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

8VAC20-690-50. Training required for personnel and volunteers.

A. School boards implementing a scoliosis program of regular screening shall provide training for school personnel and volunteers who may conduct the screening. School boards may seek volunteers from among professional health care providers to provide training, to perform screenings, or both. School boards using volunteers shall comply with all requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 USC § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Act (20 USC § 1232h; 34 CFR Part 98) in maintaining the confidentiality of student records.

B. Training of school personnel and volunteers shall be conducted by qualified licensed medical practitioners. Practitioners may use various training methods including, but not limited to, in-person training, video instruction, or review of a training manual.

C. Practitioners shall provide training in medically accepted scoliosis screening procedures including the use of the forward bend test, or use of a scoliometer, or both, to school personnel and volunteers.

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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