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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 690. Regulations for Scoliosis Screening Program

8VAC20-690-40. Regular scoliosis screening.

A. School boards implementing a scoliosis program of regularly screening students in grades 5 through 10 shall provide written notice to parents a minimum of 10 business days prior to screening.

B. The written notice shall contain (i) information indicating when the screening will occur, (ii) the purpose of screening that shall include the parent educational information described in 8VAC20-690-30, (iii) a procedure for notifying parents of students who are identified as having a possible spinal curvature, and (iv) a procedure for parents to opt out of the screening.

C. School boards implementing a scoliosis program of regular screening shall screen each student in selected grades 5 through 10 a minimum of two times during the six-year period except for those students entering the school division for the first time during the 10th grade year who shall be screened once.

D. Parent educational information as required by 8VAC20-690-20 shall be provided to parents of students in selected grades 5 through 10 who are not screened.

Statutory Authority

§ 22.1-273.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 12, eff. March 29, 2005.

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