physical development
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
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
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
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 PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS
adopted: January 22, 2013 Petaluma, California