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State Status/Date Level Summary
FLP-12Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
S.B. 284 - Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
From bill summary: Authorizes a public school to purchase and maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors. Requires such a school district to adopt a protocol developed by a licensed physician for the administration of epinephrine auto-injectors for emerge...

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CASigned into law 09/2014P-12Tuberculosis Testing in Schools
A.B. 1667
From bill summary: Revises procedures related to tuberculosis testing of school employees, and staff and volunteers of a private or parochial school or nursery school. Requires a person to submit to a tuberculosis risk assessment, and, if risk factors are iden...

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CATo governor 09/2014P-12Vision Tests
A.B. 1840
From bill summary: Authorizes a child's vision to be appraised by using an eye chart or any scientifically validated photoscreening test. Requires photoscreening tests to be performed, under an agreement with, or the supervision of, an optometrist or ophthalmo...

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DESigned into law 08/2014P-12Information About Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Student Athletes
S.B. 205
Requires the state's athelet assocation to create rules and procedures about dealing with sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes. Requires the procedures to include policies about a required student heart-health questionnaire, CPR certification for some sch...

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ILSigned into law 08/2014P-12Online Concussion Certification for High School Coaches and Athletic Directors
H.B. 5431
Requires the Illinois High School Association to develop an online certification for high school coaching personnel and athletic directors in concussion awareness and reduction of repetitive sub-concussive hits and concussions. Requires that the program be off...

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ILSigned into law 08/2014Postsec.Smoke-Free Campus Act
S.B. 2202
Creates the Smoke-Free Campus Act. Sets forth the General Assembly's findings. Provides that beginning in July 2015, smoking is prohibited on each campus of a state-supported institution of higher education.

By December 31, 2014, directs each state-supported...

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CASigned into law 08/2014P-12Heavy School Backpacks
S.C.R. 86
Acknowledges the health risks that heavy backpacks pose to schoolchildren. Urges schools to adopt certain measures to be taken in that regard to avoid injury, including encouraging students to use certain types of backpacks, and encourage schools to make elect...

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ILSigned into law 08/2014P-12Physical Fitness Assessments
H.B. 5397
Defines "physical fitness assessment". Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, directs the state board to require all public schools to use a scientifically-based, health-related physical fitness assessment for grades 3-12 and periodically report fitness inf...

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ILSigned into law 07/2014P-12Possession and Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Medication
H.B. 5892
Makes various amendments to provisions regarding student possession and use of an epinephrine auto-injector or asthma medication. Extends certain powers to trained personnel in providing and administering an ephinephrine auto-injector. Prior to administering a...

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CASigned into law 07/2014P-12Concussions and Head Injuries
A.B. 2127
From bill summary: Expresses legislative findings and declarations relating to head injuries sustained by high school athletes, particularly football players. Prohibits high school and middle school football teams of school districts, charter schools, or priva...

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AKSigned into law 07/2014Postsec.Postsecondary Commission, Financial Aid, Immunizations
S.B. 195
Commission Membership -- Clarifies that the member of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (commission) representing a private higher education institution must be from a nonprofit institution and is appointed by the governor. Expands commission me...

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PASigned into law 07/2014P-12CPR Training for School Nurses
S.B. 193
Requires that a school nurse who is not certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by a Department of Health-approved certifying agency by July 1, 2014, must complete CPR training within one year. A person hired for a position as a school nurse after Jul...

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RISigned into law 07/2014P-12Training on Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
H.B. 7367
Requires all school nurses to complete a training course and an annual refresher course in concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText14/HouseText14/H7367A.pdf
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ILTo governor 06/2014P-12Health Examinations of School District Employees
H.B. 4262
Removes requirement that school boards require new employees to provide evidence that they are free of tuberculosis. Defines "employee". Replaces with provision that a new or existing employee may be subject to additional health examinations, including screeni...

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CTSigned into law 06/2014P-12Storage and Administration of Epinephrine
H.B. 5521
Requires schools to designate and train nonmedical staff to administer epipens to students having allergic reactions who were not previously known to have serious allergies. It authorizes the emergency use of epipens by nonmedical staff only if the school nurs...

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CTVetoed 06/2014P-12Minor Revisions to Education Statutes
H.B. 5566
This bill makes numerous minor changes to the education statutes including:
1. Changing the title of "special master" for a district under state supervision and control to "district improvement specialist"
2. Changing the number and schedule of required vision...

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CTSigned into law 06/2014P-12Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Education Program
S.B. 229
Requires the state board of education, beginning July 1, 2015, in consultation with (1) the Commissioner of Public Health, (2) the governing authority for intramural and interscholastic athletics, (3) an appropriate organization representing licensed athletic ...

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ILSigned into law 06/2014P-12CPR and Automated External Defibrillator Training
H.B. 3724
Requires that training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator be included as a basis for health education curricula in all secondary schools; allows parents to exempt students from s...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Prevention of Teen Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
H.B. 1068
Makes a declaration of purpose. Directs the state superintendent of education, the secretary of the department of children and family services, and the secretary of the department of health and hospitals to meet together at least twice annually to review and e...

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CTSigned into law 05/2014P-12Youth Athletics and Concussions
H.B. 5113
From bill analysis: This bill makes several changes and additions to the laws regarding concussion prevention. It narrows the scope, from concussions and head injuries to just concussions, of the (1) initial training course and subsequent information review th...

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LATo governor 05/2014P-12CPR Instruction
H.B. 542
Requires high schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator in a course such as health education, physical education, or another course required for graduation. Provides a classroom tea...

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NHSigned into law 05/2014P-12Concussion and Head Injury Information Sheet
H.B. 1113
Requires school districts to distribute a concussion and head injury information sheet to student-athletes. Inserts a definition of head injury.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB1113.pdf...

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COSigned into law 05/2014P-12Student Immunizations
H.B. 1288
Requires the state board of education to promulgate rules regarding immunization information, including exemption rates, that is available to the public through the department of public health and environment, including evidence-based research, resources and i...

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COSigned into law 05/2014P-12CPR Training for Students, Staff and Coaches
H.B. 1276
Allows school districts, charter schools, institute charter schools, and boards of cooperative services to apply for grant moneys to provide training to students and school staff in grades 9 through 12 on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automat...

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OKSigned into law 05/2014P-12Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
H.B. 1378
Amends the Dustin Rhodes and Lindsay Steed CPR Training Act. Requires that students at least once between ninth grade and graduation from high school receive instruction in cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and awareness of the purpose of an automated external de...

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MDSigned into law 05/2014P-12Middle Schools and Automated External Difibrillators
H.B. 812
Requires middle schools to meet the requirements for the current high school automated external defibrillator (AED) programs developed by each local board of education. Directs middle schools to have an AED on site and trained in the operation and use of an AE...

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TNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Physical Education
S.B. 1760
Prohibits counting walking to and from class towards the minimum of 90 minutes per week of required physical activity for public school students.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB1760.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 05/2014P-12Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness
H.B. 427
Requires the department of education to implement a program to provide sudden cardiac arrest awareness to coaches, school personnel, student athletes, and parents in collaboration with local boards of education and other organizations. Requires the program to ...

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VASigned into law 05/2014P-12Diabetic Student Rights
H.B. 134/S.B. 532
Requires local districts to permit a diabetic student to carry and use supplies to treat glucose levels and to self-check glucose levels while on school property, on a school bus and at school-sponsored activities. Requires the department to review and update ...

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HIAdopted 04/2014P-12Youth Risk Behavior Survey
S.C.R. 51-14
Requests the department of education and the state public charter school commission to administer the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to a sample of students in grades 6-12 in select schools; resolves that select private schools be given the opportunity to administ...

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NESigned into law 04/2014P-12Suicide Prevention Training and other Safety Elements
L.B. 923
Requires all public school nurses, teachers, counselors, school psychologists, school social workers and administrators to receive at least one hour of training each year, beginning with the 2014-15 school year. The required training will be included under the...

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OHSigned into law 04/2014P-12Epinephrine Autoinjectors
H.B. 296
Permits schools to procure and use epinephrine autoinjectors. Requires a district board that elects to procure epinephrine autoinjectors to require adoption of policies governing their maintenance and use. Provides immunity for school and district staff in act...

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PASigned into law 04/2014P-12Avaliability of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs)
H.B. 974
Requires the Department of Education (PDE) to establish an AED program to assist public and non-public school entities in making AEDs available in school buildings. On a biennial basis, the PDE, in consultation with the Department of General Services and the D...

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ALSigned into law 04/2014P-12Care of Students with Diabetes
S.B. 57
By the 2015-16 school year, directs the department of education to develop guidelines, in consultation with the Alabama Board of Nursing, for the training of school staff in treating students with diabetes according to a student's individual health plan. Requi...

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ALSigned into law 04/2014P-12Autoinjectable Epinephrine, Protocols and School Staff Training
H.B. 156
Directs the department of education to develop an anaphylaxis preparedness program for each local board of education to implement by 2015-2016 school year. Requires that the program incorporate specified levels of prevention initiated by licensed school nurses...

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WISigned into law 04/2014P-12School-level Prescriptions for Epinephrine
S.B. 375
Amends policy related to the use of an epinephrine auto-injector on school premises or at a school-sponsored activity. Adds provision requiring a prescription order issued to a school to specify the name and address of the school. https://docs.legis.wisconsin....

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ORSigned into law 04/2014P-12Students Admitted to Pediatric Nursing Facilities
H.B. 4009
Provides that the Department of Education is responsible for provision of educational services to students admitted to pediatric nursing facilities and for payment of costs for those services. Establishes the Pediatric Nursing Facility Account in State School ...

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TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12Limits Exposure to Toxins at School
S.B. 2246
Requires schools and LEAs to encourage various measures to limit students' exposure to harmful substances while at school.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB2246.pdf...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Delivery of Medication by School Employees
S.B. 6128
Requires school district employees who are not nurses who are asked to administer certain medications or perform certain nursing services to, at the time he or she is asked to administer the medication or perform the nursing service, file a voluntary written, ...

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MESigned into law 04/2014P-12Epipens
L.D. 1727/H.P 1235
Establishes guidelines for the stocking and administering of epinephrine autoinjectors by schools.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_126th/billtexts/HP123501.asp...

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MSSigned into law 03/2014P-12CPR/AED PE Requirement
H.B. 432
Requires that the one-half Carnegie unit requirement in physical education include an instructional component on the proper administration of CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Requires the State Department of Education to monitor complian...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12Automatic External Defibrillators in Elementary Schools
S.B. 192
From bill summary: Authorizes the director of the bureau of emergency medical services to distribute Automatic External Defibrillator Restricted Account funds to a school that offers instruction in grades K-6. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/sbillenr/SB0192.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12Carbon Monoxide Detectors
S.B. 58
From bill summary: Requires that certain buildings or structures used for K-12 educational purposes be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/sbillenr/SB0058.pdf...

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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12Auto-injectable Epinephrine in Schools
S.B. 245
Allows a health care providers to prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine to a school or school district and requires the school to store it in a safe location. Defines what school employees or district employees may fill, store, and administer auto-injectable e...

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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12
Postsec.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training and Student Athletes
H.B. 1290
Requires the department of education to disseminate guidelines, information sheets, and forms to school corporations (districts), charter schools, public schools, and accredited nonpublic schools to inform and educate coaches, student athletes, and parents and...

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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12Student Athlete Concussions and Football Coach Safety Course
S.B. 222
Mandates that high school student athletes who have been removed from play because of a suspected concussion may not return to play for at least 24 hours after the incident. Requires football coaches who are coaching players under 20 years old to complete a co...

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INSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Epinephrine at Higher Education Institutions
H.B. 1323
Allows a postsecondary educational institution to develop a policy for the emergency administration of an auto-injectable epinephrine to a student, faculty member, or staff member under certain circumstances. Defines requirements for the policy and for those e...

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ALSigned into law 03/2014P-12Information on Meningococcal Meningitis to Parents of 6-12th Graders
S.B. 75
Requires local school systems to provide information on meningococcal meningitis disease and its vaccine to parents of students in grades 6-12 whenever other information on immunizations, infectious diseases, medications, or other school health issues is provi...

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UTPassed 03/2014P-12Epilepsy Public Education, Outreach, and Awareness
H.J.R. 9
Urges the department of health and the department of human services to collaborate to the greatest extent practical with other state agencies, including the state office of education, to deliver public epilepsy education, outreach, and awareness campaign mater...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Life-threatening Allegies
S.B. 1327
Authorizes schools to voluntarily maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions. Provides protection from civil liability for schools and school staff when administering an epinephrine auto-injector in...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014P-12CPR Instruction
S.B. 145
Requires the Secretary of Education to annually identify CPR as a recommended skill that all schools should include within school health curriculum and inform school districts of resources and training available to assist schools in providing instruction in CP...

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MSSigned into law 03/2014P-12Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act
S.B. 2218
Requires local school boards to permit possession and self-administration of asthma and anaphylaxis medication if the medication has been prescribed to the student, the self-administration is done in compliance with written instructions from the student's phys...

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WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Administration of Epinephrine
H.B. 173
Allows school districts to adopt a policy to aquire, maintain, and dispense epinephrine injectors in schools, allows school districts to enter into arrangements with suppliers to obtain epinephrine, and allows school districts to authorizes nurses or other per...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Epinephrine Auto-injectors
H.B. 1167
Allows schools to acquire and maintain a stock of epinephrine auto-injectors. Requires schools to adopt a policy for the use and storage of epinephrine auto-injectors and to notify parents of the policy. Allows school nurses or other designated personnel to ad...

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WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Suicide Prevention Training
S.F. 78
Requires suicide prevention education for teachers and school administrators. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enroll/SF0078.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Services for Students with Diabetes, Seizure Disorders, and Hypoglycemia
H.B. 98
Permits health services to be performed in a school setting by a nonlicensed health technician who is delegated responsibility to perform the health service by a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or registered nurse, and who has been trained and a...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Employee Health Certification
H.B. 1181
Allows a superintendent to require a certification of health if there is reasonable cause to believe that an employee is suffering from a mental or physical condition that could be detrimental to the health or safety of the employee, any student, or any other ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2014P-12Emergency Medications in Schools
S.B. 75
Allows schools to stock and provide or administer emergency medication to treat apparent respiratory distress or anaphylaxis. Allows school boards and governing bodies of charter schools to provide schools with albuterol aerosol canisters and spacers and epine...

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VASigned into law 02/2014P-12Electronic Cigarettes Prohibited
H.B. 484
Requires each school board to develop and implement a policy to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored activity and include in its code of student conduct a prohibition against possessing electro...

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MISigned into law 02/2014P-12School Safety Drills and Cardiac Emergency Response Plans
H.B. 4713
Amending current laws requiring schools to have fire drills. Reduces the required number of fire drills from 6 to 5 per school year for K-12 schools and requires they be held by certain dates. Directs schools to hold one of the two required tornado drills in M...

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MSSigned into law 01/2014P-12Youth Concussion Law
H.B. 48
Requires local boards of education, the administration of nonpublic schools, and governing bodies of charter schools to adopt and implement a concussion management and return to play policy, and specifies what the policy must include. Requires the State Depart...

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NYSigned into law 12/2013P-12Health Care and Wellness Education and Outreach Program
A.B. 2893
Extends the scope of the department of health's health care and wellness education program, to include weight control and extend the potential program audience to educators, including but not limited to K-12 educators. Requires that any materials the departmen...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12School nutrition.
A.B. 626
From bill summary: Requires an applicant for the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens program (a.k.a. High School ASSETs program) to certify in the application, among other things, the inclusion of a nutritional snack, meal, or...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Carbon Monoxide Devices in School Facilities
A.B. 56
By July 2015, directs the state fire marshal to propose for adoption by the California Building Standards Commission appropriate standards for the installation of carbon monoxide devices in school buildings. Provides that the proposed building standards must r...

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CASigned into law 09/2013P-12Concussions Provisions for Charter and Private School Students
A.B. 588
Extends to students in charter schools and private schools provisions relating to student athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0551-0600/ab_588_bill_20130930_chaptered.pdf ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Information on Streptococcal Infection
H.B. 2009
Directs the department of public health, in conjunction with the state board of education, to develop educational material on streptococcal infection for distribution in elementary and secondary schools. Requires the material to include a process for notifying...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Meningococcal Immunization Before Grades 6 and 12
H.B. 3190
Directs the department of public health to adopt a rule requiring students, upon entering grade 6 or 12 of any public, private, or parochial school, to receive a meningococcal immunization that meets specified standards. Provides this immunization must not app...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Training Video on CPR and Automated External Defibrillators
H.B. 1225
Requires the Illinois High School Association to post a training video on hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators on the association's website, but only if it is provided to the association free of charge and is no more t...

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NYSigned into law 07/2013P-12Student Possession of Topical Sunscreen Products
S.B. 595
Requires that public and private schools, boards of cooperative education services, and camps allow pupils and camp attendees to carry and use topical sunscreen products in school with the written permission of their parents. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?d...

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HISigned into law 07/2013P-12Vaccination Guidelines
S.B. 1138
Authorizes the department of health to adopt, amend, or repeal rules to establish a list of specific vaccines and the immunization recommendations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. http://www.cap...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12Student Vision Health.
H.B. 3000
Amends definitions and requires the department of education to submit to the interim legislative committees on education by December 1, 2013 a report that recommends the means for providing adequate resources for administering regular vision screenings in the ...

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NJSigned into law 06/2013P-12Health of Student Athletes
S.B. 1912
Codifies existing State Board of Education regulations that require that prior to the participation of any student enrolled in grades six to 12 on a school-sponsored interscholastic or intramural athletic team or squad, the student must have a physical examina...

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ORSigned into law 06/2013P-12Severe Allergy Protocol
S.B. 611
Lays out the protocol for epinephrine administration and in addressing food allergies.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measures/Text/SB611/Enrolled...

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RISigned into law 06/2013P-12CPR and Defibrillator Use Training for Students
H.B. 5376, S.B. 318
Provides minimum guidelines for CPR training and requires an overview of automated external defibrillator (AED) use. At a minimum, training is to include psychomotor skill-based
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and an overview of automated externa...

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CTSigned into law 06/2013P-12Childhood Obesity Taskforce and Exercise Requirements
H.B. 6525
Establishes a Task Force on Childhood Obesity to study the effects of obesity on children's health. Determines membership and responsibilities of the Task Force.

Requires each local and regional board of education, by October 1, 2013, to adopt policies it dee...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12Emergency epinephrine administration
S.B. 1421
Requires school district governing boards to prescribe and enforce policies and procedures for the emergency administration of auto-injectable epinephrine by a trained school district employee. Allows a school district or charter school employee who is properl...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Local School Health Advisory Councils
H.B. 1018
Amends the duties of local school health advisory councils to include, if feasible, joint use agreements or strategies for collaboration between the district and community organizations or agencies. Requires any such joint use agreement to address liability fo...

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TXVetoed 06/2013P-12Screening for Spinal Curvature
S.B. 504
Makes screening of students in grades 6-9 for spinal curvature voluntary (previously mandatory). Requires a school that chooses not to participate in the spinal screening program to provide parents of 6th to 9th graders with information developed by the depart...

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LASigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Smoke-Free Policies for Postsecondary Campuses
S.B. 36
Directs public postsecondary institutions to develop smoke-free (smoking prohibited) policies for its campuses. Provides nothing may prohibit a public postsecondary institution from developing a tobacco-free policy for its campus. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis...

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ORSigned into law 06/2013P-12Student Epinephrine Pens
H.B. 2749
Requires the establishment of a process by which the parent or guardian of a student may request in writing that backup prescribed autoinjectable epinephrine be kept at a reasonably secure location in a student's classroom if the location is not the student's ...

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SCSigned into law 06/2013P-12Use of Epinephrine
H.B. 3725
Permits school districts and private schools to obtain supplies of epinephrine auto-injector to use in certain circumstances. Authorizes certain people to prescribe and dispense prescriptions for injectors. Stipulates administration, guidelines for epinephrine...

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SCSigned into law 06/2013P-12Concussions
H.B. 3061
Requires the state department of education to develop, distribute model policies concerning nature, risk of concussions sustained by student athletes. Directs each school district to develop its own policy, to require review of policy by student athletes and t...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 06/2013P-12Increasing Awareness of Food Allergies in Schools
H.P. 465
Requires the Department of Education to seek to increase awareness of the seriousness of student food allergies, the resources that are available to help schools identify, address and respond to food allergies, including training for teachers, best practices a...

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MEVetoed 06/2013Postsec.
Community College
No Smoking on Campus
H.P. 318
Prohibits smoking on the grounds of any campus of the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System or the Maine Maritime Academy.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0318&item=1&snum=126...

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VTSigned into law 06/2013P-12Life-Threatening Allergies, Mental Health
S. 4, Section 4, 5
Requires multiple agencies departments to work to (1) catalogue the type and scope of mental health and substance abuse services provided in or through collaboration with Vermont public schools;
(2) determine the number of students who are currently receiving...

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VTSigned into law 06/2013P-12Concussions
S. 4, Sections 1-4
Defines "Collision sport" as football, hockey, lacrosse, or wrestling and "Contact sport" as a sport, other than football, hockey, lacrosse, or wrestling, defined as a contact sport by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Defines "Health care provider" as an at...

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ILPassed 05/2013P-12Physical Fitness
H.J.R. 5
Encourage educators and school administrators to suggest some topics, but not limited to the following for discussion during fitness awareness week: nutrition and dietary behavior, physical activity protocols, tobacco-use prevention, alcohol or drug use preven...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12Emergency Use Of Epinephrine Injectors In Schools
H.B. 1171
Permits a public or nonpublic school's governing authority to adopt a policy authorizing the school nurse or other designated school personnel to administer an epinephrine auto-injector to any student whom the school nurse or designated school personnel in goo...

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LAPassed 05/2013P-12Oral Health Care in Public Schools
H.R. 127
Requests the department of education and the state board of elementary and secondary education, with the assistance of the Louisiana Dental Association, to expand and enhance oral health education in public schools through a greater emphasis on, and more compr...

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OKSigned into law 05/2013P-12Epinephrine Pens at Schools
H.B. 2101
Requries any school board that elects to stock Epinephrine injectors to amend its policy that permits the self-administration of inhaled asthma medication by a student for treatment of asthma and the self-administration of anaphylaxis medication by a student f...

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NHSigned into law 05/2013P-12Preventing Head Injury and Concussion
H.B. 180
Amends the definitions of "student athlete" and "student sports" for purposes of management of head injury and concussion.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/HB0180.pdf...

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WASigned into law 05/2013P-12Placing Epinephrine Autoinjectors in Schools
S.B. 5104
Allows for school districts and nonpublic schools to maintain at a school in a designated location a supply of epinephrine autoinjectors based on the number of students enrolled in the school.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/Session...

