§ 23.2. Medical examinations.

 (a)  Medical examinations as required by §  23.1 (relating to required health services) shall be provided on original entry into school, in grade six and in grade 11.

 (b)  For purposes of this section, on original entry into school means entrance into kindergarten if it is part of the school system or into the first grade if the school system does not have a kindergarten. In instances where there are kindergartens in some schools of a district and not in others, the board or joint board may decide whether medical and dental examinations shall begin in grade one or in the kindergarten.

 (c)  Children transferred from other school systems shall be examined as soon as possible after the transfer regardless of their age or grade if an adequate health record is not made available by the original school.

 (d)  Medical examinations shall be conducted carefully and in sufficient detail to command medical respect and to provide an educational experience for the child and his parents. Examinations shall be scheduled so that an average of no more than four children will be examined in an hour. Results of vision and hearing screening tests shall be available to the physician at the time of the examination.

 (e)  The school medical examination may be conducted by the family physician and reported to the school on forms supplied by the school. Administrators are urged to have as many children examined privately as possible to provide for continuity in the medical care of the child. Payment for these examinations shall be the responsibility of the parent; however, children examined privately shall be counted as part of the enrollment for reimbursement purposes as provided in §  23.23 (relating to maximum reimbursement for medical services).

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  51.14 (relating to medical examinations); 28 Pa. Code §  23.21 (relating to general); 55 Pa. Code §  3270.131 (relating to health information); 55 Pa. Code §  3280.131 (relating to health information); 55 Pa. Code §  3290.131 (relating to health information); and 55 Pa. Code §  3800.312 (relating to additional requirements).



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