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Health Services

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Medical Requirements HIPAA
Health Checks Important Forms
Student Accident Insurance Emergency Contact Procedures
Physical Deadlines 2013-2104 School Year  

Medical Requirements

It is recommended that all students receive an annual medical examination, especially in cases where a youngster is experiencing education problems. A thorough medical evaluation is always a useful place to begin when attempting to uncover the cause of education difficulties. New York State law requires a medical exam while in grades K, 2, 4, 7, and 10. If it is necessary for a child to take internal medicine during school hours, this medication may be administered if the parent submits a written request to school authorities, accompanied by a written order from the family physician indicating frequency and dosage. Medicine must be in a professionally-labeled container and transported to school by parent or guardian. Students entering sixth grade must have the Tdap Vaccine.

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Health Checks

Besides first aid and physical inspection, the Health Office maintains a record of your child's height and weight. Eyesight, hearing, and scoliosis screenings are done according to New York State guidelines. Education Law, Article 19, section 905 and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, sections 136.1 and 136.3 require schools to provide scoliosis screenings at least once each school year for students between 8-16 years of age. The law further provides for certain exemptions from those requirements. The regulations define what is meant by scoliosis screening and require that such screening be provided by persons with appropriate training. Both the law and regulations permit parents with religious exemption from the screening. All students participating in Jr. / Sr. High School athletics are required to have a physical.

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Student Accident Insurance

The Board of Education provides Student Accident Insurance for all students K-12. The coverage provides for reimbursement of medical expenses on an EXCESS basis if your child should be injured under the following circumstances:

  • While attending regular classes or school-sponsored activities
  • While traveling between home and school for these activities.

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) protects the use and disclosure of an individual's protected health information. Protected health information is defined under the HIPAA Privacy Rule as individually identifiable health information that relates to the past, present or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual that either identifies or potentially identifies an individual. Education records as defined under FERPA are exluded from the Privacy Rule.

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Please click on the links below to download a form:

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Emergency Contact Procedures

Procedures followed in the event of pupil injuries during school hours are vitally important. In the event of an accident, first aid is administered immediately and every effort is made to contact the family. If family contact cannot be made, a friend or neighbor may be contacted or the school physician is called. If (s)he is not available, a call is made to the family doctor. If no physician is available, the Police Department is called. Please be sure the Health Office has emergency phone numbers for your child.

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Monday, March 19, 2018