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LAPassed 05/2013P-12Compliance with Physical Activity Requirement in Schools
S.R. 5
Directs the department of education to study public school compliance with state law regarding required physical activity in schools. Directs the department, by December 31, 2013, to submit a report to the senate select committee on women and children on speci...

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GASigned into law 05/2013P-12School Allowable Drugs
H.B. 337
Enables local public and private schools to stock a supply of auto-injectable epinephrine.
http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20132014/137090.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
H.F. 630
Permits districts and school to obtain and possess epinephrine auto-injectors. Pages 87-88 of 214.
http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS88/HF0630.4.pdf...

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MTSigned into law 05/2013P-12Concussion Protection
S.B. 112
SB 112 requires each school district in the state offering organized youth athletic activities to adopt policies and procedures to inform athletic trainers, coaches, officials, youth athletes, and parents or guardians of the nature and risk of brain injuries, ...

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WVSigned into law 05/2013P-12Concussions
S.B. 336
Establishes protocols, protections to limit and treat injury to youth athletes and students. Defines rules for concussion identification, treatment. forth certain minimum provisions of rules.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB33...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12Establishing Statewide Indicators of Educational Health
S.B. 5491
Establishes statewide indicators of educational system health and requires the state board, with assistance from the office of the superintendent of public instruction, the workforce training and education coordinating board, the educational opportunity gap ov...

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MTSigned into law 04/2013P-12Maintenance of a Stock of Epinephrine
S.B. 165
Authorizes schools to maintain a stock supply of epinephrine in a school setting.
http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2013/billpdf/SB0165.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 04/2013P-12School Use of Epinephrine
H.B. 2729
Allows schools to voluntarily maintain and use epinephrine auto-injectors. Provides for the administration of an auto-injector by a school nurse or other trained and authorized nonmedical school personnel for emergency care or treatment of anaphylactic reactio...

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NDSigned into law 04/2013P-12Amends Concussion Management Program
H.B. 1028
Amends concussion management program requirements. Explicitly states that the duty to remove a student under the conditions set forth in this subsection extends to:
(1) Each official; (2) The coach of a student; and (3) Any other individual designated by the s...

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TNSigned into law 04/2013P-12Concussion Training
S.B. 882
Requires school to adopt guidelines, other pertinent information as approved by the Department of Health to inform and educate coaches, school administrators, youth athletes and their parents or guardians of the nature, risk and symptoms of concussion and head...

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AZSigned into law 04/2013P-12Treatment of Diabetic students
H.B. 2042
AN ACT amending section 15-344.01, Arizona Revised Statutes. Allows voluntary diabetes care assistants to administer insulin in addition to glucagon, assist the pupil with self-administration of insulin in an emergency situation or perform any combination of ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013P-12Cytomegalovirus Public Health Initiative
H.B. 81
Directs the department of health to establish a public education program regarding the impacts and dangers of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and the methods of prevention of CMV infection. Includes school nurses, persons offering health education i...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12Emergency Anaphylaxis Medications in Schools
H.B. 172
Permits students with life-threatening allergies to have access to an epinephrine auto-injector in school, as well as a written individual health care plan for the prevention and proactive management for all school environments the student may be in, including...

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NJSigned into law 09/2012P-12Cardiac Arrest Response
A.B. 1608
Requires public and nonpublic schools to have automated external defibrillators and to establish emergency action plans for responding to sudden cardiac events.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2012/Bills/PL12/51_.PDF...

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CASigned into law 08/2012P-12Training on Signs and Symptoms of Concussions
A.B. 1451
Amends provisions regarding the California High School Coaching Education and Training Program; provides that "training" include a basic understanding of the signs and symptoms of concussions and the appropriate response to concussions. Permits concussion trai...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Making Immunization Data Publicly Available
H.B. 5013
Requires district and registered nonpublic school to make publicly available by December 1 of each year the immunization data they are required to submit to the state board of education by November 15. Requires that the immunization data made publicly availabl...

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HISigned into law 07/2012P-12Concussions
H.B. 2273
Directs the department of education and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association to develop a concussion educational program that includes (1) educating specified stakeholders, including students, parents, and coaches, about the signs and symptoms of a conc...

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MOSigned into law 07/2012P-12CPR Instruction
S.B. 599-CPR
Public and charter schools serving grades nine through twelve may provide their students instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Students with disabilities may participate to the extent appropriate as determined by the provisions of the Individuals with ...

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RISigned into law 07/2012P-12Adminstering Ephinephrine
H.B. 7447
Allows students to carry auto-injectable epinephrine and adds bus drivers and monitors as adults who may administer epinephrine under certain circumstances. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText12/HouseText12/H7447A.htm...

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ILSigned into law 06/2012P-12Instruction in CPR and Using an AED
H.B. 5114
Existing policy permits districts to provide safety education instruction in all grades. Provides that the definition of "safety education" includes, for students enrolled in grades 6-8, instruction in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and how to use an automated...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Body Mass Index and Weight Screenings
S.B. 316 - Body Mass Index and Weight Screenings
Makes participation in the body mass index and weight screenings program for kindergartners and students in grades 3, 5, and 9 optional, and removes references to local board waivers from screening program participation. Requires the department of education to...

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PASigned into law 06/2012P-12CPR Certification
H.B. 1901 - Section 1439
This new section requires each school or location to have one person certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation during regular school hours and when school is in session and students are present.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?...

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HISigned into law 06/2012P-12Statewide School Health Services Program
H.B. 2513
Authorizes the department of education to establish a statewide school health services program. Provides the department flexibility in administering and implementing the health services program. Repeals certain student health program operational requirements t...

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NHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Concussion Management
S.B. 402
Requires school districts to develop policies for the management of concussion and head injury in student sports and limits a school district's liability for injuries occurring on school district property.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/SB040...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12Care of Students with Diabetes
S.B. 759
Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, requires that a diabetes management and treatment plan be submitted by each student with diabetes in a public or nonpublic K-12 school who seeks care for diabetes at school or while on a school-related activity. Requir...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12Administration of Auto-Injectable Epinephrine
S.B. 119
Requires the governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school to adopt a policy authorizing a school nurse or trained school employee to administer auto-injectible ephinephrine to a student believed to be having an anaphylactic reaction, rega...

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LAPassed 06/2012P-12Study on Compliance re: Vending Machine and Physical Activity Policies
S.R. 146
Request that the Louisiana Department of Education and state board conduct a survey or study to determine school compliance with the state law regarding vending machines in schools and the requirement of 30 minutes of physical activity in public schools. http:...

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PASigned into law 05/2012P-12
Postsec.
Standards for Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Death in Student Athletes
H.B. 1610
Requires the Department of Health and the Department of Education to post on their websites guidelines and materials to inform and education student athletes, their coaches and others concerning the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest. A participating stude...

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RISigned into law 05/2012P-12Administering Epinephrine
S.B. 2173
Allows bus drivers and monitors to administer epinephrine under certain circumstances. Requires training. Allows for student possession of ephinephrine.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText12/SenateText12/S2173Aaa.htm...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Student Health Data
S.B. 318 - Student Health Data
From K-12 appropriations bill: Provides that of appropriation to the School Nurses Program, $250,000 is appropriated for the collection and management of statewide student health data, school by school, by means of the Alabama Student Information Management Sy...

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MSSigned into law 05/2012P-12Coordinated School Health Pilot Program
S.B. 2752
Authorizes the State Department of Education and the State Department of Health to establish a school health pilot program based upon appropriate science-based wellness policies.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2012/pdf/SB/2700-2799/SB2752SG.pdf...

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MESigned into law 05/2012P-12Model Policy Regarding Management of Head Injuries in School Activities and Athletics
S.P. 654
The bill directs the Commissioner of Education to propose a model policy for public schools and private schools enrolling more than 60% of their students at public expense in this State on the management of concussive and other head injuries in school activiti...

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LASigned into law 05/2012P-12Coordinated School Health Program
H.B. 1088
Etablishes a targeted coordinated school health program for the purpose of reducing childhood obesity and a related grant program. The program brings together several state agencies, school administrators, teachers, other school employees, students, families, ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Physical Exercise Requirement for Grades K-5
S.B. 458
(Sec. 9) Requires public schools to include a total of 20 minutes of physical exercise in each regular school day for students in kindergarten through grade five. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2012/ACT/PA/2012PA-00116-R00SB-00458-PA.htm...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Concussions
H.B. 308
Requires each local board of education to develop guidelines and other pertinent information regarding medical evaluation of concussions or head injuries. Prohibits a youth athlete who has been removed from a practice or an athletic game because of a concussio...

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TNSigned into law 05/2012P-12Immunization
S.J.R. 552
Urges support for access to immunization through school-based vaccination programs.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SJR0552.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 05/2012P-12Student Health Reporting
H.B. 9
Removes the expectation of county superintendents to report on matters relating to students growth, health, and well-being. Requires the State Department of Education to report specified information to the Governor and the General Assembly concerning specified...

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ARAdopted 04/2012P-12Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards
AR ADC 005.15.15-1.0 to AR ADC 005.15.15-12.0
Amends rules governing nutrition and physical activity standards and body mass index for age assessment protocols in Arkansas public schools.
http://170.94.37.152/REGS/005.15.11-006F-12925.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Concussions and Head Injuries
H.B. 291
Requires independent sanctioning authorities for youth athletic teams and the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to (1) adopt guidelines to educate coaches, youth athletes and their parents, and other stakeholders on the nature and risk of concus...

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VASigned into law 04/2012P-12Possession and Administration of Epinephrine
H.B. 1107/S.B. 656
Requires local school boards to adopt and implement policies for the possession and administration of epinephrine in every school. The school nurse, a school board employee, or an authorized and trained volunteer may adminster the epinephrine to any student be...

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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12Care of Students with Diabetes
H.B. 879
Provides legislative findings and definitions, including "diabetes medical management plan" and "trained diabetes personnel". Directs the department of education, by August 1, 2012, to develop guidelines for the training of school employees in the care of stud...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012P-12Student Concussions and Medical Exams
H.B. 281
Requires coaches to complete training on recognizing and treating concussions and head injuries. Requires the state board or its agency to develop guidelines or materials to inform student athletes and their parents of the nature and risk of concussions and he...

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ALSigned into law 04/2012P-12Voluntary Influenza Vaccination Program
S.J.R. 11
Directs the department of education, in consultation with the Alabama Department of Public Health, to strongly encourage all public K-12 schools to participate in an influenza vaccination program that includes specified attributes....

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NESigned into law 04/2012P-12Testing for lead levels (lead poisoning) prior to school enrollment
L.B. 1038
Requires the Division of Public Health of the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a lead poisoning prevention program. Requires a coordinated plan that includes blood-testing for elevated blood-lead levels if the child resides in a zip code wi...

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TNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Dual Enrollment--Vaccination Requirements
H.B. 2229
Provides that a high school must forward the immunization records of students attempting to enroll in postsecondary courses while still enrolled in high school.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HB2229.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 03/2012P-12AIDS-related Curricula
H.B. 2414
Requires the office of research and education accountability and the department of health to do studies on AIDS curricula. Directs department to survey other state health departments' AIDS public outreach and education programs.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bill...

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TNSigned into law 03/2012P-12First Aid & Concussions
H.J.R. 23
Urges coaches of youth sports teams to take classes in first aid relative to the prevention, recognition, and treatment of concussions.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HJR0023.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 03/2012P-12Curricular Changes for CPR Training
S.B. 1680
Revises statute on CPR education, requiring schools to use hands-on practice and skills testing to support cognitive learning and training. http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB1680.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2012P-12Public Schools; Immunization Requirements
H.B. 1089
Allows a 180-day conditional enrollment period for students who need more than two doses of the required hepatitis B vaccine, to allow for proper spacing of the vaccine doses. Current law allows a 90-day conditional enrollment period for the completion of any ...

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WASigned into law 03/2012P-12Expanding Types of Medications Employees Can Administer
H.B. 2247

Expands the types of medications that a public or private school employee may administer to include topical medication, eye drops, and ear drops. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/2247.PL.pdf
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GAAdopted 02/2012P-12CPR Classes and Automated External Defibrillators in Public Schools
S.R. 590
Urges the Georgia Department of Education to implement cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes and the implementation of automated external defibrillators in the public schools. http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20112012/123191.pdf...

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ORSigned into law 02/2012P-12Student Health - Lead Poisoning
H.B. 4015
Requires that the Oregon Health Authority develop and maintain a lead poisoning prevention clearinghouse on its website for public and private schools that provide instruc-
tion at levels kindergarten through grade 12 in order to provide these schools with inf...

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VTSigned into law 01/2012P-12Safe Cleaning Products in Schools
S.B. 92
Proposes to protect the health of students, custodial staff, and other building occupants by requiring the use in schools of safe cleaning products.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2012/bills/Passed/S-092.pdf...

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ALIssued 12/2011P-12HIV/AIDS Prevention Task Force
Executive Order 26
Establishes the HIV/AIDS Prevention Task Force. Includes the state superintendent of education or designee among the membership. Charges the task force with researching and developing options to encourage statewide efforts to reduce cases of HIV/AIDS and to im...

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PASigned into law 11/2011P-12Safety in Youth Sports Act
S.B. 200
Establishes standards for managing concussions and traumatic brain injuries to student athletes. Requires the Departments of Education and Health to develop and post on their websites guidelines and relevant materials to inform mand educate students concernin...

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ARAdopted Regulations 10/2011P-12Hearing Services Provider Manual
AR ADC 016.06.24-202.110; AR ADC 016.06.24-213.000; AR ADC 016.06.24-214.000; AR ADC 016.06.24-242.100, 110, 200, 310; AR ADC 016.06.35-500.000
Revises the Hearing Services provider policy manual to allow school districts and education service cooperatives (ESCs) to perform certain audiology services within the school setting. Describes the participation criteria for schools and ESCs; the scope of ser...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Training Nonmedical School Employees to Provide Emergency Assistance to Students Suffering Seizures
S.B. 161
From bill summary: Until January 1, 2017, authorizes a school district, county office of education, or charter school to participate in a program to provide nonmedical school employees with voluntary emergency medical training to provide, in the absence of a c...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Concussions
A.B. 25
From bill summary: Requires a school district that elects to offer athletic programs to immediately remove from a school-sponsored athletic activity for the remainder of the day an athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury during that ...

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CASigned into law 08/2011P-12California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey
S.C.R. 18
From bill summary: States legislative intent to pursue every means necessary to ensure that the California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey (CAL-SCHLS) remains viable and urges the state
to pursue federal funding, grants, or other sources to ensure ...

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NYSigned into law 08/2011P-12Bedbug Infestation Notifications
A.B. 7259
Amends provisions related to notifications of bedbug infestations in New York City public schools. Adds guardians of potentially affected students to the individuals who must receive immediate notification when a bedbug infestation has been identified. Provide...

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ILSigned into law 07/2011P-12Concussions
H.B. 200
Directs each school board to adopt a policy on student athlete concussions and head injuries that is in compliance with the protocols, policies and bylaws of the Illinois High School Association. Requires that information on the local concussion and head injur...

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CASigned into law 07/2011P-12Conditional School Attendance in Absence of Pertussis Boosters
S.B. 614
Until June 30, 2012, allows a county office of education, district governing board or charter school governing body to allow a student in grades 7-12 to conditionally attend school for up to 30 days if that pupil
has not been fully immunized with all pertussis...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Data Collection Requirements/Charter Schools
S.B. 1039
State Education Resource Center - Clarifies the status of the State Education Resource Center as a nonstock corporation and nonprofit tax exempt organization within the Department of Education.

Health Assessment - Allows certain medical professionals from mi...

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RISigned into law 07/2011P-12Concussions
H.B. 5440 and S.B. 0291 A
Adds an annual refresher course to the initial course requirement for coaches and volunteers, and encourages districts to have
school nurses complete a training course in concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Encourages districts to get student neuropsych...

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MOSigned into law 07/2011P-12Concussions
H.B. 300
Establishes the High School Sports Brain Injury Prevention Act which requires school boards to work with the Missouri State High School Activities Association to develop guidelines regarding concussions and head injuries.
http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/b...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Health
H.B. 153 - Health
Repeals requirement that the healthy choices for healthy children council assist the department of health in developing a list of resources on health risks associated with weight status for distribution to parents. Repeals requirement that the state board esta...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Definitions for Purposes of District Purchases
H.B. 153 - Definitions for Purposes of District Purchases
Repeals existing definition of "electronic textbook". Establishes new defintion of electronic textbook as any book or book substitute accessed via a computer or other electronic medium or that is available through an Internet-based provider of course content, ...

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LASigned into law 06/2011P-12Concussions by Student Athletes
S.B. 189
Relates to concussions and head injuries suffered by student athletes, education requirements, removal of athletes from competition upon sustaining a concussion. Addresses requirements which must be satisfied for a youth athlete to return to play after sustain...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12National School Breakfast Program
S.B. 415
Requries funds appropriated for the school breakfast program to be used to provide school breakfasts at no cost to students of all grade levels qualifying for reduced-price meals in all schools participating in the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP). Pro...

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ILAdopted 06/2011P-12Recess in Schools Task Force
H.J.R. 4
Extends the date by which the Recess in Schools Task Force must submit its final report to December 31, 2011. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/97/HJR/PDF/09700HJ0004lv.pdf...

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LASigned into law 06/2011P-12Comprehensive Sports Injury Management Program
H.B. 364
Creates a comprehensive sports injury management program related to the health and safety of students who participate in school-sanctioned athletics. Explains procedures for when students sustain serious injuries.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdo...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Football Helmet Safety
H.B. 675
Prohibits a district from using football helmets that are 16 years old or older in its football program. Requires districts to ensure that each helmet used in its football program that is 10 years old or older is reconditioned at least every two years. Require...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Food Allergies
H.B. 742
Defines "severe food allergy". Requires that a district request, upon a student's enrollment, parental disclosure of a food allergy or severe food allergy that, in the parent's judgment, should be disclosed to enable the district to take any necessary precauti...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Guidelines for the Care of Students with a Diagnosed Food Allergy at Risk for Anaphylaxis
S.B. 27
Directs local boards and charter schools to adopt and administer a policy for the care of students with a diagnosed food allergy at risk for anaphylaxis based on guidelines developed by May 2012 by the commissioner of state health services in consultation with...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Reporting Student Performance on Physical Fitness Assessment
S.B. 226
Amends provisions relating to reporting student performance on a physical fitness assessment instrument to the Texas Education Agency. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/SB00226F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Membership of Local School Health Advisory Council
S.B. 736
Authorizes a local board of trustees to appoint a representative of local domestic violence programs to the local school health advisory council. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/SB00736F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act
H.B. 792
Provides that the required rules governing interscholastic athletic activities adopted by the State Board of Education must provide:

1. That all coaches, school nurses, athletic directors, first responders, volunteers, students who participate in interscholas...

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ALSigned into law 06/2011P-12Concussions
H.B. 108
Requires the governing body of each sport or recreational organization to develop guidelines and other pertinent information to inform parents and youth athletes on the nature and risk of concussion and brain injury. Requires the youth athlete and athlete's pa...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Authorizes School Districts To Restrict Smoking on District Property
S.B. 1430
Provides an exception to the state's preemption of smoking regulation to authorize district school boards to restrict smoking by persons on school district property. http://laws.flrules.org/files/Ch_2011-108.pdf...

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AKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Concussions
H.B. 15
Relating to prevention and evaluation of and liability for concussions in student athletes. Sec. 14.30.142 is amended to read: The governing body of a school district shall consult with the state school activities association to develop and publish guidelines ...

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NVSigned into law 05/2011P-12Concussions
A.B. 455
Requires the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and the board of trustees of each school district to adopt policies concerning the prevention and treatment of injuries to the head sustained by pupils while participating in sports and other athletic ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Vaccination Against Bacterial Meningitis
S.B. 1107
Relates to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education. Requires vaccination of all entering students (rather than first-time students), unless the student is at least ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2011P-12Physical Education
H.B. 9
Requires local education agencies (LEAs) to incorporate a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity each instructional day for elementary and secondary students. Currently, students are required to have a minimum of 90 minutes of physical activity per instruc...

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NDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Health Curriculum Component on Sexual Health
H.B. 1229
Beginning July 1, 2012, each school district and nonpublic school is required to ensure that the portion of its health curriculum which is related to sexual health includes instruction pertaining to the risks associated with adolescent sexual activity and the ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Requires Policies and Programs on the Risk of Concussions and Head Injuries
H.B. 858
Requires the state Department of Education, in collaboration with specified entities, to develop policies and to implement a program to provide awareness to coaches, school personnel, students, and parents or guardians of students on the risk of concussions an...

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INSigned into law 05/2011P-12Concussions
S.B. 93
Requires the department of education, in consultation with specified persons, to disseminate guidelines, information sheets, and forms to school corporations for distribution to schools to inform and educate coaches, student athletes, and parents of student at...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12Administering Auto-Injectable Epinephrine
H.B. 227
Permits a school to receive and store auto-injectable epinephrine on behalf of a student who is not able to self-administer the medication if the parent or guardian provides certain written statements from the doctor and parent. Directs each local board to ado...

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TNSigned into law 05/2011P-12Defibrillators
H.B. 1633
Requires the first AED received by a school to be placed in a location that can be readily accessed, which may include those areas used for physical education or activity.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HB1633.pdf...

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VTSigned into law 05/2011P-12Concussions
S.B. 100 - Sec. 39
This section defines and establishes the importance of avoiding and treating student concussions. Requires the development of statewide guidelines, forms and other materials (to be updated as needed) that are designed to educate coaches, youth athletes, and th...

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NEVetoed 05/2011P-12Blood Lead Testing
L.B. 204
Requires each student entering kindergarten on and after July 1, 2011, to have undergone blood lead testing after the age
of eighteen months and before the age of four years or, in the case of a transfer student four years of age or older enrolling in the dis...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Concussions and Head Injury Awareness
S.B. 771
Requires the state Department of Education, in collaboration with specified entities, to develop policies and implement a program to provide awareness to coaches, school personnel, students, and parents or guardians of students on the risk of concussions and h...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Concussions
S.B. 1521
Requires school district governing boards to implement policies and procedures regarding concussions and head injuries of students participating in school-sponsored athletic activities. Chapter 167
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/50leg/1r/bills/sb1521s.pdf...

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COSigned into law 04/2011P-12Physical Education/Activity Requirements
H.B. 1069
Requires districts and charter schools to adopt policies to incorporate time for physical activity into schedules for elementary students. Spells out the minutes required for physical activity based on the length of time students attend school.
http://www.leg....

