HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1131

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO SCHOOL ENTRANCE.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 302A-1159, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"302A-1159 Physical and dental examination required. No child shall be admitted to any elementary, middle or intermediate, or high school for the first time in the State unless the child presents to the appropriate school official a report from a licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse of the results of a physical examination, and a report from a licensed dentist of a dental examination, performed within a year of the date of entry into school. A child may enter school provisionally upon submitting written documentation from a licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse, licensed dentist, or other authorized representative of the department of health stating that the child is in the process of undergoing a physical or dental examination. Further documentation showing that the required physical [examination has] and dental examinations have been completed shall be submitted to the appropriate school official no later than three months after the child first entered the school."

SECTION 2. Section 302A-1160, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"302A-1160 Student's health record. The department of education shall provide student health record forms for immunization and physical [examination] and dental examinations to the schools, private physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, private dentists, and authorized personnel of the department of health."

SECTION 3. Section 302A-1161, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"302A-1161 Notification for noncompliance. If a child does not complete the immunizations required under section 302A-1154 or the physical [examination] or dental examinations required under section 302A-1159 within the [period] periods provided by [section] sections 302A-1155 and 302A-1159 after provisional entry into school, the administrator of the school shall cause a notice to be sent to the parent or guardian of the child stating that if the required immunizations or physical or dental examination is not completed within [thirty] ninety days of the date of the notice, the child shall not be admitted to school."

SECTION 4. Section 302A-1162, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) The department of health shall adopt rules under chapter 91 relating to immunization, physical [examination,] and dental examinations, and tuberculin testing under sections 302A-1154 to 302A-1163. Immunizations required, and the manner and frequency of their administration, shall conform with recognized standard medical practices. The list of diseases and minimum requirements for protection under sections 302A-1154 to 302A-1163 may be revised whenever the department of health deems it necessary for the protection of public health."

SECTION 5. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050, and shall apply beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.



 

Report Title:

School Entrance; Dental Examination

 

Description:

Requires a child to have a dental examination prior to entering any elementary, middle or intermediate, or high school for the first time in the State, beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1131 HD2)

 

 

 

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