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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Chapter 232
Compulsory School Attendance; Child Welfare
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Section 232.0315, Florida Statutes 2001

232.0315  School-entry health examinations.--

(1)  The school board of each district and the governing authority of each nonpublic school shall require that each child who is entitled to admittance to prekindergarten or kindergarten, or is entitled to any other initial entrance into a public or nonpublic school in this state, present a certification of a school-entry health examination performed within 1 year prior to enrollment in school. The school board of each district, and the governing authority of each nonpublic school, may establish a policy which permits a student up to 30 school days to present a certification of a school-entry health examination. A homeless child, as defined in s. 228.041, shall be given a temporary exemption for 30 school days. Any school board which establishes such a policy shall include provisions in its local school health services plan to assist students in obtaining the health examinations. However, any child shall be exempt from the requirement of a health examination upon written request of the parent or guardian of such child stating objections to such examination on religious grounds.

(2)  The Department of Education, subject to the concurrence of the Department of Health, shall adopt rules to govern medical examinations performed under this section.

History.--s. 1, ch. 80-197; s. 2, ch. 81-18; s. 22, ch. 84-317; s. 30, ch. 91-105; s. 34, ch. 99-8; s. 3, ch. 2001-98.

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