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IASigned into law 04/2011P-12Protecting Against Concussions and Brain Injuries
S.F. 367
Concerned with protecting students from concussions and other brain injuries. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/linc/84/external/govbills/SF367.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Athletic Trainers
H.B. 1743
Requires districts to develop procedures concerning student physical activity in its public schools that includes recognition and management of the following events or conditions that may be encountered by a student during athletic training and physical activi...

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MSVetoed 04/2011P-12Influenza Vaccination Program
H.B. 868
Authorizes the state department of health to apply for federal grants and to provide an influenza vaccination school program for school-age children aged 5-18.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2011/pdf/HB/0800-0899/HB0868SG.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Concussions
S.B. 2281
Requires that all schools that sponsor or sanction athletic activities must adopt a concussion management program and outlines specific requirements that must be included in the program. The program must require that students be removed from competition and pr...

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ARTo Governor 03/2011P-12Administration of Glucagon
H.B. 1447
Provides that a licensed nurse employed by a school district or other healthcare professional shall annually train volunteer school personnel designated as care providers to administer Glucagon to a student with Type I diabetes. Provides that parents of studen...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Student Sports Concussions
H.B. 204
Creates the "Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Act". Includes public or private school in the definition of "amateur sports organization", and includes in definition of "agent" a coach, teacher, employee, representative, or volunteer in the organizatio...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Public School Vision Screening
S.B. 67
Extends the public school vision screening from age 7 to age 8. Authorizes the division of services for the blind and visually impaired (in the state office of education) to work with health care professionals, teachers, and vision screeners to develop protoco...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Support for Increased Participation in Outdoor Activities
H.C.R. 7
Expresses support for increased participation by children in outdoor activities and support policies that promote outdoor activities for Utah's children. Requires that a copy of this resolution be sent to, among other recipients, the state office of education....

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VASigned into law 03/2011P-12Health Requirements for Students
H.B. 2291
Allows licensed nurse practitioners, in addition to physicians, registered nurses or local health department employees, to immunize public school students and to provide proof of such immunizations. Also, provides that a licensed nurse practitioner may provide...

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SDSigned into law 03/2011P-12Concussions
S.B. 149
Establishes policies for youth athletes with concussions resulting from participation in youth athletic activities. The South Dakota High
School Activities Association, working with the Department of Education, will develop guidelines to inform and educate mem...

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WYSigned into law 03/2011P-12School Athletics Safety
S.F. 38
Requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop a model protocol and to assist school districts in developing protocols for addressing risks associated with concussions and other head injuries from school athletics. Requires school district...

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KYAdopted 03/2011P-12Students with Chronic Health Conditions
H.R. 187
Encourages the state department of education, the Kentucky Board of Nursing, the Kentucky Education Association, and the Kentucky School Boards Association to work with the American Diabetes Association, the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentucky, and the American Lu...

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VASigned into law 02/2011P-12Youth Health Risk Survey
S.B. 1094
Requires the Department of Health to develop and administer a random survey of students in public middle and high schools to facilitate planning and implementation of effective programs for substance abuse prevention through collection of information identifyi...

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ILSigned into law 12/2010P-12Care of Students with Diabetes
H.B. 6065
Creates the Care of Students with Diabetes Act. Requires that a diabetes care plan serve as the basis of a student's Section 504 plan, and that a parent submit such a plan to a school for any student with diabetes who seeks assistance with diabetes care in the...

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ILAdopted 12/2010P-12Recess in Schools Task Force
S.J.R. 80
Creates a Recess in Schools Task Force. Charges the task force with examining the barriers facing schools in providing daily recess to every age-appropriate student, and making recommendations
for overcoming those obstacles. Directs the task force to submit a ...

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ILAdopted 11/2010P-12Influenza Mass Vaccinations
H.R. 1165
States the House of Representatives' support for school-based influenza mass vaccination collaborations among local health departments and elementary and secondary schools in their jurisdictions for the purpose of vaccinating school-age children against influe...

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PAVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010P-12Use of Asthma Inhalers and Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
H.B. 101- Section 1414.1
Provides for the possession and use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors by students within school entities. Requires each school entity to amend its written policy on allergy medication to include both asthma inhaler and epi-pen usage. Must comply with federal requl...

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PAVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010P-12Local Wellness Policies & Duties of the State Department
H.B. 101- Sections 1422.1, 1422,3
Requires that local policies include food allergy. Also requires the department to provide certain notifications to schools and to colaborate with advisory health councils to develope guidelines for managing life-threatening food allergies in schools.
http://w...

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NYVetoed 10/2010P-12Outdoor Playspace in NYC Public Schools
S.B. 2485
-Requires the chancellor of the New York City Department of Education to make an annual report to the governor and legislature on outdoor playspace in New York city public schools. Requires that the report identify: --Each outdoor playground at an educational ...

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MEIssued 10/2010P-12School-Based H1N1 Vaccination Clinics
E.O. 05 FY 11/12
Directs the director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency to coordinate with the department of health and human services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the department of education, and the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Emergency...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12
Community College
Authority of Physician's Assistant
S.B. 1069
From bill analysis: Authorizes a physician's assistant to:
(1) Certify that teacher certification or renewal candidates are free from any contagious or communicable disease or other disabling disease or defect
(2) Conduct tuberculosis exams for individuals in...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12Integrated Pest Management
S.B. 1157
From bill summary: Beginning January 1, 2014, requires all schoolsites to adopt an integrated pest management program as established, administered, and enforced by the department of pesticide regulation. Also requires, beginning January 1, 2012, that the rate ...

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NYSigned into law 08/2010P-12Notifications of Bedbug Infestations at School
A.B. 5434
Applicable only to New York City: Requires public school principals to immediately notify parents of any bedbug infestations found in a school. Also requires the principal to include information on proper procedures to prevent further infestations at the schoo...

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CASigned into law 08/2010P-12Student Immunizations
A.B. 1937
Permits specified health care professionals acting under the direction of a supervising physician and surgeon to administer immunizations to students through a school immunization program (existing law already allows physicians, surgeons and registered nurses ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2010P-12Students with Asthma
H.B. 5836
Clarifies provisions related to student self-administration of asthma medication or student use of an epinephrine auto-injector. Provides that for a school to permit a student with asthma to use an epinephrine auto-injector, written authorization must come fro...

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NYSigned into law 08/2010P-12Child Care/Day Care Facilities and CPR
A.B. 7923
Requires at least one employee at a child day care facility or family day care home to be trained and certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A7923&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Text=Y...

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DCAdopted 07/2010P-12Physical Education and Physical Activity
L.B. 18-564 - Physical Education and Physical Activity
Provides that one of the purposes of the newly-established Healthy Schools Fund is to make competitive grants available to public schools and charter schools to increase physical activity in schools. Establishes goal that children engage in physical activity f...

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DCAdopted 07/2010P-12Health and Wellness
LB 18-564 - Health and Wellness
Requires public schools and charter schools to provide health education to students in grades K-8. Requires schools to collaborate with parents, students, food service providers, and community organizations to adopt local wellness policies and update them at l...

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DCAdopted 07/2010P-12Healthy Youth and Schools Commission
L.B. 18-564 - Healthy Youth and Schools Commission
Establishes the Healthy Youth and Schools Commission to advise the mayor and the council on health, wellness and nutritional issues concerning youth and schools in the District. Includes among the functions of the commission: (1) reviewing and advising on the ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Nutrition and Physical Activity Best Practices Database
S.B. 3706
Directs the state board of education to develop and maintain a nutrition and physical activity best practices database, to contain the results of any wellness-related fitness testing done by school districts, as well as information on successful programs and p...

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OHSigned into law 06/2010P-12Student Health
S.B. 210, Part I
Establishes the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Council. Directs the council to:
(1) Monitor progress in improving student health and wellness
(2) Make periodic policy recommendations to the state board of education on ways to improve the nutritional sta...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Lyme Disease
H.B. 7418A, S.B. 2265B
Directs the department of elementary and secondary education, in collaboration with the department of health, to make Lyme disease awareness and prevention resources available for all public school students in the state. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12School and Youth Programs Concussion act
H.B. 7036, S.B. 2034
Requires the department of education and the department of health to work with the Rhode Island interscholastic league to inform coaches, youth athletes, and their parents on the nature and risk of concussion and head injury. Requires that the youth athlete an...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Guidelines for Educating Coaches and Players About Concussions
H.B. 7036
This act would require school districts to work with the Rhode Island interscholastic league to develop guidelines for educating coaches and players in youth sports about the risks associated with concussions.
http://dirac.rilin.state.ri.us/BillStatus/WebClas...

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FLSigned into law 06/2010P-12Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Instruction
H.B. 467
Provides that comprehensive health education taught in public schools shall include component on teen dating violence and abuse for students in grades 7-12; requires district school boards to adopt and implement dating violence and abuse policy; requires the s...

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Physical Education
S.B. 1876
Requires that the physical education curriculum be sequential, developmentally appropriate, and designed, implemented, and evaluated to enable students to develop the motor and self-management skills and knowledge necessary to participate in physical activity ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2010P-12Prescribed Pancreatic Enzyme Supplements
S.B. 166
Allows a student who has experienced or is at risk for pancreatic insufficiency or who has been diagnosed as having cystic fibrosis may carry and self-administer a prescribed pancreatic enzyme supplement while in school, participating in school-sponsored activ...

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SCSigned into law 06/2010P-12Dental Health Education, Screening, and Treatment Referral
S.B. 286
Directs the department of health and environmental control to implement a targeted community program for dental health education, screening, and treatment referral in the public schools for children in kindergarten, 3rd, 7th, and 10th grades or upon entry into...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Diabetes Control Grant Program
S.B. 435
Enacts the Diabetes and Health Improvement Act of 2010. Establishes the Diabetes Control Grant Program. Provides for an advisory committee. Directs the committee, among other duties, to provide grants to middle schools and high schools to promoted diabetes pre...

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NHSigned into law 05/2010P-12Air Quality in Schools
H.B. 1265
Requires the school board of each school district to develop and implement a policy to address air quality in schools.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/HB1265.html...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010P-12Healthy Kids Awards Program
S.B. 2908
Establishes the healthy kids awards program to reward k-12th grade schools that implement policies and practices that create opportunities for students to be physically active and make healthy food choices throughout the day. The program seeks to integrate phy...

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NYSigned into law 05/2010P-12Prohibition on Outdoor Application of Certain Pesticides
S.B. 4983
Prohibits the use of certain pesticides, characterized by various toxic properties, for day care center and school outdoor applications.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S04983&Summary=Y&Text=Y...

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OKSigned into law 05/2010P-12Guidelines for Concussions and Head Injuries
S.B. 1700
Directs school district boards to develop guidelines and other pertinent information and forms to inform and educate coaches, youth athletes, and parents of the nature and risk of concussion and head injury; provides that a youth athlete who is suspected of su...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Student Athletes - Concussions and Head Injuries
S.B. 456
Requires coaches of intramural and interscholastic athletics to complete annual training regarding the recognition of and dangers associated with concussions; Directs the state board of education, in consultation with the governing authority for intramural and...

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WISigned into law 05/2010P-12Health-Related School Closures
S.B. 379
Requires a school board, within 24 hours of a school being closed by a local health officer or DHS, or by a school district administrator because of a threat to the health or safety of pupils or school personnel, and within 24 hours of reopening a closed schoo...

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FLSigned into law 05/2010P-12Diabetes Management
H.B. 747
Prohibits a school district from restricting the assignment of a student who has diabetes to a particular school on the basis that the student has diabetes, that the school does not have a full-time school nurse, or that the school does not have trained diabet...

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WISigned into law 05/2010P-12Instruction in Resuscitation
A.B. 725
Requires offering of approved instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, cardiocerebral resuscitation, and the use of an automated external defibrillator to pupils enrolled in high school grades in the school district, charter school, or private school (Act...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12Student Health
H.B. 2080
Expands the types of health professionals who may certify a pupil has a chronic health problem. Adds physician assistants, nurse practitioners, podiatrists and chiropractors. Prohibits school personnel from authorizing absences for or recommending, prescribing...

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CASigned into law 04/2010P-12Healthy School Environments
A.C.R. 145
Encourages schools and districts to take proactive and preventative steps to create healthy school environments, including training staff on best maintenance practices, developing and implementing
self-assessments and indoor environmental quality management pl...

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TNSigned by Governor 04/2010P-12Annual Advisory on MRSA Infections
S.B. 3828
Enacts the "Kristen K. Hunter Infection Control Act," which will require the department of health to issue an annual advisory to the department of education explaining the risks of community associated methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infecti...

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NHSigned into law 04/2010P-12School Air Quality
H.B. 1289
This bill requires annual investigation of air quality in public schools. This bill also requires the department of education to implement the Tools for Schools program in public schools.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/HB1289.html...

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TNSigned into law 04/2010P-12Automated Defibrillator Devices (AEDs)
S.B. 2505
Requires all K-12 public schools to have automated defibrillator devices (AEDs) on-site. Authorizes local education agencies (LEAs) to receive grants and donations to help off-set the cost of AEDs. Classifies misuse or abuse of an AED on school property as dis...

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NYSigned into law 04/2010P-12Influenza Education and Immunizations
A.B. 775
Directs the commissioner of health to annually provide parents of children between 6 months and 18 years of age who are in school with educational materials on influenza and immunizations therefor. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A00775&Summar...

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OKSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Ability to Designate Higher Education Institutions as Tobacco Free
H.B. 2748
Authorizes institutions within the State System of Higher Education to be designated as tobacco free; provides for adoption of a policy by the institution.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2009-10bills/HB/HB2748_ENR.RTF...

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NESigned into law 04/2010P-12Health Screenings
L.B. 713
Requires the department to determine which screenings should be performed and establishes a method for gathering student health data for schools. Allows an exemption from health inspections if a student provides written documentation from a doctor stating that...

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ORSigned into law 04/2010P-12Vision Screening
H.B. 3626A
Directs Department of Education to establish pilot program for purpose of providing comprehensive vision screenings to students; sunsets June 30, 2011; declares emergency, effective on passage. Chapter 88
http://www.leg.state.or.us/10ss1/measpdf/hb3600.dir/hb3...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12Free Vision Screenings
S.B. 144
Amends provisions related to vision screening in schools. Amends provisions to further clarify that free vision screening in schools is for children aged 3 1/2 to 7. Authorizes districts to provide free vision screening for children ages 8 and older, establish...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12Electronic Cigarettes on School Property
H.B. 88
Provides the state board of education may, and local boards and charter schools must adopt rules prohibiting the use, possession or distribution of an electronic cigarette on school property or during school-sponsored activities. http://le.utah.gov/~2010/bills...

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MSSigned into law 03/2010P-12Healthier Schools Initiative
H.B. 1078
Requires the State Department of Education to provide financial incentives to schools receiving recognition through the Healthier Schools Initiative. Requires local school districts to include relevant information on web sites and to provide technical assistan...

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WISigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
School Nurses, Medication Administration
S.B. 414
Relates to school nurses and the administration of drugs to pupils; requires nurses to meet the qualifications for school nurses; includes administration of a nonprescription drug product; relates to such drugs that are supplied by the pupil's parent or guardi...

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MSSigned into law 03/2010P-12Comprehensive Food Service Training
H.B. 1079
Requires the Office of Healthy Schools of the State Department of Education to provide comprehensive training on certain food service practices provided by local school districts. Authorizes the Department to determine the time, location and frequency with whi...

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VASigned into law 02/2010P-12Vaccination Plans
H.B. 270
Requires the Department of Health develop, with input from the localities, a plan for the prompt vaccination of all children who attend a public or private school in the Commonwealth or who are home instructed but subject to vaccination requirements, upon the ...

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WISigned into law 02/2010P-12Human Growth and Development Instruction
A.B. 458
The purpose of the statute on instruction in human growth and development instruction is to encourage all school boards to ensure that pupils in their districts are provided ageappropriate instruction in human growth and development. The Act provides that the ...

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ILSigned into law 01/2010P-12
Postsec.
Automated External Defibrillators
S.B. 1371
Differentiates between an indoor and outdoor "physical fitness facility" owned or operated by a public or private elementary or secondary school, college, university, or technical or trade school. Specifies that an outdoor physical fitness facility must have a...

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NJSigned into law 01/2010Postsec.
Community College
Task Force on Underage Drinking in Higher Education
S.B. 2491
Establishes Task Force on Underage Drinking in Higher Education. Defines membership and duties of task force.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/A1500/1145_I1.PDF...

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WISigned into law 12/2009P-12Protects Health Care Volunteers from Liability
S.B. 80
Relates to liability of volunteer health care providers providing services for a nonprofit agency, a school board or governing body; includes podiatrists, chiropractors, certified dietitians, pharmacy technicians and physical therapists as eligible volunteer h...

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NVRule Adoption 10/2009P-12HEALTH COURSES
NAC 389.2423, .2944, .281, .381, .455
Revises and repeals provisions governing courses of instruction for health.
www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/CHAPTERS.HTMl...

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TXAdopted 10/2009P-12Control of Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Infections
25 TAC 1.97.A.97.7
Amends rules concerning the control of communicable diseases requiring exclusion from schools. Deletes the references to child-care facilities because the department of state health services has no authority to exclude children from child-care facilities. Adds...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Cleaning of Wrestling Equipment
S.B. 212
Authorizes the governing board of each school district maintaining a high school to provide for the annual cleaning and sterilization of wrestling equipment as specified by the superintendent of public instruction and the state board of education. Provides the...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Information about Meningococcal Disease
S.B. 249
Requires the department of public health to develop information about meningococcal disease, including information pertaining to children between the ages of 11-18, by April 2010. Authorizes the state Department of Education to add this information to any heal...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Early Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity Pilot Program
A.B. 627
Provides legislative findings and declarations on nutrition and health in children's early years. Requires the superintendent of public instruction to establish a minimum 12-month pilot program in which selected child care centers and day care homes participat...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Health Emergencies, Certification Requirements
H.B. 2675
Provides that, if a district closes one or more (but not all) schools during a public health emergency, the district may claim a full day of attendance based on the average of the three days of attendance preceding the closure.

Replaces requirement that teach...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12MRSA Prevention in Residential Schools and Juvenile Corrections Centers
H.B. 185
Creates the MRSA Prevention, Control, and Reporting Act to to improve the prevention of infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Establishes prevention, control, and reporting requirements for developmental centers, residential sch...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Application of Lawn Care Products
S.B. 1769
Requires school districts to adopt a procedure to comply with the Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act and the Structural Pest Control Act. Requires licensed day care centers to ensure that products will not be applied to day care center grounds when ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Life-Threatening Food Allergies
H.B. 281
Requires the state board of education, in conjunction with the department of public health, to develop and make available to each school board guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies. Requires each local board to implemen...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Obesity Prevention Initiative Act
H.B. 3767
Creates the Obesity Prevention Initiative Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to organize at least three hearings on the health and social costs of obesity and the need to address the obesity epidemic. Provides the purpose of these hearings is to (1)...

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NCSigned into law 08/2009P-12School Diabetes Care Plans
S.B. 738
Requires boards of directors of charter schools to implement the guidelines adopted by the State Board of Education for the development and implementation of individual diabetes care plans; requires local boards of education and boards of directors of charter ...

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CASigned into law 08/2009P-12Dentistry in the Schools
A.B. 667
From Legislative Counsel's Digest: Existing law requires that pupils of public and private schools, be offered the opportunity to receive, within the school year, the topical application of fluoride or other
decay-inhibiting agent to the teeth. Existing law re...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Cancer Prevention
S.B. 1665
Requires that the Comprehensive Health Education Program include information about cancer, including types of cancer, signs and symptoms, risk factors, the importance of early prevention and detection, and information on where to go for help. Requires an inter...

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OHAdopted 07/2009P-12Integrated Pest Management
OAC 901:5-11-14, -15
Creates new rules relating to integrated pest management standard and pesticide use in schools.
Integrated Pest Management Standard: http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/901/5/11/901$5-11-14_PH_FF_N_RU_20090731_0959.pdf
Pesticide Use in Schools: http://...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Policies to Protect Students with Food Allergies
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.719
Creates new section 3313.719. Directs school districts, community schools, STEM schools and chartered nonpublic schools to adopt written policies to protect students with peanut or other food allergies. Requires that policies be developed in consultation with ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Administration of Prescription Drugs to Students
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.713
Effective July 1, 2011, permits only district employees who are licensed health professionals, or who have completed a drug administration training program conducted by a licensed health professional and considered appropriate by the board, to administer presc...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Health and Safety Inspections
H.B. 1 - Sections 3313.473, 3313.86, 3701.93 through 3701.936
From DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Section 3313.86: Creates new Section 3313.86. Requires school districts, community schools, STEM schools and chartered nonpublic schools to periodically review their policies and procedures to ensure (1) the safety of persons using...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Governor's Advisory Council on Physical Fitness, Wellness and Sports
H.B. 1 - Sections 3701.77, 3701.771 and 3701.772
Repeals 3701.77, which established in the department of health the 15-member governor's advisory council on physical fitness, wellness and sports. Repeals 3701.771, which established the duties of the council. Repeals 3701.772, which related to the awarding of...

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HIVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2009P-12Environmentally-Sensitive Cleaning and Maintenance Products
H.B. 1538
Requires public school facilities to give first preference to the purchase of environmentally-sensitive cleaning and maintenance products. Directs the department of health to maintain a list of products that have been approved by the Green Seal program.
Bill:...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12Reproductive Health and Safety Education
H.B. 88
Removes the requirement that local school administrative units (LEAs) provide only abstinence until marriage education and requires LEAs to provide reproductive health and safety education in grades seven through nine; requires such education to include instru...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12Student Fitness Assessments
S.B. 309
Provides for physical fitness assessments in schools. It is the intention of the legislature to authorize a framework to collect data to assess the status of an expansion program, based upon a pilot program that will utilize a health-related fitness assessment...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Bacterial Meningitis and Postsecondary Compliance Programs
H.B. 4189
Creates new Section 51.9192. Applies to first-time students enrolling in public, private and independent institutions of higher education on or after June 2010, and residing in on-campus housing. Requires such a student to provide a signed certificate evidenci...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Web Site on Special Health Needs
H.B. 1322
Directs the state education agency to establish a Web site for teachers of students with special health needs. Requires the Web site to include information on the treatment and management of chronic illnesses and common food allergies. http://www.legis.state.t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Coordinated School Health Program
S.B. 892
Requires the campus improvement plan of an an elementary, middle or junior high school to set goals and objectives for a coordinated health program based on student fitness assessment data, student academic performance data, student attendance rates, the perce...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Student Concussions
S.B. 348
Requires coaches of school athletic teams to receive annual training on how to recognize symptoms of a concussion and how to seek proper medical treatment for a person suspected of having a concussion; prohibits a coach from allowing a member of a school athle...

