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The legislation and regulations referenced in this website are listed your convenience. However, legislation and regulations can be read online by following these directions.

 

Legislation (24 P.S. § 14-1401-1423):

- Go to the Pennsylvania General Assembly Session Info webpage  

- Under Find… / Law Information, select the hyperlink Unofficial Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes from West

- Select the hyperlink Title 24 P.S. Education (direct link)

- Expand the link Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949

- Expand the Article for the information you are seeking and continue to drill down

 

Regulations (28 Pa Code § 23.1 to 23.11):

- Chapter 23 School Health  

28 Pa Code § 23.1. Required health services

School districts and joint school boards shall provide the following health services for children of school age who are attending or who should attend an elementary, grade or high school, either public or private, and children who are attending a kindergarten which is an integral part of a local school district:

 

(1)  Medical examinations.

(2)  Dental examinations.

(3)  Vision screening tests.

(4)  Hearing screening tests.

(5)  Threshold screening tests.

(6)  Height and weight measurements.

(7)  Maintenance of medical and dental records.

(8)  Tuberculosis tests.

(9)  Special examinations.

 

 

[PDE note: the text of each of these requirements in 28 Pa Code Chapter 23 (23.1 – 23.11) can be found online.)

 

28 Pa Code § 23.2. Medical examinations

 

28 Pa Code § 23.3. Dental examinations

 

28 Pa Code § 23.4. Vision screening tests

 

28 Pa Code § 23.5. Hearing screening tests

 

28 Pa Code § 23.6. Threshold hearing tests

 

28 Pa Code § 23.7. Height and weight measurements

 

28 Pa Code § 23.8. Maintenance of medical and dental records

 

28 Pa Code § 23.9. Tuberculosis tests

 

28 Pa Code § 23.10. Scoliosis screening

 

28 Pa Code § 23.11. Special examinations

 

24 P.S. § 13-1303a Immunization required; penalty

 

24 P.S. § 14-1401 Definitions

 

24 P.S. § 14-1402 Health services

 

24 P.S. § 14-1403 Dental examinations and dental hygiene services

 

24 P.S. § 14-1404 Place of examination, use of hospital facilities

 

24 P.S. § 14-1405 Assistance; presence of parents

 

24 P.S. § 14-1406 Recommendations

 

24 P.S. § 14-1407 Examinations by examiners of own choice

 

24 P.S. § 14-1408 Reports

 

24 P.S. § 14-1409 Confidentiality, transference and removal of health records

 

24 P.S. § 14-1410 Employment of school health personnel

 

24 P.S. § 14-1411 Cooperation with political subdivisions

 

24 P.S. § 14-1412 Municipal civil service status protected

 

24 P.S. § 14-1413 Supplemental duties of school physicians

 

24 P.S. § 14-1414 Care and treatment of pupils

 

24 P.S. § 14-1414.1 Possession and use of asthma inhalers

 

24 P.S. § 14-1415 Public assistance for medical, dental or surgical care

 

24 P.S. § 14-1416 Precautions against spread of tuberculosis

 

24 P.S. § 14-1417 Pupils relieved from compulsory attendance

 

24 P.S. § 14-1418 Medical examinations of teachers and other persons

 

24 P.S. § 14-1419 Objections to examination or treatment on religious grounds

 

24 P.S. § 14-1420 Examinations of school buildings and grounds

 

24 P.S. § 14-1421 Powers and duties of the Secretary of Health and of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; rules and regulations

 

24 P.S. § 14-1422 Advisory health councils

 

24 P.S. § 14-1422.1 Local wellness policy

 

24 P.S. § 14-1422.2 Interagency Coordinating Council for Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Education

 

24 P.S. § 14-1422.3 Duties of Department of Education

 

24 P.S. § 14-1423 Automatic external defibrillators

 


For additional information, please contact:

Suzanne Tallman |
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.214.8212
RA-home-education@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us