HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
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 [
dental examinations required. No child shall [ be admitted to] attend
any 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] attend
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]
attended 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] and 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
[ examination is] and dental examinations are 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 [
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. (a) The board of education shall establish a pilot program in one complex area of the board's choosing, under which no child shall attend seventh grade 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 performed within six months of the first date of attendance.
(b) Commencing at the end of the students' sixth grade year, the pilot program shall educate parents and students on the:
(1) Physical examination requirements for seventh grade;
(2) Provider options; and
(3) Wellness visits and screenings as a health insurance covered benefit under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Community stakeholders, including providers and health insurance plans, may assist with the implementation of the sixth grade educational component of the pilot program.
(c) The board of education shall allow a child to attend school provisionally upon submitting written documentation from a licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or other authorized representative of the department of health stating that the child is in the process of undergoing a physical examination required by the pilot program. If a child is permitted to attend school provisionally, the board of education shall require that further documentation showing that the required physical examination has been completed be submitted to the appropriate school official no later than three months after the date of attendance.
(d) The pilot program shall begin with the 2015-2016 school year.
(e) The board of education shall submit a report of its findings, recommendations, and proposed legislation, if any, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2016.
SECTION 6. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $ or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 to the department of education to carry out the purposes of this Act.
The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of education for the purposes of this Act.
SECTION 7. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 8. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.
Education; Physical Examination; Dental Examination; Pilot Program; Appropriation
Adds a dental examination to existing medical requirements for initial entry into school in the State. Requires Board of Education to establish a pilot program to require a physical examination for entry into seventh grade in one complex area. Appropriation. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1776 HD2)
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