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NHSigned into law 06/2009P-12Repeal of Health School Health Committee
H.B. 527
Repeals the coordinated school health committee and requires a report to be submitted detailing the state's efforts in providing health education for pupils in kindergarten through grade 12.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HB0527.html...

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TXAdopted 06/2009P-12Integrated Pest Management in Schools
4 TAC 1.7.7.150, .153
§7.150 is repealed and adopted with new language. Specifies requirements for school districts to follow in implementing an integrated pest management (IPM) program as provided by House Bill 2458 (HB 2458), 80th Regular Legislative Session, 2007. New §7.150 pro...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Phys. Ed. and Health in Elementary Schools
H.B. 983
Requires the Commissioner of Education to conduct an assessment of the physical education capacities of elementary schools and to report to the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs; establishes the Obesity and Chronic Disease Fund, transf...

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CTSigned into law 06/2009P-12Automatic External Defibrillators in Schools
S.B. 981
Concerns the availability of automatic external defibrillators in Schools; saves lives by requiring that: (1) There be an automatic external defibrillator and school staff trained in the use of such defibrillators and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in all Schoo...

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MOSigned into law 05/2009P-12Student Health
H.B. 922
Requires school districts to adopt policies on allergy prevention and response, with priority given to addressing potentially deadly food-borne allergies; relates to allergy management, age- appropriate response, confidentiality of student medical information,...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Waivers for Makeup Days
S.B. 899
Provides that in the event of a natural disaster or serious outbreak of illness affective or endangering students or staff during a school year, the Commissioner of Education may waive for such school year the requirement for 180 days of classroom instruction,...

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NHSigned into law 05/2009P-12Commission on HIV
S.B. 45
Extends by one year the reporting date for the commission to review New Hampshire's statutes on HIV education, prevention, and control.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/sb0045.html...

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ALSigned into law 05/2009P-12Automated External Defibrillator
S.B. 306
Requires that an automated external defibrillator be placed in each public K-12 school in the state. Requires at one employee at each school to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator....

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NESigned into law 05/2009P-12Booster Immunizations for 7th graders
L.B. 464
Amends section 79-217 to require every student entering 7th grade on or after July 1, 2010
to have a booster immunization containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and an acellular pertussis vaccine. The
immunization must meet the standards approved by the Uni...

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NVSigned into law 05/2009P-12Student Weight
A.B. 191
Extends the prospective expiration of the requirement that each school conduct examinations of the height and weight of a representative sample of pupils until a specified date; revises the grades in which the examinations of the height and weight of a represe...

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TXSigned into law 05/2009P-12Adolescent Health
H.C.R. 88
Directs the department of state health Services and the state education agency and all other state agencies that provide information, services or support to adolescents or their parents to seek out opportunities to educate them as to the importance of receivin...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Instructions for Schools Offering CPR Instruction
S.B. 567
Requires school districts that offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or automatic external defibrillator instruction to use instruction developed by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or uses nationally recognized, evidenced-based guidelines...

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NVSigned into law 05/2009P-12Public Health Emergencies
A.B. 112
Establishes provisions relating to public health emergencies; requires the Governor to determine whether a public health emergency or other health event requires a coordinated response if there is an immediate threat to the health and safety of the public; pro...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Psychotropic Drug Policy Reviews
S.B. 1925
As introduced, instructs the state board of education to review district policies on school personnel recommending psychotropic drugs such as Ritalin to treat elementary and secondary school students for behavioral concerns; requires the state board to report ...

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INSigned into law 05/2009P-12Immunizations
S.B. 219
Includes a physician's designee and a pharmacist's designee as persons who may provide immunization data to the immunization data registry; adds a provider's designee and a child placing agency as persons to whom the State Department of Health may release info...

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GASigned into law 05/2009P-12Information about Meningitis
H.B. 300
Requires local school systems to provide information to parents of students in grades 6-12 on meningococcal meningitis disease and its vaccine whenever other health information is provided. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb300.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Outreach Regarding Availability of Insurance
H.B. 1400 - Health Insurance
Requires the superintendent of public instruction and the department of human services to jointly develop a system under which families of children enrolling in the public school system are provided with information regarding state and federally funded health ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Immunizations
S.J.R. 85
Urges department of health to enhance current immunization activities to focus on vaccination of all children ages six months through 18 years of age, as recommended by National Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices. -
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Diabetes Prevention and Health Improvement
H.B. 2270
Makes all schools, instead of just high schools, eligible for grants from the Tennessee center for diabetes prevention and health improvement.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/HB2270.pdf...

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GASigned into law 04/2009P-12Student Health and Physical Education Act
H.B. 229
Enacts the Student Health and Physical Education Act. Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, requires local school systems to conduct an annual fitness assessment for students in grades 1-12 enrolled in a physical education class. Requires individual assessment...

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INSigned into law 04/2009P-12Air Quality
S.B. 440
Requires the State Department of Health to adopt rules concerning indoor air quality in schools and state agencies; provides that after the State Department of Health inspects a school or state agency for indoor air quality as the result of a complaint, the St...

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GASigned into law 04/2009P-12Auto-Injectible Epinephrine
S.B. 8
Authorizes students to possess and self-administer prescription auto-injectable epinephrine. Requires local board policies to include
provisions to protect the safety of all students from the misuse or abuse of auto-injectable epinephrine. Provides a student m...

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OKSigned into law 04/2009P-12Safe Routes to School Program
S.B. 399
Requires the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to establish and implement the Safe Routes to Schools program, a federally-funded program with the goal of increasing physical activity in school-aged children by increasing the number of children walking and ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Physical Fitness Measurement Program
S.B. 879
Requires each local school system to develop and implement an annual physical fitness measurement program; establishes specified program elements for the fitness measurement programs; requires the State Department of Education to take specified steps to suppor...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Health
H.B. 1322
Repeals the program for scoliosis screening in schools. Chapter 41
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202009/1322.SL.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12School Wellness Policy
H.B. 1264; S.B. 879
Authorizes local school systems to develop and implement Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plans to establish baseline student data for the health-related components of physical fitness and to assist students with personal fitness plans; relates to...

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KSSigned into law 04/2009P-12Administration of Medication
H.B. 2008
Concerns the School Medication Aide Act; relates to epinephrine kits, responsibility for maintenance by the Board of Pharmacy, and persons authorized to administer epinephrine to students at school. Chapter 2009-102
http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2010/2008...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
The Clean Air on Campus Act of 2009
H.B. 2007
Enacts the Clean Air on Campus Act of 2009; prohibits smoking on state-supported institutions of higher education campuses to protect students, employees, and visitors at from secondhand smoke on campus.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Bills/HB20...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Sports Safety
H.B. 383
Requires the Kentucky High School Athletics Association, with assistance from the department of education, to staff and coordinate a study of sports safety to be completed no later than October 1, 2009. Identifies areas for the study to review. Sets forth memb...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation
H.B. 2456
Changes the name of the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and allows for moneys from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Fund that are obtained primarily from public grants and private funding sources to be used to...

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CAVetoed 01/2009P-12
Postsec.
Finance and Facilities
A.B. 4A
Relates to sufficient textbook requirements, county superintendent revenue limits, school district building maintenance funding, funding for school and community college districts, pupil retention block grants, charter school block grants, pupil oral health as...

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KYIssued 12/2008P-12Commission on Philanthropy
E.O. 2008-1273
Establishes the state Commission on Philanthropy to explore new opportunities for creative solutions to the state's systemic challenges. Provides for an initial focus on early childhood education and child health....

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ILVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 09/2008P-12Prevalent Student Chronic Health Conditions
S.B. 2685
Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, requires teachers' institutes to include instruction on prevalent student chronic health conditions. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/SB/PDF/09500SB2685lv.pdf
Governor's amendatory veto message (adding section on foo...

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WAAdopted 08/2008P-12SEX EDUCATION
WAC 392-410-140
Amends rules relating to sex education. Provides definition and requirements for providing sex education.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Commission on Children and Youth
H.B. 4456
Creates the Commission on Children and Youth Act. Provides for membership, appointments, goals, recommendations, and reports. Provides that the Early Learning Council must have primary responsibility for development of a five-year strategic plan for children a...

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ILSigned into law 07/2008P-12Health Exams for Students Entering Grade 6
H.B. 5717
Provides that any child who received a health examination within one year prior to entering the fifth grade for a certain school year is not required to receive an additional health examination in order to comply with the provisions of a certain act that requi...

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CASigned by Governor 07/2008P-12Environmental impact
A.B. 2720
Makes technical changes to the California Environmental Quality Act that prohibits an environmental impact report for any project involving the purchase of a schoolsite or the construction of a new elementary or secondary school by a school district unless spe...

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RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Standards-Based PE and Health Curricula
H.B. 7280
Requires that the physical education and health curricula in schools be based on standards set by the state Health Education Framework and the state Physical Education Framework commencing September 1, 2012.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext08/housetext08/...

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LAIssued 07/2008P-12Abstinence Education
Executive Order 22
(Executive Order No. BJ 08-21) Directs the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Governor's Program on Abstinence to promote abstinence education with parents or legal guardians and to develop an aggressive campaign targeting adolescents ages 13-19 and pa...

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LASigned into law 06/2008Postsec.
Community College
Student Immunization Reports
H.B. 187
Requires all public and nonpublic postsecondary education institutions to electronically transmit immunization compliance reports to the department of health and hospitals, office of public health, when the institution operates an existing student-specific ele...

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NHSigned into law 06/2008P-12
Postsec.
School Indoor Air Quality
H.B. 1171
Establishes a commission to study air quality issues in public school buildings; provides for membership and compensation and a report; provides duties include the study of air quality issues in public school buildings and feasibility of implementing air quali...

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NHSigned into law 06/2008P-12Health Curriculum
S.B. 359
Updates the health education curriculum requirements to include instruction on the effects of alcohol and other drugs, child abuse, human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and sexually transmitted diseases on the human system; requ...

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RISigned into law 06/2008P-12Posting of Student Allergy to Peanut
S.B. 2130
Requires boards to require schools to post a notice in a conspicuous place advising if there is a student in the school that has an allergy to peanuts and prohibit the sale of peanuts and peanut based products in the cafeteria if it is known that an enrolled s...

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RISigned into law 06/2008P-12Safe Environments for Students with Food Allergies
H.B. 7463
Directs public schools to develop a policy to provide a safe environment for students with peanut, tree nut, or other food allergies; provides for an individual health care plan and an emergency health care plan to be signed by nurses, parents and health care ...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Vaccinations
H.B. 178
Effective with the 2009-2010 school year, requires students to provide evidence of vaccination against meningococcal disease as a condition of entry into 6th grade at a public or nonpublic school or home study program. Authorizes waivers for religious or other...

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DESigned into law 06/2008P-12Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors
H.B. 416
Enables the Governor to assure terms of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Board of Directors are staggered by appointing members to terms as needed; adds a licensed medical physician to the Board as a voting member and a 3rd school board...

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DESigned into law 06/2008P-12Eligibility for Free or Reduced Health Insurance
H.B. 286
Requires local school districts, vocational or technical school districts, and the Department of Health and Social Services to take advantage of the right afforded by Title 7, Part 245 of the Code of Federal Regulations for school districts and state agencies ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12School Breakfast Programs
H.B. 623
Requires expansion of the school district breakfast programs to middle and high schools; sets prices for school meals and for provision of the universal free school breakfast; authorizes the Department of Education to develop incentive program to encourage stu...

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SCSigned into law 06/2008P-12Debrillators in High Schools
H.B. 3723
Requires each school district to develop and implement an external defibrillator program for each high school which requires that such a defibrillator is provided on the grounds of each high school, that district employees and volunteers reasonably expected to...

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LABecame law without governor's signature 06/2008P-12Information on Human Papillomavirus
H.B. 359
Requires school boards to provide information on human papillomavirus and immunization against it to the parents of students in grades 6-12. Requires such information to describe the link between HPV and cervical cancer, how HPV is spread and where a person ma...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Immunization against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
H.B. 581
Effective with the 2009-2010 school year, requires each person entering the sixth grade in any school in the state to present evidence of immunity to or immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp...

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OKSigned into law 06/2008P-12School Health Coordinators Pilot Program
H.B. 3395
Directs the State Department of Education to contract with a statewide school health program to establish a School Health Coordinators Pilot Program in which a maximum of six school health educators would assist school districts and Health and Fit School Advis...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Immunization Compliance Reports
H.B. 184
Requires the chief administrators of all public and private elementary and secondary schools, kindergartens, colleges, universities, proprietary schools, vocational schools and licensed day care centers to electronically transmit immunization compliance report...

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ILSigned into law 06/2008P-12
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Community College
Heartsaver AED Fund
H.B. 1058
Makes nonpublic schools eligible for matching grants from the department of public health's Heartsaver AED Fund to help purchase Automated External Defibrillators. Provides that any school, college or university applying for the grant cannot receive more than ...

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VTSigned into law 06/2008P-12Self-Medication
H.B. 748
Permits students with life-threatening food allergies or other life-threatening chronic illnesses to possess and self-administer life-saving medications on school grounds, at school-sponsored activities, and during school-related programs occurring before or a...

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COSigned into law 05/2008Postsec.
Community College
TB Screening for Higher Education Students
S.B. 44
Concerns tuberculosis screening for higher education students; allows each college and university in the state to create a tuberculosis screening process which may include a questionnaire, and education policy, a clinical review process and follow-up testing p...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Self-Administration of Medication
H.B. 2239
Requires local boards to adopt a policy that permits the self administration of inhaled asthma medication by a student for treatment of asthma and self administration of anaphylaxis medication; requires a parent or guardian of such student to provide the schoo...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12Defibrillators in Schools
H.B. 1031
Requires each public high school with an interscholastic athletics program to have at least one functioning automated external defibrillator on site for use during emergencies. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb1031.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 05/2008P-12Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
S.B. 473
Requires the State Department of Education to require local school systems to utilize passive parental consent before administering the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey designed to identify and document certain behaviors and conditions including ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Quality Afterschool Opportunities Act
S.B. 1612
Creates the Quality Afterschool Opportunities Act to Reduce Childhood Obesity and Improve Academic Performance; directs the State Department of Health to establish certain grant program; directs the Department to develop application process, set eligibility re...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Physical Activity
S.B. 1186
Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the Board must require, as a condition of accreditation, that public elementary schools provide to students in full-day kindergarten and grades one through five, in addition to other requirements set forth, an average ...

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TNSigned into law 04/2008P-12Defibrillators in Schools
H.B. 2775
Encourages LEAs to place automatic external defibrillators in schools; placement of such devices shall be within LEA's existing fiscal resources; classifies misuse or abuse of AED on school property by a student as misconduct that will subject student to disci...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Health Services in a Family Resource or Youth Services Center
H.B. 640
As funding becomes available, authorizes a supplemental grant program to fund the employment of a licensed physician or nurse to provide health services, including supplemental classroom instructional services related to health, in a family resource or youth s...

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NYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Choking Risk in Children
A.B. 9471
Requires the department of health to establish criteria for determining which foods and food products may pose a significant choking risk in children. Requires the department to produce and distribute educational materials on food choking risks, precautions, a...

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IASigned into law 04/2008P-12Eye Examinations
S.F. 2251
Relates to student eye care; requires certification of the performance of an eye examination, and submission of the results of such examination, when a child is enrolled in kindergarten; provides that school districts may encourage a student to receive an eye ...

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COSigned into law 04/2008P-12School District Wellness Policies
H.B. 1224
Encourages school districts to expand their local wellness policies to adopt goals for emphasizing healthy choices and lifestyles, including physical education (PE), nutrition, and mental health counseling; expands the Comprehensive Health Education Act to inc...

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NESigned into law 04/2008P-12Funding for School-Based Health Clinics
L.B. 469
Allows funding from the Health Care Cash Fund to be used for school-based health clinics (formerly prohibited).
http://uniweb.legislature.ne.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Slip/LB469.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Dental Screenings
H.B. 186
Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, requires a screening by a dentist, physician or registered nurse and a student dental health certificate for elementary or secondary enrollment. Requires a child to be referred to a licensed dentist if a dental screeni...

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OKSigned into law 04/2008P-12Defibrillators
S.B. 923
Mandates that automated external defibrillators be made available in schools if funding is available; authorizes such defibrillators available at high school athletic practices and competitions; provides immunity from liability to school districts; provides fo...

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AZSigned into law 04/2008P-12Diabetic students
S.B. 1229
Relates to policies and procedures adopted by a school district or charter school for diabetes management and administration of glucagon to diabetic pupils in school classrooms, on school grounds, and at school sponsored activities; relates to designation by a...

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MDSigned into law 04/2008P-12Task Force on Student Physical Fitness
S.B. 955
Establishes a Task Force on Student Physical Fitness in State Public Schools; provides that the task force shall study the advisability of requiring all public schools to provide a minimum amount of physical activity or education to students, the effects on ch...

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NYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Administration of Nebulizers
S.B. 6641
Requires a school nurse or physician to administer nebulizers in accordance with a student's patient specific order. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S06641&sh=t...

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WASigned into law 04/2008P-12
Postsec.
Student Health Insurance Outreach Pilot Project
S.B. 5100
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to solicit six pilot districts to implement a project to inquire whther students attending their schools have health insurance. Districts selected must include urban and rural areas, and eastern and western Was...

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IASigned into law 03/2008P-12Dental and Lead Screenings
S.B. 2111
Requires local boards to annually submit evidence by June 30 that students attending schools in their jurisdictions (public or private) have met dental screening requirements. Requires local boards and private school directors to submit -- within 60 days of th...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Mental Health Awareness
S.B. 640
Adds mental health education and awareness to the list of topics that shall be covered in family life education curricula.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?081+ful+CHAP0417...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Epinephrine Auto-Injector
H.B. 101
Provides that a school, school board, or school official may not prohibit or dissuade a teacher or other school employee from possessing, storing, administering, or receiving training to administer an epinephrine auto-injector; requires schools to make an emer...

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WVSigned into law 03/2008P-12High School Health Ed. Curriculum
H.B. 4124
Adds education concerning CPR and first aid to the health education curriculum to students in grades six to 12.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2008_SESSIONS/RS/BILLS/HB4124%20ENR%20SUB.htm...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Administration of Prescription Medication
S.B. 271
Relates to administration of prescription drugs; allows a person employed in a school for students with disabilities to administer prescription medication to a student if the person has satisfactorily completed a training program and has obtained written autho...

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TNSigned into law 03/2008P-12Hearing Exams
S.B. 2583
Present law allows a local education agency (LEA) to use revenues from gifts, grants, and state and local appropriations to provide an eye examinations for any child with a need for such examination but whose parent or guardian is unable to afford it. Under th...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Physical Fitness
H.B. 242
Requires local school boards to incorporate into their local wellness policy as a goal a minimum of an average of 150 minutes of physical fitness for all students. Such program may include any combination of (i) physical education classes, (ii) extracurricular...

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AKAdopted 02/2008P-12IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED
4 AAC 06.055
Adds one new immunization and expands the age-range for another immunization required for entry into a state public school. Updates the name of the exception reporting agency. Adds a new section that allows up to 30 days of provisional enrollment for homeless ...

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NJSigned into law 01/2008P-12School Nurses
S.B. 2905
Clarifies that in nonpublic schools the school nurse would be required to recruit and train volunteer designees to administer epinephrine to students when the nurse is not physically present.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/PL07/229_.PDF...

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LAAdopted 12/2007P-12School Health Forms
LAC 28:CXV.1145
Amends sections of Bulletin 741-Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators concerning school health forms. Establishes standardized health forms to eliminate the duplication of information submitted to schools and school nurses on health information and scre...

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MASigned into law 12/2007P-12
H.B. 413
Establishes a task force within the department of education to examine hygienic procedures pertaining to school band instruments to prevent the spread of contagious diseases such as tuberculosis.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/185/ht00pdf/ht00413.pdf...

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MASigned into law 12/2007P-12Hygenic Procedures Pertaining to Instruments
H.B. 413
Establishes a task force within the department of education to examine specified hygienic procedures pertaining to band instruments to prevent the spread of contagious diseases such as tuberculosis.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/185/ht00pdf/ht00413.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2007P-12Health
S.B. 624
Relates to the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act that prohibits the furnishing of tobacco products to, and the purchase of tobacco products by, a person under the age of 18 and requires the Department of Health Services to take primary responsibility...

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IAAdopted 10/2007P-12School Nurse, School Guidance Counselor
IAC 281-12.2(256), 12.3(11), 12.4(12)
Requires that each school district have a school nurse and a qualified (i.e., licensed by the Board of Education Examiners) guidance counselor. Requires a definition of and standards for an articulated sequential kindergarten through grade 12 school counseling...

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ILVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 10/2007P-12Eye Examinations
S.B. 641
In the section concerning health examinations and immunizations, provides that all children enrolling in kindergarten or enrolling for the first time in a public, private, or parochial school must have an eye examination. Provides that if the child fails to pr...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12student health
S.B. 533
Relates to vaccinations. Adds pneumococcus to the list of childhood diseases for which the Legislature intends the eventual achievement of total immunization. Adds pneumococcus to the list of childhood disease a pupil must be immunized prior to admission to an...

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OHSigned into law 10/2007P-12PE Standards
H.B. 119 - Physical Education Standards
Requires the state board to adopt standards for physical education in grades K-12 developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education or to adopt its own physical education standards in those grades. Requires the department of education to h...

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NYAdopted 09/2007P-12Diagnostic Screenings
Title 8 NYCRR Part 117
Amends regulations regarding diagnostic screenings of students who are new entrants to school or who have low test scores on the statewide third grade English language arts or mathematics assessment. Specifies that diagnostic screening must include a determina...

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IASigned into law 09/2007P-12Blood Lead Test
H.F. 158
Requires children to receive a blood lead test by age six or prior to enrollment in an elementary school. Strongly encourages parents to have their child tested for elevated blood lead levels by age two. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?ca...

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ORAdopted 09/2007P-12Health and Physical Education
OAR 581-022-1210
Adds health and physical education to list of curriculum defined by state content standards. ...

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NYSigned into law 08/2007P-12Nebulizers in Schools
S.B. 6074
Requires every school district and board of cooperative educational services to provide and maintain a nebulizer on-site in every public and private school building in which full- or part-time nurse services are provided. Provides nebulizers must be made avail...

