School Health Screening Programs
Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949, Section 1402(a)* states "Each child of school age shall be given by methods established by the Advisory Health Board, (I) a vision test by a school nurse, medical technician or teacher, (2) a hearing test by a school nurse or medical technician, (3) a measurement of height and weight by a school nurse or teacher, (4) tests for tuberculosis under medical supervision, and (5) such other tests as the Advisory Health Board may deem advisable to protect the health of the child. Vision tests shall be given at least annually and other tests at intervals established by the Advisory Health Board."
28 PA Code, Chapter 23.7** states "Height and weight measurement shall be conducted at least once annually and preferably twice annually. Every effort shall be made to determine the pattern of growth for each child so that his weight and height can be interpreted in light of his own growth pattern rather than those of his classmates."
Girls Growth Chart Boys Growth Chart
Procedures for the Growth Screening Program for PA's School-Age Population Manual
28 PA Code, Chapter 23.5(d)** states "Each year, pupils in kindergarten, special ungraded classes and grades one, two, three, seven and 11 shall be given a hearing screening test."
Hearing Screening Procedures manual
28 PA Code, Chapter 23.10(b)** states "A scoliosis screening test shall be administered to students in grade six and grade seven and to age-appropriate students in ungraded classes."
Scoliosis Screening Procedures manual
Scoliosis: How Does It Affect You? pamphlet
28 PA Code, Chapter 23.4** states "Vision screening tests shall be conducted annually by a nurse, teacher or medical technician."
Vision Screening Procedures manual