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NYSigned into law 08/2007P-12Idling of School Bus Engines
S.B. 5973
Requires the commissioner of education to promulgate regulations requiring school districts with a significant number of children with asthma, and those other school districts deemed appropriate by the commissioner, to minimize the idling of school bus engines...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Health Data Task Force
S.B. 547
Provides that a Health Data Task Force be convened to create a system for public access to integrated health data. Requires the state superintendent of education or his/her designee to serve on the task force. Directs the task force to produce a plan focusing ...

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NYSigned into law 08/2007P-12Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act
A.B. 4051
Enacts Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act. Directs the commissioner to establish an anaphylactic policy for school districts for the prevention of anaphylaxis and during a medical emergency resulting from anaphylaxis. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Green Cleaning Schools Act
H.B. 895
Creates the Green Cleaning Schools Act. Requires the Green Government Coordinating Council, in consultation with other agencies and interested stakeholders, to establish and amend on an annual basis guidelines and specifications for environmentally-sensitive c...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Training in CPR and Using a Defibrillator
H.B. 258
Amends the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act. Requires the state board of education, subject to appropriation, to establish and administer a matching grant program to pay for half of the cost a school district incurs in training t...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Integrated Pest Management
H.B. 425
Relates to Integrated Pest Management Programs. Provides that required notification that such program is not economically feasible must be given within one year of the adoption of this act and every 5 years thereafter. Provides that each school or day care cen...

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NJSigned into law 08/2007P-12Virus Prevention Campaign
S.B. 2286
Requires distributing information about human papillomavirus to parents and guardians of seventh to twelfth graders and to pediatricians; establishes a public awareness campaign.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/PL07/134_.PDF...

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ILSigned into law 07/2007P-12
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Smoking Ban in Schools and Dormitories
S.B. 500
Creates the Smoke Free Illinois Act. Prohibits smoking in schools and student dormitories of both public and private postsecondary institutions. Requires "No Smoking" signs to be posted and ashtrays to be removed in each public place and place of employment wh...

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NYSigned into law 07/2007P-12Dental Health Certificates
S.B. 1239
Provides a dental health certificate must be requested when a student enrolls in a school, or at any time local school authorities feel such a request would promote the child's educational interests. Requires that such dental health certificate contain a repor...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Self-Administration of Medication
S.B. 1040
Requires that school district boards adopt policies and procedures relating to self-administration of medication by students with asthma or severe allergies; exempts certain school personnel from liability in a criminal action or for civil damages when assisti...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Tobacco Free Schools
S.B. 1086
Requires local boards to adopt written policies prohibiting the use of tobacco products by any person in public school buildings and school facilities, on the public school campus and in or on other school property.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bi...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Reduction in Diesel Emissions
H.B. 2172
Requires the Environmental Quality Commission to establish a goal to reduce excess lifetime risk of cancer due to exposure to diesel engine emissions to no more than one case per million individuals by 2017. In setting the goal, the commission is required to i...

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RISigned into law 07/2007P-12Pesticide Applications
S.B. 560
Protects children from exposure to lawn care pesticides by prohibiting the application of such at schools and day care centers; requires a committee be formed to assist with the reports required; the department of health and the department of elementary and se...

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RISigned into law 07/2007P-12Peanut Allergies: Safety Issues
H.B. 5671
Requires schools to post a notice in a conspicuous place advising if there is a student in the school that has an allergy to peanuts; prohibits the sale of peanuts and peanut based products in the cafeteria if it is known that an enrolled student has a peanut ...

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TNSigned into law 07/2007P-12Eye Examinations
S.B. 152
If the parent or guardian of a child with a need for an eye examination is unable to afford such an examination, an LEA of a county or municipality may use revenues from gifts, grants and state and local appropriations to provide such eye examinations. Distric...

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RISigned into law 07/2007P-12Pilot Program: Physical Exercise, Weight Control
H.B. 5900
Establishes a pilot program to develop curriculum in communities of several cities and towns to encourage physical exercise and promote healthy weight levels in children incorporating a combination of exercise and nutrition plans that may include, but shall no...

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ORSigned into law 06/2007P-12Steroids, Performance-Enhancing Substances
S.B. 517
Prohibits school district employees, contractors and volunteers from selling, marketing, distributing, endorsing or suggesting steroid or performance- enhancing substances to students; directs Department of Education and school districts to include information...

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RISigned into law 06/2007P-12Healthier Beverages, Snacks
H.B. 5050
Requires all senior high schools that sell or distribute beverages and snacks on their premises, including those sold through vending machines, to offer healthier beverages and snacks effective 1/1/08; takes effect upon passage.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Pu...

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NCSigned into law 06/2007P-12Instruction in Lawful Abandonment of Newborn Baby
H.B. 485
Requires local boards of education to ensure that students in grades nine through twelve receive annual health instruction including information about the manner in which a parent may lawfully abandon a newborn baby with a responsible person.
http://www.ncga.s...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12Providing Health Care to Students
H.J.R. 200
Directs the Education Oversight Committee to hold hearings on the demands placed upon public schools in providing health care to students.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/HJR0200.pdf...

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NHSigned into law 06/2007P-12External Defibrillator Advisory Commission
H.B. 911
Establishes an automated external defibrillator advisory commission. It is the legislature's intent to encourage all schools to obtain and maintain automated external defibrillators at appropriate school locations for the safety and protection of students and ...

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ORSigned into law 06/2007P-12Task Force on School Nurses
H.B. 2773
Creates a Task Force on School Nurses to study the availability of nursing services in schools and the feasibility of expanding existing services and to recommend a plan to establish school nurses as a mandated service in all schools.
http://www.leg.state.or.u...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Coordinated Health Program
H.B. 3618
From bill analysis: Student populations along the Texas-Mexico border suffer from high rates of Type 2 diabetes and are at an increased risk for becoming obese.Creates a bilingual coordinated health program in certain school districts along the border. The bil...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Physical Examinations
A.B. 354
Requires a physical examination before the completion of the first year of enrollment in elementary school. Requires examinations of height and weight of a representative sample of pupils. Authorizes the board of trustees of a school district to adopt a policy...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12Immunization Information System
A.B. 410
Existing law requires the immunization of children in public schools, private schools and child care facilities in certain circumstances. Requires the department of health and human services to establish an immunization information system.
http://www.leg.state...

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NCSigned into law 05/2007P-12Provision of HPV, Other Information
S.B. 260
Ensures that educational materials are provided so that schools provide information to parents and guardians concerning cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia, human papillomavirus and the vaccines available to prevent these diseases; provides that local boards o...

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TNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Health and Safety
H.B. 337
Requires the department of education to consider, in reviewing the lifetime wellness curriculum, instruction in school safety issues. Encourages the department to collaborate with the University of Tennessee in developing school safety instructional materials ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12Notice of Immunizations Needed; Translation Requirement
H.B. 1059
Sec. 38.019. IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS PROGRAM. Requires the Department of State Health Services to prepare a list of the immunizations required for admission to public schools and of any additional immunizations the department recommends for school- age children...

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IASigned into law 05/2007P-12Dental Screenings
H.F. 906
Requires children to have a dental screening as a condition of enrollment in elementary or high school; provides for exceptions. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&frame=1&GA=82&hbill=HF906...

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TXBecame law without governor's signature 05/2007P-12HPV Immunization
H.B. 1098
Prohibits requiring immunization against human papillomavirus (HPV) as a condition for admission to any elementary or secondary school. All contrary executive orders of the governor are preempted by the bill. The bill requires that educational material about H...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12
H.B. 1116
Requires an individual to have training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, removing obstructions to a person's airway and the Heimlich maneuver before obtaining an initial license as a teacher.

Creates a new chapter on care of students with diabetes. Requires...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12HPV Included in Course Materials
H.B. 1379
The bill requires the inclusion of additional information regarding human papillomavirus in course materials related to sexually transmitted diseases in the model public health education program for school-aged children developed by Department of State Health ...

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VTSigned into law 05/2007P-12All-Age Access to Smoking Cessation Programs
H.B. 113
Allows youth to access and consent to state smoking cessation programs.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/DOCS/2008/BILLS/PASSED/H-113.DOC...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Statewide Hearing Loss Education Intervention Coordinator
H.F. 2245 [Hearing Loss Intervention]
Specifies duties of the Statewide Hearing Loss Education Intervention Coordinator. (Section 7)
http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H2245.2.html&session=ls85...

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INSigned into law 04/2007P-12Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection
S.B. 327
Directs the state department of health to provide a school that enrolls grade 6 female students with information on cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The information must include:
(1) The latest scientific information on the immuni...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12HPV Information
H.B. 1802
Provides that, beginning with sixth grade entry, every public and private school in the state shall provide parents and guardians with information about human papillomavirus disease and its vaccine at the beginning of every school year. The information about h...

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NDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Automated External Defibrillators
S.B. 2313
Requires the state superintendent to purchase and distribute automated external defibrillators (AEDs. From the Fiscal Note: SB 2313 allocates $400,000 to be used to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for all school buildings and provides minima...

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TNSigned into law 04/2007P-12Immunization of Homeless Students
S.B. 1965
Requires the Commissioner of Education to report annually to the House and Senate Education Committees the number of homeless children who enrolled in public school without immunization or proof of immunization and the average length of time required for these...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Sexual Health Education
S.B. 5297
By September 1, 2008, every public school that offers sexual health education must assure that it is medically and scientifically accurate; age appropriate; appropriate for students regardless of gender, race, disability status, or sexual orientation; and incl...

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MTSigned into law 04/2007P-12Self-Adminstered Epinephrine
S.B. 289
Allows students to carry and self-adminster prescribed epinephrine in school for severe allergies.
http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2007/billhtml/SB0289.htm...

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MDSigned into law 04/2007P-12HPV Vaccine Task Force
H.B. 1049; S.B. 774
Establishes a Task Force on the HPV Vaccine; provides for the membership and staffing of the Task Force; provides that the members of the Task Force may not receive compensation but are entitled to a specified reimbursement; provides for the duties of the Task...

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NMVetoed 04/2007P-12HPV Vaccine in School-Based Clinics
S.B. 1174
Relates to health care; provides for the Human Papillomavirus vaccine in school-based clinics.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB1174.pdf...

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AKPassed 04/2007P-12health insurance
S.J.R. 1
Do pass., Relates to reauthorization of federal funding for children's health insurance; encourages the Governor to support additional funding for and access to children's health insurance. (S.J.R. 1)
http:/www.legis.state.ak.us...

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MSSigned into law 04/2007P-12Mississippi Healthy Student Act
S.B. 2369
Requires a minimum period of physical activity-based instruction for students in K-8 and requires one unit of physical education for high school graduation. Effective for 2008-09 school year, local school wellness plans must promote physical activity, healthy ...

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VASigned into law 04/2007P-12Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Requirement
H.B. 2035, S.B. 1230
Requires females to receive three doses of properly spaced human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in order to attend a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school, child care center, nursery school, family day care home or developmental center. The fi...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007P-12School Nurse Program
H.B. 1132
Establishes and provides funding for a school nurse program under department of education, run by the office of healthy schools. Specifies nurses responsibilities and duties of the office of healthy schools. Establishes a special fund known as the school nurse...

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FLIssued 03/2007P-12Establishing the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness
E.O 07-52
Establishes the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness to develop a state plan of action to increase physical fitness through regular exercise and sound nutrition practices among Floridians of all ages and to reduce the rate of obesity and resulting chronic di...

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KYSigned into law 03/2007P-12Crohn's Disease Awareness
H.C.R. 141
Urges the state department of education to work with local school systems to ensure that educators are aware of the impact that living with Crohn's disease and irritable bowel disease has on students with the condition. Provides that educators should also be a...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007P-12Immunization Against Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
S.B. 2859
Requires the state board of health to develop regulations to ensure that all children enrolled or enrolling in a state licensed child care center receive age-appropriate immunization against invasive pneumococcal disease.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/docu...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Concept-Based Fitness Class
S.B. 2354
Amends graduation requirement of one-half unit of physical education during each school year to include the following: Once every
four years the unit must be a concept-based fitness class that includes instruction in the assessment, improvement, and maintenanc...

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VAPassed 03/2007P-12Childhood Obesity Joint Subcommittee
H.J. 637
This joint resolution of the legislature establishes a joint subcommittee to study childhood obesity in Virginia's public schools. The subcommittee shall ascertain methods of combating childhood obesity in Virginia public schools and examine the relationship ...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12Medication Administration for Life Threatening Conditions
H.B. 61
Requires school districts to permit students to possess and self-administer medication required for potentially life threatening conditions upon parental verification and district notification. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/HB0061.pdf...

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VASigned into law 02/2007P-12Combatting Childhood Obesity & Chronic Health Conditions
H.B. 2214, S.B. 974
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the state Health Commissioner to work together to combat childhood obesity and other chronic health conditions that affect school age children. This bill is identical to SB 974, which was also signed into l...

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VASigned into law 02/2007P-12Childhood Obesity
H.B. 2214, S.B. 974
Relates to childhood obesity; requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Health Commissioner to work together to combat childhood obesity and other chronic health conditions that affect school age children.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/...

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TXIssued 02/2007P-12HPV Vaccinations
Executive Order RP 65
Requires the Department of State Health Services to make the HPV vaccine available through the Texas Vaccines for Children program for eligible young females up to age 18, and the Health and Human Services Commission to make the vaccine available to Medicaid-e...

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DEAdopted 12/2006P-12Student Physical Fitness Assessment
Title 14 Sec 503
Requires each local school district and charter school to assess the physical fitness of all students at least once in elementary, in middle and in high school. DELAWARE 1930
http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/title14/500/503.shtml#TopOfPage...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Prescription Medications
S.B. 164
Permits students of school districts, community schools, and chartered nonpublic schools to carry epinephrine medication approved by the students' physicians and parents; grants immunity to school districts, community schools, and chartered nonpublic schools a...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Information on Diabetes in Schools
A.B. 2226
Requires each school district to provide a type 2 diabetes information sheet developed by the Department of Education to the parent or guardian of incoming 7th grade pupils.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2201-2250/ab_2226_bill_20060913_chaptered.pd...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12School Health Centers
A.B. 2560
Requires the Department of Health Services to establish a Public School Health Center Support Program to perform a specified functions relating to the establishment, retention or expansion of school health centers in the state, in collaboration with the State ...

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NYSigned into law 09/2006P-12Children's Mental Health Advisory Board
S.B. 6672
Establishes the children's mental health advisory board to promulgate and monitor the implementation of a children's mental health plan. Requires the incorporation of social and emotional development of children into elementary and secondary school educational...

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NYSigned into law 08/2006P-12Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Booster Vaccinations
S.B. 7421
Requires children born after January 1, 1990 to have booster vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis upon entering the 6th grade....

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NYVetoed 08/2006P-12Centers of Excellence in Culturally and Linguistically Competent Mental Health
A.B. 9593
Directs the office of mental health to establish two centers of excellence in culturally competent mental health to investigate and disseminate the best practices for the delivery of culturally competent mental health services to underserved populations affect...

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NCSigned into law 07/2006P-12Vision Screening
H.B. 2699
Requires vision screening for children entering kindergarten.
http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H2699v5.html...

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VARule Adoption 07/2006P-12Standards For Accrediting Public Schools
8 VAC 20-131-10 thru -320 non seq.
Amends regulations establishing standards for accrediting public schools in Virginia. The amendments include additional options for students to meet the requirements for graduation; change the methodology for calculating accreditation ratings; create greater ...

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AZApproved by voters 07/2006P-12Early Childhood Development and Health Initiative
V. 18 (Prop. 203)
(PROPOSITION 203 I-16-2006) Increases funding for early childhood development and health programs. Purpose is to improve quality and increase access to early childhood development activities. Also will increase access to preventative health care programs and ...

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NYVetoed 07/2006P-12Dental Health Certificates
A.B. 6640
Requires every child enrolling in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or first grade in a public elementary school to present a dental health certificate. Dental health certificates must contain a report of a comprehensive dental examination performed on such child...

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NYSigned into law 07/2006P-12Immunization Against Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
A.B. 8761
Requires immunization against invasive pneumococcal disease of every child in this state born on and after January 1, 2005 beginning with enrollment in any public, private or parochial child caring center, day nursery, day care agency, nursery school, kinderga...

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NCSigned into law 07/2006P-12Schoolchildren's Health Act
H.B. 1502
Enacts the schoolchildren 's health act. Provisions relate to: (1) sealing arsenic-treated wood in playgrounds and testing the soil on school grounds for contamination; (2) reducing students' exposure to diesel emissions from school buses; (3) studying mold an...

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DESigned into law 07/2006P-12Student Physical Fitness Assessments
H.B. 372
Requires the Department of Education to develop a regulation requiring each local school district and charter school to assess the physical fitness of each student at least once at the elementary, middle and high school level. The regulation would also outline...

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DESigned into law 07/2006P-12Physical Education Pilot Program
H.B. 471
Provides for a physical education/physical activity pilot program in at least six of Delaware's elementary, middle or high schools; requires the department to provide technical assistance in the development and any training related to implementation; provides ...

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DESigned into law 06/2006P-12Health Advisory Council for physical education
S.B. 289
Relates to the creation of a statewide Health Advisory Council, as recommended by the Physical Education Task Force, to provide advice and guidance to the Department of Education regarding current and future physical education and physical activity programs in...

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LASigned into law 06/2006Postsec.Meningitis Vaccinations
H.B. 768
Directs the secretary of the department of health and hospitals to establish a priority of cohorts of students to be vaccinated in order to minimize the possibility of an outbreak of meningococcal disease. Provides that the first priority cohorts are first-tim...

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NJSigned into law 06/2006P-12Distribution of Meningococcal Meningitis Fact Sheet
S.B. 1461
Requires department of health and senior services to develop an educational fact sheet concerning meningococcal meningitis; directs the commissioner of education to distribute the fact sheet to parents and guardians of students in grade 6 through 12 at the sta...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Adoption Awareness
S.B. 111
Requires inclusion of adoption awareness in health course or another course required for high school graduation. Provides that adoption awareness is required instruction in nonpublic secondary schools in a manner that is the sole discretion of the nonpublic se...

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NYDied 06/2006P-12Skin Cancer Prevention
S.B. 4090
Requires the education department to establish a comprehensive program on the prevention of skin cancer to be incorporated into the curricula of each school grade....

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FLSigned into law 06/2006P-12Lead Poisoning Information
S.B. 1324
Relates to a educational program on lead poisoning prevention and literature on childhood lead poisoning, lead screening of children, lead screening records maintenance, the reporting of cases of lead poisoning, policies and strategies to prevent and treat obe...

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AZSigned into law 06/2006P-12Physical Education Pilot Program
H.B. 2140
Provides that the department of education shall establish a two-year physical education pilot program consisting of schools and high schools from counties with specified populations and poverty levels; includes charter schools; requires participating schools t...

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AKSigned into law 06/2006P-12Recommending or Refusing Psychotropic Drugs
S.B. 48
Prohibits public schools from denying students access to programs or services because a student's parent has refused to place the student on psychotropic medications, get a psychiatric evaluation or seek psychiatric or psychological treatment. Defines what com...

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NYSigned into law 06/2006P-12Children's Environmental Health and Safety Bill of Rights Act
A.B. 6905
Enacts the Children's Environmental Health and Safety Bill of Rights Act. Directs the Commissioners of Health, Education and Environmental Conservation and an advisory committee established by the Commissioner of Health to develop programs and regulations to p...

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LASigned into law 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Meningitis Vaccination as Prerequisite for Course Registration
H.B. 154
Requires students admitted to a postsecondary education institution for the first time to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease as a condition of registration for courses at such institution. Requires every public and nonpublic postsecondary education i...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Meningococcal Disease
S.B. 448
Requires all city, parish or other local public school boards to provide certain healthcare information on meningococcal disease to parents and guardians. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=399132...

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MAAdopted 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Student Health Insurance Program
114.6 CMR 3.00
Implements the statutory requirement that students enrolled inMassachusetts institutions of higher education participate in a qualifyingstudent health insurance program. Sets forth the minimum benefit levels andrequired services for student health insurance pl...

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MOSigned into law 05/2006P-12Auto-Injectible Epinephrine
H.B. 1732
Includes auto-injectible epinephrine for anaphylactic shock as a permissible self-administered medication. Specifies necessary conditions for self-administration including a written treatment plan, proof that a student has demonstrated the skill required, and ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Physical Activity Requirement for Schools
H.B. 3750
Requires LEAs to incorporate at least 30 minutes of physical activity three times a week into the instructional school day for elementary and secondary school students.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/HB3750.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 05/2006P-12Epinephrine Auto-Injector
S.B. 2898
Adds the requirement that a school permit a pupil to use an epinephrine auto-injector in provisions that require a public or nonpublic school to permit the self-administration of medication by a pupil with asthma. Amends the State Mandates Act to require imple...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Students with Life-Threatening Allergies and Chronic Illnesses
H.B. 611
Directs the commissioner of education, with the commissioner of health to annually inform superintendents and principals of appropriate practices regarding students with life-threatening allergies and chronic illnesses; and prepare and distribute policies, tra...

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ILSigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Smoking Ban in Dorms
S.B. 2465
Provides that smoking is prohibited in any portion of a building used in whole or in part as a student dormitory that is owned, operated or otherwise utilized by a public or private institution of higher education. Provides the the prohibition does not apply t...

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ILSigned into law 05/2006P-12Educational Materials on Meningitis
S.B. 2728
Requires the Department of Public Health to develop educational materials on meningitis for distribution in elementary and secondary schools. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/SB/PDF/09400SB2728lv.pdf...

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WISigned into law 05/2006P-12Use of Inhalers in Private Schools
A.B. 1132
Provides that no private school or private school employee is civilly liable for injury to a pupil caused by a private school employee who prohibits a pupil from using an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the student was not allowed to p...

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CTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Physical Health Plans for Students
S.B. 204
Promotes the physical health needs of students; allows local and regional boards of education to adopt guidelines to coordinate services and programs in order to address the physical health needs of students; provides that school boards may implement them by t...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Homeless Students and Immunization
S.B. 3918
Prohibits school districts from denying admission to homeless children for lack of proof of immunization.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/SB3918.pdf...

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COSigned into law 05/2006P-12School-based Health Clinics
H.B. 1396
Creates a grant program in the prevention services division of the department of public health and environment for the purpose of providing grants to school-based health centers; directs the division to develop criteria for the grants in consultation with scho...

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COSigned into law 05/2006P-12Student Medicaid Eligibility
H.B. 1270
Establishes a demonstration project to authorize qualified public school personnel to make determinations of eligibility for medicaid and the children's basic health plan; directs the executive director of the department of health care policy and financing to ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Guidelines for Students w/ Allergies
H.B. 2442; SB 2883
Requires the department of education in conjunction with the department of health to develop and make available to each LEA guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening allergies; requires the LEAs to implement plans based on the guidelines ...

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IASigned into law 04/2006P-12Healthy Children Task Force
S.B. 2251
Directs the department of education and the department of public health to convene a healthy children task force to:
a. Assess current policies and statutes affecting the health of children, specifically physical activity, physical education, food and nutriti...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12School Health Coordinators
H.B. 613
Requires each county board of education to designate a school health services program coordinator; permitting a county board to authorize the county health department to designate the coordinator; requires the coordinator to carry out specified duties; require...

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VASigned into law 04/2006P-12Minimum Requirements for Immunization for Children
S.B. 116
Sets out the minimum requirements for the immunization of children for the state board to include in their regulations. The requirements bring the Commonwealth in line with the Immunization Schedule developed and published by the Centers for Disease Control an...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12Meningitis Disease and Vaccine
H.B. 475
Requires a school district to provide information on meningococcal meningitis disease and its vaccine to parents and guardians of students in grades 6 through 12 if other health information is also provided, and lists information to be included; requires the D...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12Health Education
H.B. 589
Encourages public schools to include age-appropriate education on the risks associated with exposure to ultraviolet rays within the existing health curriculum. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/06RS/HB589/bill.doc...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Hepatitis C Education and Awareness
H.B. 540
Requires the Department of Public Health to develop a statewide education, awareness and information program on hepatitis C, which may be incorporated into other existing health education programs. Provides that the program may include material to specifically...

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MESigned into law 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
Health Coverage for College Students
S.B. 777; LD 2014
Requires individual and group health insurance policies to continue coverage for dependent children up to 24 years of age who are unable to maintain enrollment in college due to mental or physical illness if they would otherwise terminate coverage due to a req...

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WVSigned into law 04/2006P-12Body Mass Index
S.B. 785
Changes the requirement that body mass index measures be taken of all students in grades four through eight and high school students enrolled in physical education courses to a requirement that body mass index data be collected and reported on a sample number ...

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WISigned into law 03/2006P-12Information on Meningococcal Disease
A.B. 589
2005 Wisconsin Act 221 requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to make available to school districts, private schools, and charter schools information about meningococcal disease, including the causes and symptoms of the disease, how it is spread, ...

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WISigned into law 03/2006P-12Volunteer Health Care Provider Program
A.B. 829
Expands the Volunteer Health Care Provider Program to include provision of services to students from 4- year-old kindergarten to grade 6 in public elementary schools, charter schools and private schools that participate in the Parental Choice Program. Expands ...

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IASigned into law 03/2006P-12Obesity Prevention Program
S.B. 2124
Establishes a nutrition and physical activity community obesity prevention grant program. Provides that the purpose of the program is to increase the physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption of targeted elementary school students, with a long-ter...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12Automatic External Defibrillators
H.B. 1106
Relates to automatic external defibrillators; allows persons who provide emergency medical services to use an automated external defibrillator without requiring a certificate; removes the use of an automatic or semiautomatic defibrillator from the definition o...

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WVSigned into law 03/2006P-12Ratio of School Nurses
S.B. 53
Changes ratio of school nurses to students in enrollment.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2006_SESSIONS/RS/BILLS/SB53%20SUB2%20enr.htm...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006P-12Urges Use of Prevention Dimensions Curriculum
H.C.R. 3
Strongly urges education in the public education system to utilize Prevention Dimensions, the state's Safe and Drug Free School curriculum to education students regarding substance abuse; strongly urges the citizens of the state to increase their awareness of ...

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WVSigned into law 03/2006P-12Individual Diabetes Care Plans
H.B. 2548
Relates to establishment of individual diabetes care plans for students with diabetes by county boards of education; requires the state board to adopt guidelines for the development and implementation of individual diabetes care plans on or before January 1, 2...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12Local School Wellness Plans
H.B. 319
Directs local school districts to establish local school health councils to provide guidance on the development and implementation of a local school wellness plan.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2006/html/HB/0300-0399/HB0319SG.htm...

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NJIssued 12/2005P-12Steroid Use
Executive Order No. 72
Executive order No. 72 addresses many of the Governor's Task Force on Steroid Use and Prevention. Directs the Department of Education to work with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association to develop and implement a program of random testing fo...

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CAVetoed 10/2005P-12School Wellness Policies
S.B. 567
This bill would require local educational agencies that participate in specified federal school lunch programs to establish
and implement a local school wellness policy. This bill would require local educational agencies that are subject to this
requirement to...

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CASigned into law 10/2005P-12High School Athletes and Use of Steroids
S.B. 37
Prohibited substances. The bill would prohibit specified dietary supplements from being used by a pupil participating in interscholastic high school sports 60 days after specified information is posted on the State Departmentof Education's Internet Web site. ...

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CASigned into law 10/2005P-12Content Standards for Health Education
H.B. 689
Existing law requires the State Department of Education to incorporate nutrition education curriculum content into the health
curriculum framework at its next revision, with a focus on pupils' eating behaviors. This bill would require the state board to adopt,...

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CASigned into law 09/2005Community College
Postsec.
Health Supervision and Services Fees for Community College Students
A.B. 982
An act to amend Section 76355 of the Education Code, relating to community colleges. Expresses findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to the funding of student health services in the California Community Colleges. Deletes the provision exem...

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NYSigned into law 09/2005P-12Immunization
S.B. 3165
Provides that each school shall require that every child entering or attending such school shall produce proof of immunization in accordance with the public health law. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S03165&sh=t...

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NYRule Adoption 09/2005P-12School Health Services
Title 8 NYCRR 136.1 - 136.3
Implements and otherwise conforms the commissioner's regulations to L. of 2004, ch. 477. NEW YORK REG 17638 (SN)

http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2005/sept28/pdfs/Rules.pdf...

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PAActive 09/2005P-12Pennsylvania Growth Screening Program
Health Program
A Pennsylvania Department of Health Program. Pre-existing school health regulations require that a school nurse or teacher conduct height and weight measurements of students annually and that every effort be made to determine the pattern of growth for each chi...

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ILVetoed 08/2005P-12School Wellness Policies
H.B. 733
Requires the State Board of Education to establish a state goal that all school districts have a wellness policy consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, which include the following:
(1) nutrition guidelines for all foods sol...

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NYSigned into law 08/2005P-12Cleaning products in schools
S.B. 5435
Requires the procurement and use of environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products in elementary and secondary schools; defines terms;authorizes the commissioners of general services and education to promulgate necessary rules and regulations. htt...

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NYSigned into law 08/2005P-12Using school space to improve student access to health
S.B. 5352
Provides for the utilization of school space to improve student access to health, dental and mental health clinic services through interagency collaboration. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=s5352...

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NYVetoed 07/2005P-12Sun exposure and instruction regarding skin cancer
H.B. 8737
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to protection from sun exposure and instruction regarding skin cancer.

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08737&sh=t...

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AKSigned into law 07/2005P-12Self-Medication
H.B. 85
An Act relating to self-administration and documentation of certain types of medication prescribed to a child attending school....

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NYSigned into law 07/2005P-12
H.B. 236
Requires instructions regarding the correct use of an automated external defibrillator be included as a part of the health education curriculum in all senior high schools when cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction is being provided. In addition to the r...

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NYSigned into law 07/2005P-12Asthma Medications
H.B. 2767
Establishes a protocol to allow school districts to maintain asthma treatment agents as stock medication, in response to the epidemic of pediatric asthma. ...

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CTSigned into law 07/2005P-12Pesticide Applications
S.B. 916
Defines "pesticide" and adds an emergency exception to the pesticide application prohibition at day care centers. The exception includes emergency applications to address mosquitoes and stinging insects. ftp://159.247.160.79/textofbill/s/2005SB-00916-R04-SB.ht...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Health Program Recognition
H.B. 1541
Requires the state board of education to establish a school health recognition program that: (1) publicly identifies those schools that have implemented programs to increase the level of physical activity of their students; (2) publicly identifies those schoo...

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RISIGNED BY GOVERNOR 07/2005P-12
Postsec.
Performance Enhancing Dietary Supplements
H.B. 6277
Prohibits a high school or public or private university or college from accepting any sponsorship or other payment from a performance-enhancing dietary supplement manufacturer to promote such manufacturer's performance-enhancing dietary supplement. Requires de...

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RISigned into law 07/2005P-12Modifications to Mercury Reduction and Education Act
H.B. 6598
Extends the implementation dates for several provisions of the Mercury Reduction and Education Act. In addition, it would clarify the definitions of certain products regulated by the act....

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HISigned into law 07/2005P-12Asbestos Testing
H.B. 1295
Requires the Department of Education (DOE) to conduct asbestos tests prior to renovations or painting of school facilities at all DOE schools. Directs DOE to maintain a record of all students at King intermediate who may have been exposed to asbestos

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Health and Physical Activity Mandates
S.B. 146 (Sections K-
Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year and thereafter, requires all public elementary and secondary schools to:
(1) Encourage and motivate children of all physical abilities to participate in physical activity for the purpose of allowing all children to reach...

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MODELIVERED TO SECRETARY OF STATE 06/2005P-12Model School Wellness Program
H.B. 568
The department of elementary and secondary education shall establish a "Model School Wellness Program", and any moneys appropriated, other than general revenue, by the general assembly for this program shall be used by selected school districts to establish sc...

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RISigned into law 06/2005P-12Health and Wellness
H.B. 5563, S.B. 565
Gives school committees (boards) the authority to address the health and wellness of students and employees and to establish a subcommittee to decrease obesity and address school health and wellness policies for students and employees. Requires strategic plans...

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MTRule Adoption 06/2005P-12School Immunization Requirements
ARM New Rules I thru III, 37.114.701, .702, .704, .705, .708, .709, .710, .715, .716, .720, .721
Establishes rules regarding school immunization requirements. MONTANA REG 4718 (SN)...

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CTVetoed 06/2005P-12Healthy Food at Schools
S.B. 1309
Clarifies that K-5 daily physical exercise requirement must include at least 20 minutes of exercise per full school day in addition to any physical education requirements.

Authorizes every local and regional board of education to establish a School Wellness C...

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CTSigned into law 06/2005P-12Students with Life-Threatening Allergies
S.B. 1312
Requires the department to develop and make available guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies. Requires the guidelines to include: (1) Education and training for school personnel on the management of students with life-th...

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SCSIGNED BY GOVERNOR 06/2005P-12Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Act
H.B. 3582
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Act addresses circumstances relating to children and lead poisoning. Revises requirements. Affects child care facilities. http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess116_2005-2006/prever/3582_20050526.htm...

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TNSIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 06/2005P-12Indoor Air Quality
S.B. 641
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49 and Title 68, relative to indoor air quality and mold in schools Encourages each district to conduct an inspection and evaluation program, such as the Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality Tools...

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MNSigned into law 06/2005P-12
S.F. 232
A secondary student may possess and use nonprescription pain relief in a manner consistent with the labeling, if the district has received a written authorization from the student's parent or guardian permitting the student to self-administer the medication....

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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12Students with Diabetes
H.B. 984
The bill adds Chapter 168, Health and Safety Code to establish provisions relating to the care of public school elementary and secondary school students with diabetes.  Requires an individualized health care plan for any student who will seek care for diabetes...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12Anabolic Steroids
H.B. 3563
Requires the University Interscholastic League (UIL) to develop an educational program for students engaged in extracurricular athletic activities by September 1, 2005. Requires UIL to commission a survey during the 2005-06 school year to gather data on illega...

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SCSigned into law 06/2005P-12Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards
H.B. 3499
Adds Chapter 10, entitled Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards. Applies to elementary schools. Sets the amount of physical education instruction that each student in kindergarten through fifth grade must receive each week on a ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12Health, Nutrition and Physical Education Guidelines
S.B. 42
From bill analysis: This Act allows for the expansion of physical activity requirements to middle and junior high schools, up to the eighth grade; encourages the use of nationally recognized health and physical education guidelines; directs the reporting of in...

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TNSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.
Community College
Smoke-Free Institutions
S.B. 757
With respect to public institutions of higher education, upon the adoption of smoking policies by the administrative head of such institution, the administrative head is not required to provide an indoors smoking area in each student dormitory or other facilit...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12CPR and Heimlich Maneuver
S.B. 618
Allows schools to offer instruction in the Heimlich maneuver to students in physical education classes; requires districts to ensure that a minimum of one certified teacher and one noncertified staff member at each school site receives training in cardiopulmon...

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FLSigned into law 05/2005P-12Self-Administration of Epinephrine
H.B. 279
Authorizes a K-12 student who has experienced or is at risk for life-threatening allergic reactions to self-administer epinephrine by auto-injector at school, on school grounds or at school functions with prior parental and physician authorization. Requires th...

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FLVetoed 05/2005P-12Psychotropic Medication
H.B. 209
Defines term "psychotropic medication." Prohibits a recipient of state funds from requiring student to be prescribed or administered psychotropic medication as condition of receipt of educational services. Requires that, before a student is evaluated for the p...

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SCSigned into law 05/2005P-12Student Individual Health Care Plan
S.B. 144
Requires districts to adopt policy requiring a student with special health care needs to have an individual health care plan that allows stuents to self-administer medication and to require parents to provide medical information and approval for self-medicatio...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12Notification of Meningoccal Meningitis Vaccines
S.B. 326
Requires public and nonpublic schools to distribute materials concerning meningococcal meningitis and its vaccines. Requires the department of education to develop the material to be distributed. Provides for medication possessed by a school for administration...

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AKSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Immunization of Postsecondary Students for Meningitis
H.B. 185
Requires a postsecondary educational institution in the state to provide written notice to each student who intends to reside in campus housing before the student's initial period of residence. Requires written notice to include information on the seriousness ...

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TNSIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 05/2005P-12Health Report Card on Children
H.B. 445
Amends Title 49, Chapter 6 and Title 68. Authorizes local districts to implement a program that identifies public school children who are at risk for obesity. Such programs would use volunteers to determine students' body mass indexes, provide each student's p...

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TNSIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 05/2005P-12Healthy Lifestyles
H.J.R. 88
Resolution urging the state board, in cooperation with all local education agencies, to develop and implement a curriculum of instruction which will enable students to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle habits. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/curre...

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TNSIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 05/2005P-12Childhood Obesity
H.J.R. 85
Resolution urges the Department of Health and the Department of Education to develop and implement a suitable program, one which
accommodates increased physical activity, reduced vending machine usage, and enhanced dietary lunches, for Tennessee's elementary,...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Student Self-Administration of Epinephrine
S.B. 1309
Authorizes local boards to adopt policies allowing students diagnosed with anaphylaxis to carry and self-administer emergency medications, including auto-injectible epinephrine while at school and school-sponsored activities. Specifies related provisions and p...

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WAParitally Vetoed 05/2005Postsec.Meningococcal Immunizations
H.B. 1463
Requires schools to provide information on meningococcal immunization....

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WAto governor 05/2005P-12Meningococcal Disease
H.B. 1463
Requires that public and private schools provide the parents and guardians of students with information about meningococcal disease at the beginning of every school year. http://www.leg.wa.gov...

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NV(H) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 43. 05/2005P-12Self-administering prescribed medications
H.B. 182
AN ACT relating to pupils; requiring a principal or a school nurse of a public school to allow pupils to self-administer prescribed medications for asthma and anaphylaxis under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto...

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VTSigned into law 05/2005P-12Mercury in Schools
S.B. 84
One section of this bill (§ 7109) deals with mercury in schools. After July 1, 2006, no school in Vermont may use, or purchase for use, in a primary or secondary nonvocational education program, any of the following:  elemental mercury, chemicals containing me...

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GASigned into law 05/2005P-12Athletic Trainers
H.B. 217
Relates to athletic trainers; amend Chapter 5 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to athletic trainers, so as to require that students, teachers, or other persons who serve as athletic trainers for a public or private elementary sch...

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ORAdopted 05/2005P-12School-Based Health Services
OAR 410-133-0000, -0040, -0060, -0080, -0090, -0100, -0120, -0140, -0160, -0180, -0200, -0220, -0280, - 0300, -0320, -0340
Amends rules regarding School-Based Health Services (SBHS). Relates to the requirements and operations for conducting SBHS. Describes the Medicaid covered services available to Medicaid eligible students receiving Health Services on a fee-for-service basis whe...

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WVSigned into law 05/2005P-12Healthy Foods, Physical Education Requirements
H.B. 2816
Adds a new article, designated §5-1E-1, §5-1E-2, §5-1E-3, §5-1E-4 and §5-1E-5; and amends and reenacts §18-2-6a and §18-2-7a, all relating to promoting healthy lifestyles; creating a Healthy Lifestyles Office in the Department of Education and the Arts; establ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Asthma Drugs
H.B. 143
Requires each public school system to adopt a policy authorizing a student to possess and self- administer specified medication pertaining to the student's asthma or other airway-constricting disease while in school, at school-sponsored activities, or on schoo...

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NCTo governor 04/2005P-12Student Asthma Medications
H.B. 496
Requires local school boards to adopt policies permitting students diagnosed with asthma to possess and self-administer certain asthma or anaphylaxis medications.

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H496v4.html...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Districts
S.B. 1122
Requires school employees' administration of prescription or other medicine to a minor student to occur only on the parent's written request or authorization. States that a district, a charter school or employees thereof are immune from civil liability for th...

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AZVetoed 04/2005P-12Privacy in Schools
S.B. 1270
Bars a teacher, principal, counselor or other district or charter school employee, unless the parent is notified in writing and provides written consent to the disclosure of the information requested, from:
(1) Undertaking or contracting to undertake any behav...

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WASigned into law 04/2005P-12Vision Exams
H.B. 1951
Requires the Department of Health (DOH) to convene a work group to reevaluate and make recommendations for changes to procedures for visual screening of students in public schools. Directs the work group to consider the benefits of complete eye examinations fo...

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MDRule Adoption 04/2005P-12State Board Of Education
COMAR 13A.02.06.02, 13A.0801.01, .08.02.01
Revises the Maryland Student Records System Manual (MSRSM) as a result of recent changes regarding health and graduation requirements. State assessments, prekindergarten requirements, kindergarten and prekindergarten phase-in dates, enrollment and transfers, a...

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MTSigned into law 04/2005P-12Asthma Self Medication
H.B. 396
Allows asthma self medication in schools.

http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2005/billhtml/HB0396.htm...

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KSBecame law without governor's signature 04/2005P-12
H.B. 2247 (section 6)
Requires every accredited school to teach the subjects and areas of instruction adopted by the state board of education as of January 1, 2005. Requires every accredited high school to also teach the subjects and areas of instruction necessary to meet the gradu...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12Self Administration of Medication
S.B. 10
Sets parameters for self-administration of medication. Notes: http://www.kslegislature.org/supplemental/2006/SN0010.pdf
Full text: http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-bills/showBill.do?id=38826...

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COSigned into law 04/2005P-12Asthma And Anaphylaxis Treatment Plans
S.B. 156
Authorizes a student with asthma, severe allergies or another related, life-threatening condition to possess and self-administer prescribed medications during school, while at school-sponsored activities, or while in transit to or from school or school-sponsor...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Department of Health and Environment
H.B. 2264
Concerns the department of health and environment; relates to the director of health; concerns infectious and contagious diseases, use of quarantine and isolation for minors and persons over 18 or emancipated minors who refuse vaccination, requires tuberculosi...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Pupil Breathing Medication
H.B. 2229
Permits students authorized by a licensed health care professional to possess and self-administer breathing medication in handheld inhaler devices.
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2229...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12Food and Beverages
S.B. 154
Requires the state board to develop nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages made available to public school students during the school day. Requires the state board of education to consult with other state agencies, private foundations and other priva...

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MDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Student Health Promotion Act of 2005
S.B. 473
Requiring each county board of education to include the importance of physical activity as part of instruction in health education; requiring all vending machines in public schools to have and use a timing device in accordance with specified policies.

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Student Medications
H.B. 2976
Allows a student to carry and use an asthma inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine, or both, while in school, at an on-site school-sponsored activity, or at an off-site school-sponsored activity with parental written authorization and appropriate medical docum...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Administration of Emergency Medication
H.B. 88 § 2
Requires every public and private and parochial school to have on duty during the entire school day at least one school employee who has met the requirements of a school health professional under KRS 156.502 to administer glucagon subcutaneously to a diabetic ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2005P-12Students Medication Administration
S.B. 275
Allows public school students to carry and self- administer asthma medication and emergency anaphylaxis medication.

http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/SB0275.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Self Injected Epinephrine
H.B. 1743
Adds self-injected epinephrine to those medications that public school students diagnosed with asthma or anaphylaxis, may self-administer under certain conditions; provides that school and health department personnel supervising the administration of this medi...

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VASigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Higher Education Vaccination for Hepatitis B
S.B. 712
Provides that full time students enrolled for the first time in any four year public institution of higher education shall be vaccinated against hepatitis B unless the student signs a waiver that he has received and reviewed information on hepatitis B and the ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Arkids First Program
H.B. 1895
Establishes a program to inform students in local school districts about the Arkids First Program. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1895.pdf
ARKids First home page: http://www.arkidsfirst.com/home.htm...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Self-administration of medication for the treatment of asthma
S.B. 2163
AN ACT to create and enact a new section to chapter 15.1-19 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to students' possession and self-administration of medication for the treatment of asthma and anaphylaxis...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Health and Nutrition in Schools
S.B. 172
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, requires each school to limit access to no more than one day each week to retail fast foods in the cafeteria, whether sold by contract, commercial vendor, or otherwise.

Requires every district to appoint a food servic...

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NDTo governor 03/2005P-12High School Units
H.B. 1048
Changes what each public and nonpublic high school must make available to each student In order to be approved by the superintendent of public instruction from one-half unit of health and one-half unit of physical education during each school year, to just one...

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WYSigned into law 02/2005P-12Self Administered Asthma Medication
S.F. 109
Requires school districts to permit students to possess and self administer inhaled asthma medication; imposes requirements; delegates duties to the Department of Education....

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ILSigned into law 02/2005P-12Heartsaver Automated External Defibrillator
S.B. 2216
Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law. Authorizes the Department of Public Health to make matching grants to any public school, public park district, public college or university required to have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)...

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SDSigned into law 02/2005P-12Student Tuberculosis Screening
S.B. 39
Repeals the requirement for tuberculosis screening for school students and employees. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2005/bills/SB39enr.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 02/2005P-12Student Small Pox Immunization
H.B. 463
Requires students to be immunized against chicken pox subject to certain exceptions....

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MASigned into law 12/2004P-12Diabetic Student Treatment
S.B. 2231
Authorizes self-monitoring and treatment of students with diabetes. Notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, no school district shall prohibit students with diabetes from possessing and administering glucose monitoring tests an...

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DERule Adoption 12/2004P-12K-12 Comprehensive Health Education Program
14 DAC, 851
Reauthorizes the K-12 Comprehensive Health Education Program. Establishes rule making each school district have a sequential, skill-based K-12 Comprehensive Health Education Program which provides a foundation of understanding the relationship between personal...

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PASigned into law 11/2004P-12Student Asthma Medications
H.B. 1113
Directs school districts to establish policies regarding student possession and self-administration of certain asthma medications. Requires a written request from the parent regarding the order of the physician, school nurse or physician assistant....

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Exclusion of Children of Filthy or Vicious Habits or Suffering from Contagious Diseases
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Repeals law that authorizes a school district governing board to exclude children of filthy or vicious habits, or children suffering from contagious/infectious diseases and repeals law requiring periodic reviews of decisions to exclude such children. http://ww...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Health Screening Reporting Requirements
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 15: Existing law requires every school district or private school that has children enrolled in the 1st grade to report by January 15 of each year to the county child health and disability prevention program, the State Department of Health Services, and t...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Health Services Authorization Affidavit
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Section 12: Existing law deems a pupil to have complied with the residency requirements for school attendance in a school district if the pupil meets specified requirements, including, among others, that the pupil lives in the home of a caregiving adult that i...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Curriculum Excusal on Religious Grounds
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Provides that if any part of a school's instruction in health conflicts with the religious training and beliefs of a parent or guardian of a pupil, the pupil, upon the parent or guardian's written request, shall be excused from the part of the instruction that...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Teen Parents in Foster Care Act
S.B. 1178
Creates the Teen Parents in Foster Care Act. Provides ways in which families of dependent minor parents may be preserved, by assisting such parents in raising their children, and participating in school and extracurricular activities. Encourages the state and ...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Pupil Health: Self-Administration of Medication
S.B. 1912
Authorizes a pupil to carry and self-administer auto-injectable epinephrine medication if the school district receives a written statement from the physician detailing the method, amount and time schedules by which the medication is to be taken and a written s...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Pupil Health: Self-Administration of Medications
A.B. 2132
Authorizes a pupil to carry and self-administer inhaled asthma medication if the school district receives certain statements regarding same. Requires the statements to be provided to the district at least annually and more frequently under certain conditions. ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Air Pollution: Schoolbus Idling at Schools
A.B. 2644
Codifies regulations adopted by the State Air Resources Board that establish toxic control measures to limit schoolbus idling and idling at schools. Makes any violation subject to civil and administrative penalties and specifies the maximum civil penalty and t...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Pupils Health: Vision Appraisal
S.B. 1692
Requires that if a vision appraisal is conducted by a school district, each pupil is to receive a notice and questionnaire regarding pupil vision. Sets forth the text of the notice and the methods by which the department must develop the questionnaire. Provide...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Hypodermic Needles and Syringes
S.B. 1159
Makes it unlawful to discard or dispose a hypodermic needle or syringe on the grounds of a playground, beach, park, or any public or private elementary, vocational, junior high, or high school. Makes a knowing violation of this prohibition a crime. http://www....

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MASigned into law 09/2004P-12Enzyme Supplements
H.B. 4409
Allows students with cystic fibrosis to self- administer prescription enzyme supplements; provides that no school district shall prohibit students with cystic fibrosis from processing and administering prescription enzyme supplements in accordance with Departm...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Schools: Irradiated Foods
A.B. 1988
Specifies that before school may serve irradiated foods, the district must: (1) Take formal action permitting the use of irradiated foods.
(2) Make all of the following information available in any appropriate form to pupils and their parents:
(A) The purpose ...

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NYSigned into law 09/2004P-12Chicken Pox Vaccine
S.B. 7690
Requires children born on or after January 1, 1994 and December 31, 1997 to be immunized against chicken pox (varicella) by the time they enter the sixth grade. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S07690&sh=t...

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NYSigned into law 09/2004P-12Safe Routes to School Program
A.B. 10057
Relates to establishing the safe routes to school program by the Department of Transportation; provides that money provided by the federal government pursuant to section 152 of title 23 of the United States code be given to localities, through the state Depart...

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NYSigned into law 09/2004P-12School Health Services
A.B. 11317
Relates to the provision of school health services; requires school health services shall be provided by each school district for all students in public schools; amends provisions relating to employment of health personnel in school, requirements of health cer...

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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12Comprehensive Sexual Health and AIDS Prevention
A.B. 1925
Requires, if instruction in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention will be taught by outside consultants, or if that instruction is to be given in an assembly by guest speakers, a school district to notify the parent or guardian of a pup...

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CAVetoed 08/2004P-12Pupil Immunization
A.B. 1822
Prohibits governing boards of public and private schools and child care facilities from unconditionally admitting pupils who have not been fully immunized against mumps who have not reached the age of 7 years. Prohibits the governing authority from uncondition...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12Obesity
S.B. 2940
Amends the School Code and the Illinois Health Statistics Act. Provides that health examinations shall include the collection of data relating to obesity, including at a minimum, date of birth, gender, height, weight, blood pressure, and date of exam. Provides...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12Student Dental Exams
H.B. 752
Requires all children in specified grades in public, private and parochial school to have a dental examination. Provides that a school may hold a child's report card if a child in a certain grade fails to produce proof of a dental examination. Provides for a w...

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NYSigned into law 08/2004P-12Urinal and Toilet Deodorizers Sale and Use
S.B. 6143
Prohibits the purchase or use of urinal or toilet deodorizers containing paradichlorobenzene in any public or private school buildings. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S06143&sh=t...

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OKSigned into law 08/2004P-12Healthy and Fit Kids Act of 2004
S.B. 1627
Requires each school to establish a Healthy and Fit Kids advisory committee to study and make recommendations to the school principal regarding:1. Health education; 2. Physical education and physical activity; and 3. Nutrition and health services. http://ww...

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MASigned into law 07/2004Postsec.
Community College
Student Meningococcal Immunizations
S.B. 2159
Requires student immunization against meningococcal disease; includes public and private colleges, universities and public and private secondary schools that provide certain housing; requires certificate of immunization prior to matriculation; provides an exem...

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MASigned into law 07/2004P-12Meningitis Immunization Awareness
S.B. 2155
Relates to meningitis immunization awareness; requires all public and private secondary school, public and private universities, day care centers and youth camps to distribute to the parent or guardian of any child in their care information regarding the risk ...

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ALRule Adoption 07/2004P-12Delegation by School Nurses
AAC 610-X-6-.06
Establishes rules reducing the minimum training hours for unlicensed school personnel from 24 to 12 in order for the school nurse to delegate assistance with medications. http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/UpdatedMonthly/VolXXIIN8/p315.htm#T2...

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NYSigned into law 07/2004P-12Immunization Requirements for School Children
A.B. 11306
Requires children entering school or day care to be immunized against pertussis and tetanus; authorizes adult immunization programs; relates to state aid for immunization.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=a11306...

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NYSigned into law 07/2004P-12School Admission Immunization Requirement
S.B. 2594
Requires child to be immunized against chickenpox for admission to 6th grade. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S02594&sh=t...

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CAVetoed 07/2004P-12School Safety Plans
S.B. 1177
Encourages a school site council to consider, when it next reviews and updates its school safety plan, gun violence prevention in health education programs in high schools. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/sen/sb_1151-1200/sb_1177_bill_20040702_enrolled.html...

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MASigned into law 07/2004P-12Vision Screening
S.B. 687
Relates to the requirement of vision screening for kindergarten students; provides that parents and guardians shall present certification that the child has passed an approved vision screening test; requires proof of a comprehensive eye exam and recommendation...

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NCTo governor 07/2004P-12Parental Notification of Meningitis Vaccines
S.B. 444
Ensures that educational materials are provided so that public, private and charter schools can provide information to parents and guardians concerning meningococcal meningitis and influenza and their vaccines at the beginning of each school year. http://www.n...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12Physical Fitness in Schools
S.B. 871
Relates to the physical activity and nutrition of students. Identifies childhood obesity as a growing problem in Louisiana. Identifies benefits of regular physical activity and healthy eating habits. States purposes of this section are: (1) To promote, encou...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12Standard School Health Forms
S.B. 826
Requires the secretary of the health and hospitals department to create an advisory board to establish a standard health form for schools, in order to eliminate the duplication of information submitted to schools and school nurses relative to immunizations, il...

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RIPassed 07/2004P-12Environmental Health And Safety
H.B. 8109
(Joint Resolution) Creates a twenty-four (24) member special joint commission, whose purpose it would be to develop a comprehensive statewide plan that would effectively coordinate information, initiatives, and to identify resources, training and educational n...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004P-12Health and Fitness Assessment
H.B. 7900
Changes a reference for cognitive testing to an assessment in the area of health and fitness education; deletes the requirement that the commissioner make an annual report to the governor and the general assembly on the administration of the health education a...

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NHSigned into law 06/2004P-12Parental Refusal to Administer Drug
H.B. 551
Establishes that further study is needed to determine the biological or medical reasons for administering psychotropic drugs, such as Ritalin, to students in public schools, preschools, and childcare centers and to investigate the research documenting the medi...

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CTSigned into law 06/2004P-12School Nurses and Medication in Schools
H.B. 5429
Requires each local regional board of education that allows a school or other licensed nurse to administer medicine or that allows a student to self-administer medicine shall adopt written policies and procedures that shall be approved by the school medical ad...

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ALSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Hepatitis B Vaccinations
H.J.R. 709
Encouraging all college age students to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp...

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HISigned into law 05/2004P-12Smoking/Tobacco Products on School Property
H.B. 2871
Creates a safe and healthy school environment by prohibiting any person from smoking tobacco products on school property and at any school- sponsored functions regardless of location; provided that affected public employees shall be provided breaks for smoking...

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GAVetoed 05/2004P-12Athletic Trainers
H.B. 1394
Provides that students, teachers, or other persons who serve as athletic trainers for a public or private elementary school or high school in this state must be licensed as an athletic trainer;provides an exception for a student-trainer, assistant- trainer, or...

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TNTo governor 05/2004P-12School Assistance with Diabetes Care
S.B. 2122
Permits local public and private school boards to train school personnel who volunteer to assist students with diabetes care; requires the departments of health and education, with approval of the board of nursing, to develop guidelines for student diabetes ca...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004P-12Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
H.B. 358
Requires the State Department of Education to establish procedures for the administration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey; authorizes the department to omit certain survey questions; requires the...

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ALSigned into law 05/2004P-12Urges Instruction in Healthy Lifestyle Choices
S.J.R. 97
Urges schools to provide instruction on healthy lifestyle choices including programs for physical education; urges restrictions on granting waivers for physical education. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp...

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KSSigned into law 05/2004P-12Multiple Provisions
S.B. 304
Concerns the computation of the amount of state financial aid received by school districts that consolidate;
establishes the Center for Innovative School Leadership; establishes membership requirements of school site councils, allows self-administration of ast...

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AZVetoed 04/2004P-12Mental Health Evaluations and Medications
S.B. 1278
Prohibits school employees from requiring pupils to undergo psychiatric or psychological evaluations or to use psychiatric medication in order to attend school; provides for parental consent to administer medication, health exams and transport of pupils to tre...

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HISigned into law 04/2004P-12Student Asthma Self-Medication
H.B. 2198
Allows student self-administration of asthma medication by inhaler or nebulizer. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb2198_hd1_.htm...

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NHSigned into law 04/2004P-12Daily Physical Activity for Pupils in Schools
H.B. 1352
Requires school districts to recommend daily physical activity to pupils....

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COSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Meningitis Information
S.B. 57
Concerns the provision of information on meningococcal disease to students at postsecondary institutions. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont2/b4b3641b6712e14987256de1006a0dfc?OpenDocument&Click=87256D6C00679B13.b925f7d822283ac087256dd3003...

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WISigned into law 04/2004P-12HIV Testing
S.B. 230
Authorizes an employee of a school district, cooperative educational service agency, charter school, private school, the State Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the State Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, or a social work...

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OHSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.Vaccination Requirement
H.B. 142
Establishes a requirement that institutions of higher education require students living in on- campus housing to be vaccinated for meningitis or obtain a waiver of the Vaccination Requirement....

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IASigned into law 04/2004P-12Asthma Medication
S.F. 2177
Creates new section requiring local boards and authorities of nonpublic schools to allow students to possess and self-administer asthma medication under specified conditions. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billb...

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TNSigned into law 04/2004P-12Education
S.B. 2286
Concerns education; requires, under certain circumstances, each LEA to allow certain students to carry and self-administer asthma medications....

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IDSigned into law 03/2004P-12School Policy on Medical Inhalers
H.B. 632
Requires local school boards to adopt a policy governing medical inhalers and self- administration of medication by a pupil for asthma or other potentially life-threatening respiratory illness. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0632.html...

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WVSigned into law 03/2004P-12Asthma Medication
H.B. 4271
Requires all schools to permit students to self administer asthma medication....

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MESigned into law 03/2004P-12Emergency Medical Help
H.P. 136
Ensures that emergency medical help is available to all school children and personnel; relates to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/LD017701-1.asp...

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INSigned into law 03/2004P-12Hepatitis B
H.B. 1133
Requires every child who enters grade 9 and grade 12 to be immunized against hepatitis B until July 1, 2008. Prohibits the prevention of a child from enrolling in, attending, or graduating high school for the sole reason that the child was not immunized agains...

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UTSigned into law 03/2004P-12Asthma Medication by Pupils in School
S.B. 32
Directs a public school to permit a student to possess and self- administer inhaled asthma medication if certain requirements are met; requires written parental authority; provides the Department of Health to create forms for parental and health provider state...

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12Foods And Beverages Sold At Public Schools
S.B. 5436
Regards foods and beverages sold and served on public school campuses; requires the development of a model policy regarding access to nutritious foods, opportunities for developmentally appropriate exercise and accurate information relates to these topics....

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MESigned into law 03/2004P-12Use of Asthma Inhalers by Students
H.P. 1290
Requires a public school or private school approved for attendance purposes by the Department of Education to adopt a written local policy allowing students to possess and self-administer asthma inhalers and epinephrine pens in the school; requires that a scho...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Custodial and Maintenance Care for Schools
S.B. 53
Establishes criteria for custodial and maintenance care for school facilities. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB53.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12School Nurses
H.B. 1141
Relates to school nurses; provides for an appropriate school nurse- to-student ratio to effectively meet the health care needs of school children; provides for funding to school districts based on a certain formula. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Legislative Health Advisory Committee
H.B. 1121
Amends the appointment structure of the legislative health advisory committee; coordinates efforts to combat inadequate healthy care on the educational performance of children. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1121.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12School Nurse
H.B. 1070
Requires one full time or the proportionate share of one full time school nurse in each school district. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1070.pdf...

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ORRule Adoption 01/2004P-12Mercury Elimination Policies
OAR 581-021-0023
Adopts rule pertaining to Mercury Elimination Policies. Implements the statutory requirement that the State Board adopt rules to eliminate the use and purchase of elemental mercury, mercury compounds and mercury added instructional materials by public elementa...

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NJSigned into law 01/2004Postsec.Meningococcal Vaccinations for Full-Time Students
A.B. 1546
Requires meningococcal vaccinations for full-time students at institutions of higher education....

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Student Health Report
H.B. 1011
Requires schools to include as part of a student health report to parents an annual body mass index percentile by age for each student. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1011.pdf...

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NJSigned into law 12/2003P-12Smoking on School Buses
A.B. 3168
Prohibits smoking on school buses, even if students are not present; clarifies that the prohibition on smoking or carrying lighted tobacco on a bus or other public conveyance applies to school buses or other vehicle owned or contracted for by a public or nonpu...

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DERule Adoption 10/2003P-12Certification School Nurse
14 DAC 1580
Amends regulation 380 and moves it to regulation 1580, Certification School Nurse. Complies with changes in statute regarding licensure and certification of educators. Regulation was renumbered to reflect its movement to the Professional Standards Board portio...

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WISigned into law 10/2003Postsec.Meningococcal Disease Vaccinations
A.B. 344
Requires college students to be informed about meningococcal disease and hepatitis B; requires colleges to maintain certain records about the vaccination status of students....

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Fee Assessment on Instructional Materials
S.B. 1058
Requires the department of education, prior to conducting a follow-up adoption of basic educational materials for use in kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, to notify all publishers and manufacturers known to produce basic instructional materials in a subject area...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Pupil Screening: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
A.B. 766
Establishes a 3-year pilot program whereby any school district may participate in the program of pupil screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Specifies individuals who may perform and supervise the screenings and the procedures for the process, including, com...

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CAVetoed 10/2003P-12Pupil Health: Vision Appraisal
S.B. 606
Requires if a student vision appraisal is conducted in a public school, each pupil is to receive a notice and questionnaire regarding pupil vision, which he or she would be instructed to delivery to his or her parent or guardian. Sets forth the contents of the...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Emergency Medical Services: Diabetes
A.B. 942
Authorizes a school district, in the absence of a credentialed school nurse or other licensed nurse, to provide voluntary emergency medical training to school personnel to administer emergency medical assistance to pupils with diabetes suffering from severe hy...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12School District Governing Boards: Contracts
S.B. 65
Prohibits the governing board of a school district from entering into or renewing any contract for the sale of carbonated beverages or non-nutritious beverages and certain non-nutritious food within the school district unless the board provides written notice ...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12California Childhood Obesity Prevention Act
S.B. 677
Makes certain restrictions of the sale of food items in school operative if funding is appropriated for certain nutritional purposes. Prohibits the sale of certain beverages to pupils in elementary, middle or junior high schools effective July 1, 2004. Exempts...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12
Postsec.
School Facilities: Maintenance and Repair
A.B. 1124
Requires a priority for the use of maintenance funding under the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 be to ensure that facilities, including, but not limited to, rest-room facilities for pupils, are functional and that they meet local hygiene standar...

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NYVetoed 09/2003P-12School Cafeteria Cooling Requirements
S.B. 3445
Authorizes Commissioner of Labor to promulgate rules and regulations establishing air temperature, ventilation and filtration standards and cooling requirements for school cafeteria kitchens; provides applicable in cities of one million or more; provides that ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Community Service
S.B. 372
Provides that community service may include participation in a high school or community blood drive or other blood recruitment campaign. Provides for development of units of instruction. Allows a school district to also teach students about blood donor and tra...

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NCSigned into law 08/2003P-12Tobacco Free Schools
S.B. 583
Protects children in the public schools from exposure to tobacco by requiring local boards of education to adopt written policies prohibiting the use of tobacco products in public school buildings....

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WIEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2003P-12
Postsec.
Immunization of Students
HFS 144
Establishes emergency rules relating to immunization of students. WISCONSIN REG 20282 (SN)...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Health Screening
S.B. 1081
Provides that a diabetes screening be included in the health examination of each school child, but that diabetes testing is not required. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=093-0530...

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NCSigned into law 08/2003P-12Administering Medication
S.B. 226
Prohibits the administration of medication to a child in a licensed or unlicensed child care facility without proper authorization from the child's parent or guardian or a bona fide medical care provider. includes a child care facility operated by a public or ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Vision Examinations
S.B. 805
Provides that parents are encouraged to have their children undergo vision examinations at the same points in time required for health examinations. Requires individuals conducting vision screening tests give a child's parent or guardian written notification, ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Autism Diagnosis Education Program
H.B. 1809
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration Act to require the Department of Human Services to contract for autism diagnosis education programs for medical practitioners, school personnel, day care providers, parents and community se...

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CTSigned into law 07/2003P-12Medical Care for Students
H.B. 5931
Allows certain school staff members to use an automatic prefilled cartridge injector or similar automatic injectable equipment used to deliver epinephrine in a standard dose for emergency first aid response to allergic reactions on students, and provides prote...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Lead Poisoning Screening
H.B. 207
Amends the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act. Provides that physicians, health care providers, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants may screen children for lead poisoning in conjunction with the school health exam when, in the physician's judgment, th...

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DESigned into law 06/2003P-12Lead Poisoning
S.B. 74
Permits a student to enroll in kindergarten without the student first being screened for lead poisoning; requires that the student be screened within 60 calendar days of enrollment. http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/LIS142.NSF/c6fe685e20e98b2b882569a60053971e/d...

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ORSigned into law 06/2003P-12Recommending Medication
S.B. 456
Prohibits public school personnel from recommending to a parent or guardian that a student seek a prescription for certain types of medication....

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MOSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Meningitis
S.B. 686 (New Section)
Beginning with the 2004-2005 school year and for each school year thereafter, requires every public institution of higher education in the state to require all students living in on-campus housing to sign a written waiver stating that the institution of higher...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12School Nutrition
S.C.R. 49
Requests the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study issues related to nutrition among state public school children....

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MESigned into law 06/2003P-12Health Records
S.P. 96 (LD 262)
Requires that disciplinary, attendance and health records be included in the records that follow a student who transfers to another school either within or outside the state. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/LD026201-1.asp...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Psychotropic Drugs
H.B. 1406
Prohibits a school district employee from recommending psychiatric evaluation or the use of a psychotropic drug or suggesting a particular diagnosis for a student. The bill also prevents a school district employee from using the parent's refusal to consent to ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Psychotropic Drugs
H.B. 320
An employee of a school district may not use or threaten to use the refusal of a parent, guardian, or managing or possessory
conservator of a child to administer or consent to the administration of a psychotropic drug to the child, or to consent to any other ...

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ALSigned into law 06/2003P-12Asthma Medications in Schools
H.B. 56
Provides for the self-administration of asthma medication by students attending public or nonpublic schools upon written parental and medical authorization; provides immunity for school personnel. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp?SESSIO...

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NCSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Meningitis and Hepatitis B Immunization
H.B. 825
Requires any private or public institution that offers a postsecondary degree to provide meningococcal disease immunization information to students if the institution has a residential campus....

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TNSigned into law 06/2003P-12Mold Abatement
H.B. 891
Creates task force to establish guidelines for mold abatement in public schools....

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MISigned into law 06/2003P-12Teacher Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
H.B. 4038
Requires course completion and certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and foreign body airway obstruction management for new teacher certification. Provides exemption to any individual who provides state superintendent with satisfactory evid...

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COSigned into law 06/2003P-12Health Care Treatment for Students
H.B. 1172
Requires school boards to adopt a policy prohibiting school personnel from recommending or requiring the use of a psychotropic drug by any student or to test or require a test for a child's behavior without the prior written permission from the parents or guar...

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DERule Adoption 06/2003P-12School Health Record Keeping Requirements/Screening
14 DAC 811, 815, 817
Establishes rules regarding school health record keeping requirements, physical examinations and screening, and administration of medications and treatments. http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/Education/Education%20Administrative%20Code%20-%20800%20Heal...

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TNSigned into law 06/2003P-12Maximum Weight Standards For School Textbooks
S.B. 1664
Requires the state board o study and make recommendations concerning weight of textbooks used by pupils in elementary and secondary schools. The board must submit these recommendations to the general assembly on an annual basis. http://www.legislature.state.t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Obesity and Health Needs of Children
S.B. 474
Establishes a joint interim committee composed of the following members: (1) the commissioner of education; (2) the commissioner of public health; (3) the commissioner of agriculture; (4) three members of the senate, appointed by the lieutenant governor; (...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12School Health Advisory Councils
S.B. 1357
S.B. 1357 Requires the board of trustees of each school district to establish a local school health advisory council, rather than local school
health education advisory council, to assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in th...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund
H.F. 685
Makes appropriation from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund for various initiatives, including for a $400,000 grant to a program that utilizes high school mentors to teach life skills, violence prevention, and character educ...

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NYSigned into law 05/2003P-12Duration of School Health Services
S.B. 2662
Extends to 27 years the maximum duration of certain projects providing school health services for pre- school and school-age children....

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OKSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Higher Education
S.B. 787
Beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year, public or private postsecondary educational institutions shall provide detailed information on the risks associated with meningococcal disease and the risks and benefits of the vaccination as well as the availability...

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MESigned into law 05/2003P-12Cancer Causing Chemicals
H.P. 158, 199
Prohibits the presence, use and storage on school and child care center property of chemicals known to cause cancer; requires the adoption of major substantive rules by the Commissioner of Education and the Commissioner of Human Services....

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NVSigned into law 05/2003P-12Tobacco Use in Schools
S.B. 50
Relates to tobacco; authorizes school districts to adopt more stringent restrictions governing tobacco and products made from tobacco than restrictions imposed pursuant to state law under certain circumstances....

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NESigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Vaccinations
L.B. 513
Beginning with school year 2003-04, each postsecondary educational institution must provide to each newly enrolled student who will reside in oncampus housing and the student's parent or guardian: (a) Detailed information on the risks associated with the poten...

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WAVetoed 05/2003Postsec.Immunizations
H.B. 1827
Relates to provisions of meningococcal immunization information to first-time students by degree- granting postsecondary educational institutions....

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TNSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Vaccinations for Students
S.B. 1733
Requires new incoming students at any public or private institution of higher learning to return a completed waiver form
that indicates that the institution has provided detailed information to the student concerning the risk factors for hepatitis B infection ...

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WASigned into law 05/2003P-12Children's Mental Health
H.B. 1784
Improves coordination of services for children's mental health; improves field-level cross-program collaboration and efficiency, the early periodic screening diagnosis and treatment plan to reflect the current mental health system structure and identifying and...

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NHSigned into law 05/2003P-12Use of Asthma Inhalers
H.B. 57
Relates to the use of inhalers by pupils and campers with asthma; permits students and campers with asthma to possess and self-administer asthma medications....

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NHSigned into law 05/2003P-12Epinephrine Auto Injectors
H.B. 92
Relates to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by pupils and campers with severe allergies; permits students and campers with severe, potentially life- threatening allergies to possess and self-administer auto- injections of epinephrine....

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TNSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Vaccinations
S.B. 185
Requires vaccinations for Meningococcal disease for post-secondary students who live in on-campus housing....

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INSigned into law 05/2003P-12Immunization for Chicken Pox
H.B. 1702
Requires a child who enters kindergarten or grade 1 to be immunized against chicken pox after a June 30, 2004. http://www.in.gov/serv/lsa_billinfo?year=2003&request=getBill&docno=1702...

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ARBecame law without governor's signature 05/2003P-12A Health Advisory Committee
H.B. 2893
Creates a Health Advisory Committee; coordinates efforts to combat inadequate health care on the educational performance of children. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2893.pdf...

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CTSigned into law 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
Immunization
H.B. 6373
Allows institutions of higher education to save resources currently used to collect information that has already been collected by Connecticut high schools; relates to proof of immunization against measles and rubella....

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MSSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Meningitis and Hepatitis Risk and Vaccinations
H.B. 1087
Requires the state department of health to organize educational material on the risks of meningitis and hepatitis A and B and the availability and effectiveness of vaccines for these diseases. This educational material is to be provided to the board of truste...

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OKSigned into law 04/2003P-12Self Medication
S.B. 343
Relates to schools; authorizes self-medication by a student of inhaled asthma medication; requires school districts to adopt policy for certain self- administration of medication; states required policy; requires parental authorization and a written statement ...

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MTSigned into law 04/2003P-12Diabetes Medication DispensationSAME AS: LC1066
H.B. 573
Allows a parent or guardian of a diabetic student to designate an adult to administer glucagon to the student, upon prior written approval submitted to the district. Releases school district and parent-designated adult from civil damages from administration o...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Oral Health Instruction into Public School
S.B. 811
Implements oral health instruction into public school curricula. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB811.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Child Health Advisory Committee
H.B. 1583
Creates a Child Health Advisory Committee; coordinates statewide efforts to combat childhood obesity; provides for standards and policy recommendations of foods sold individually in school cafeterias but outside the regulated National School Lunch Program and ...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Emergency Pilot Program to Assist Public School
H.B. 528
Authorizes implementation of a pilot program to train and certify school medication aides to assist public school students with medication; amends the Nursing Practice Act....

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Religious Exemption to the School Immunization
S.B. 434
Revises the Religious Exemption to the school immunization requirements; tracks children with exemptions.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB434.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12Student Self-Administration of Asthma Medications
H.B. 1072
Permits public and private school students to self-administer asthma medications if certain requirements are met. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2003/html/HB/1000-1099/HB1072SG.htm...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12Pregnancy Incentive Grant Fund
H.B. 774
Extends repealer to December 31, 2005 on Mississippi Reducing Out of Wedlock Pregnancies Incentive Grant Fund that provides funds to counties for achieving reductions in out-of-wedlock births without increasing the number of abortions.http://billstatus.ls.stat...

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ARSigned into law 03/2003P-12Adequate Student Eye Health and Vision Care
H.B. 1553
Establishes an Arkansas Commission for adequate eye health and vision care needs for school children. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1553.pdf...

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NYSigned into law 03/2003P-12Restrictions on Smoking on School Grounds
S.B. 3292
Part of this bill prohibits all uses of tobacco products on school grounds....

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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12Scoliosis Screening for Public School Students
H.B. 1834
Directs school principals to implement a program of regular screening for scoliosis for pupils. Provides for parental notification....

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ARSigned into law 03/2003P-12Organ Donor Education
S.B. 167
Provides for organ donor education in driver education courses and high school health classes; provides for leave for bone marrow or organ donation. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB167.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12Primary Care Centers In Schools
H.B. 328
Authorizes a not-for-profit primary care center which is a participant in the State Patient Access and Care System of the Department for Medicaid Services, to enter into a written agreement with a board of education to provide a school-based health care progra...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12Local School Health/Physical Education Advisory Councils
S.B. 2339
Allows local boards to create a local school health/physical education advisory council to help the district implement health and physical education instruction. Lists areas in which local school health/physical education councils may make recommendations and ...

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NDSigned into law 03/2003P-12Childrens Inoculations
S.B. 2289
Adds chickenpox to the list of required inoculations for home- schooled children, private schools, day care, child care facilities, head start programs and nursery schools. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/58-2003/bill_text/DBKK0200.pdf...

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NJSigned into law 03/2003P-12Ergonomics in Education Study
S.B. 1495
Establishes the Ergonomics in Education Study Commission to study all issues associated with ergonomics in K-12 schools including instruction, materials, associated teacher training and facilities. . http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2002/Bills/S1500/1495_S2.PDF...

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NJSigned into law 01/2003P-12Mandatory District School Breakfast Program Participation
S.B. 1498
Provides for mandatory participation in a school breakfast program for schools in a local or regional school district with a certain percentage of students enrolled in the school for the previous year were eligible for free or reduced meals under the federal S...

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NJSigned into law 12/2002P-12Integrated Pest Management Act
S.B. 137
Creates the School Integrated Pest Management Act; implements a policy for integrated pest management in public, private and charter schools....

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PASigned into law 12/2002P-12School Cafeterias
H.B. 2350
Amends the Public Eating and Drinking Place Code. Provides for health and safety inspections of school cafeterias and for training related to school cafeterias. Makes editorial changes....

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UTAdopted 12/2002P-12Medical Recommendations by School Personnel to Parents
R277-611
Establishes rules to clarify for school personnel, parents, and guardians the recommendations or directions that school personnel may make or give parents or guardians about specific treatments or medications for their children. Inappropriate Medical Recommend...

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ORAdopted 11/2002P-12Form and Protocol for Physical Exams
OAC 581-021-0041
Adopts the form and protocol for physical exams to be required of all students participating in sports. Directs the Department to consult with the interscholastic activity organization that oversees these activities, the Oregon School Activities Association, i...

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NJAdopted 11/2002P-12Prohibition of Smoking on School Grounds STATE ID: 34 NJR 3157
NJAC 6A:16-1.3, 3.1
Clarifies rules regarding the prohibition of smoking or the use of any other tobacco product on school grounds. Adds a definition of school grounds and extends to include the smoking of any substance and the use of tobacco products in school buildings and on s...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Curricula
A.B. 2668
Requires the California Healthy Kids Resource Center, in consultation with the state department of education, and contingent upon receipt of funds, to review, acquire and circulate brain and spinal cord injury prevention curricula for voluntary use by distric...

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CASigned into law 08/2002P-12The Use of Sunscreen at School
S.B. 1632
Requires every schoolsite to allow pupils to use sunscreen during the school day without a physician's note or prescription and authorizes schoolsites to set a policy related to use of sunscreen....

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CASigned into law 08/2002P-12Smoking Rules
A.B. 1867
Increases the fine and would expand the prohibited smoking and tobacco product disposal area to within 25 feet of a playground or a tot lot sandbox area....

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MASigned into law 08/2002P-12Students with Asthma May Possess and Use Prescription Inhalers
H.B. 4411
Forbids school districts from prohibiting students with asthma or other respiratory diseases from possessing and administering prescription inhalers in accordance with department of public health regulations. http://www.state.ma.us/legis/bills/house/ht04411.ht...

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NJSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Hepatitis B
A.B. 1888
Requires hepatitis B vaccinations for full-time students at institutions of higher education....

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OKSigned into law 08/2002P-12School Nurses
H.B. 2162
Creates the Certified School Professional Nurse Staff Task Force to identify strategies to enhance recruitment and retention of certified school nurses, especially in rural and inner-city areas....

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NYSigned into law 07/2002P-12Children's Medications
S.B. 7746
Validates certain practices sanctioned by regulations, but not necessarily Title VIII of the Education Law, regarding the administration of medication to children, pending the development of appropriate legislation to address the issue permanently. http://ass...

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ILSigned into law 07/2002P-12Psychotropic Drugs
H.B. 3744
Relates to psychotropic and psychostimulant drugs. Requires a school board to adopt and implement a policy that prohibits any disciplinary action that is based totally or in part on the refusal of a student's parent or guardian to administer or consent to the...

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ILSigned into law 06/2002P-12Emergency Medical Information Form for Bus Drivers and EMTs
H.B. 5939
Amends the School Code; provides that school districts are encouraged to create and use an emergency medical information form for bus drivers and emergency medical technicians for those students with special needs or medical conditions, to be filled out by the...

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RITo governor 06/2002P-12I.D. Cards
H.B. 7176
Adds evidence of immunization to the Intra-state education Identification card for each child. This act takes effect upon passage....

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RITo governor 06/2002P-12Pesticide Applications
S.B. 2465
This act would establish the conditions under which pesticide applications would occur at schools, pre- schools and child care centers and would provide for prior notice of pesticide applications to parents and guardians of children and to school staff. This a...

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SCAct No. 06/2002P-12Vaccinations, Meningitis
H.B. 5133
Requires public institutions of higher learning to notify incoming students, or their parents, of the risk of contracting Meningococcal Disease if living in on campus student housing; requires these institutions to recommend vaccinations against this disease i...

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OHSigned into law 06/2002P-12Heimlich Maneuver
H.B. 384
Requires public and nonpublic school to have an employee trained in the performance of the Heimlich maneuver present during periods of food service to students....

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PATo governor 06/2002Postsec.Vaccinations
S.B. 955
Provides for vaccination against meningococcal disease for students at institutions of higher education. Provides exemption if a waiver is signed by student's parent or guardian....

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TNSigned into law 06/2002P-12Food Offerings
H.J.R. 646
Relates to urging primary and secondary schools to offer students more calcium rich foods and beverages in their lunch and snack bar programs....

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TNSigned into law 05/2002P-12CPR Training
S.B. 2153
Requires CPR training in either junior or senior high school, as established by State Board of Education; provides that CPR training would commensurate with the learning expectations within the lifetime wellness curriculum....

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AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12Duties of Auditor General
H.B. 2347
Withdraws Auditor General's mandate to evaluate the Healthy Families and family literacy program; moves responsibility for family group decision making program reports from auditor general to department. Requires report on Health Start program to be delivered ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Asthma Control Program and School Personnel Asthma Training
H.B. 420
Creates an Asthma Control Program in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; requires the Secretary to adopt regulations to implement the Program; provides for the funding of the Program; provides training for school personnel or other appropriate personn...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards
H.B. 853
Increases maximum of aggregate principal amount of bonds outstanding that Baltimore district may hold from $25 million to $75 million. Require Baltimore board and CEO to ensure increased community involvement and outreach in support of the city's public school...

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12Self-Administration of Asthma Medication
S.B. 472
Requires local boards to adopt a policy authorizing the self-administration of asthma medication by a student who has asthma, provided that any student who is authorized for self-administration of asthma medication under such policy may possess and use his or ...

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NYSigned into law 05/2002P-12Defibrillators
A.B. 10577, A.B. 8779
Relates to requiring school districts, boards of cooperative educational services, county vocational education and extension boards and charter schools to retain on premises at least 1 functional cardiac automated external defibrillator; provides that where a ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2002P-12Colocation of Family Resource Centers and School-Based Health Clinics
H.B. 5179
Mandates that the Commissioner of Education and Public Health create plan for the colocation where possible of family resource centers and school-based health clinics in order to improve access to services and to make the delivery of services more cost-efficie...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Special Needs Children and the State School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council
H.B. 1386
Renames State Coordinating Countil for Residential Placement of Handicapped Children as State Coordinating Council for Children. Adds Maryland School-Based Health Care Center Policy Advisory Council; State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect; and State Commiss...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council
H.B. 1163
Codifies the School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council; provides for membership, chairman, purpose, duties; provides for creation within the Office for Children, Youth, and Families. http://mlis.state.md.us/2002rs/bills/hb/hb1163t.rtf...

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TNSigned into law 05/2002P-12Physical Education
S.J.R. 569
Expresses sense that each school-age child should have access to and participate in daily physical education and activity as part of educational experience; encourages public schools to promote physical activity and well-being among students to combat prevalen...

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LASigned into law 04/2002P-12Immunization Tracking Registry
H.B. 91A
In section relating to immunization tracking registry, states that parental consent is to be considered general consent given for treatment and release of information to other providers or to the office of public health. Requires immunization providers to meet...

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MESigned into law 04/2002P-12Child Immunization
H.B. 1624
Resolve authorizing emergency adoption of legislation regarding immunization of children. http://janus.state.me.us/legis/bills/billdocs/LD212401.doc...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Education School Nurse Consultant
H.B. 126
Establishes a full-time position of education school nurse consultant within the Department of Education; specifies data collection and reporting for schools and local health departments; requires protocols on school health services to be maintained in each sc...

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WASigned into law 04/2002P-12Children with Diabetes
S.B. 6641
Relates to accommodating children with diabetes in schools; requires that an individual health plan for each diabetic child, parental signed release form, medical equipment jand storage capacity, exceptions from school policies, school schedule, meals and eati...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Vision Screening of Young Children
S.B. 207
Vision screening examinations must be performed and submitted to the public school, public preschool, or Head Start program a child enters between the ages of 3 and 6 years old....

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ALSigned into law 04/2002P-12Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness
H.B. 161
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/searchableinstruments/2002rs/bills/hb161.htm...

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AZSigned into law 04/2002P-12Emergency Aid
S.B. 1190
Relates to emergency aid; provides that a health care provider licensed or certified pursuant to title 32 who agrees with any person or school to voluntarily attend an amateur athletic practice, contest or other event to render emergency health care without co...

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Numerous Program Changes
H.B. 2515
Adds one nonvoting student member to state board, making total board membership 10, provides for application process and appointment of student member. Also requires school districts and nonpublic schools to report number of ninth graders who do not graduate f...

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MDSigned into law 04/2002P-12Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program
H.B. 1409
Repeals the termination date of the Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program; requires the Department of Education to evaluate the Program each year. http://mlis.state.md.us/2002rs/bills/hb/hb1409t.rtf...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12State Physical Activity Coordinator and K-9 P.E. Recommendations
S.B. 2249
Requires department employment of physical activity coordinator for grades K-12, and specifies qualifications and duties of such. Recommends duration and frequency of physical education classes in grades K-9, beginning with 2002-2003 school year....

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INSigned into law 03/2002P-12Indoor School Air Quality
S.B. 407
Requires the state department of health to establish an indoor air quality in schools program, and to inspect the air quality of schools annually. Establishes the school air quality panel. Allows monies from a school corporation's capital projects fund to carr...

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KSSigned into law 03/2002P-12Pupil Health tests and Inoculations
H.B. 2809
Concerns public health departments; relates to tests and inoculations for pupils enrolling in schools; provides that a county, city-county or multicounty health department shall provide without delay and to the extent that funds designated by such health depar...

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UTVetoed 03/2002P-12Psychotropic Drugs
H.B. 123
Prohibits school personnel from making certain medical recommendations for a child, including the use of psychotropic drugs; provides criminal penalties; provides that the Division of Child and family services may not initiate an investigation or remove a mino...

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WASigned into law 03/2002P-12Medication or Treatment Orders
H.B. 2834
Requires a medication or treatment order as a condition for children with life-threatening conditions to attend public schools; defines medication or treatment order as the authority a registered nurse obtains; defines life threatening condition as a health co...

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Air Quality in New Schools
S.B. 32
Relates to air quality in new schools; requires rules to establish a process for independent radon testing, adjusting and valacing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; requires training of personnel in the maintenance and operation of such system...

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MIPublic Act No. 03/2002P-12Procedures for Medication Administration by Nonmedical Personnel
H.B. 4672
Requires the Department of Health to review all current procedures for the administration of medications to students in schools by nonmedical personnel and to revise them as necessary; requires the development of new model procedures and encourages all school ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2002P-12Students May Self-Administer Asthma Medication
H.B. 353
Permits public and private school students to self- administered asthma medications when the school receives written authorization from the parent and health care provider; requires statements to be kept on file at the school; requires parent or guardian to si...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Smoking Prohibition
H.B. 939
Prohibits smoking in the interior of any public elementary, intermediate, and secondary school; areas within 50 feet of any such building entrance or exit; and outdoor school functions on school grounds where students are present....

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INSigned into law 03/2002Postsec.University students must be immunized for meningococcal disease
H.B. 1161
Provides that a student, before enrolling in a residential campus at a public university, must be immunized for meningococcal disease or qualify for an exemption from the immunization requirement....

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VASigned into law 02/2002P-12Psychotropic Drugs
H.B. 90
Requires local school boards to develop and implement policies prohibiting certain school personnel from recommending the use of a psychotropic medications for any student; provides such policies shall not prohibit school health staff for making such recommend...

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CAChaptered by Secretary of State 10/2001P-12Mercury Reduction Act
S.B. 633
Chapter No.656, Enacts the California Mercury Reduction Act of 2001. Prohibits any person, on and after a certain date, from selling at retail or supplying a mercury fever thermometer, as defined, to a consumer or patient in the State, except by a prescription...

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CAVetoed 09/2001P-12The use of toxic substances as part of educational instruction
S.B. 286
Requires the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of Health Services, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Office of Health Hazard Assessment to study and report to the Legislature on the use of toxic substances as pa...

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CAVetoed 09/2001P-12Backpacks and Student Health
A.B. 1030
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction conduct a study of school districts throughout the State to examine the lack of pupil locker space on school campuses, the weight of hardcover textbooks, any a correlation between pupils carrying heavy instruct...

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RISigned into law 07/2001P-12School-Based Health Center
H.B. 5976
Defines school-based health centers as those located in elementary or secondary schools that deliver primary and preventive health care services to students on site; includes school-based health centers in the definition of health care facility with respect to...

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CAVetoed 07/2001P-12Authorizes School Personnel to Assist a Pupil to Take or Apply Medication
A.B. 1061
Read third time. Passed ASSEMBLY. *****To SENATE for concurrence., Authorizes designated school personnel, during the regular school day, to assist a pupil to take or apply medication for which a prescription is not required if the school district receives a w...

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MESigned into law 06/2001P-12Use of Locally Grown Foods in School Food Programs
S.B. 376
Public Law No. 447., (LD 1214)Encourages the use of locally grown foods in school food services programs; provides that the State will match a portion of the monies a school administrative unit spends on local produce for food service programs; specifies that ...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12Diabetes
S.B. 769
Directs Department of Education to conduct annual survey on number of Oregon children with diabetes; directs physicians to report to Health Division cases of diabetes among Oregon children....

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NHSigned into law 06/2001P-12Health
S.B. 13
Relates to the duties of a school nurse and school foods and nutrition programs; repeals the statutory provision requiring children to be examined for tuberculosis prior to school entrance; repeals the statutory provision requiring a local school board to main...

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Medicaid Trust Fund
S.B. 757
Establishes the Medicaid Trust Fund For School-Based Services....

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ILSigned into law 06/2001P-12Encourage School Personnel to Learn Life-saving Techniques
H.B. 3137
Amends the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act; provides that a school board shall encourage that all teachers and other school personnel acquire, develop, and maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer life-...

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CTSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Meningitis Vaccinations of College Students
H.B. 5675
Requires meningitis vaccinations of college students living in on-campus housing....

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ILSigned into law 06/2001P-12Student Self Administration of Asthma Medication
S.B. 979
Public Act No. 92-402., Requires a school board to permit self administration by a pupil of prescribed asthma medication; requires the parents of the pupil provide to the school written authorization of the self administration and provide the school board writ...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12Physical Exams for Sports Participants
S.B. 160
Directs school districts to require students in grades 7 through 12 who participate in sports to receive physical examination....

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TXSigned into law 06/2001P-12CPR Instruction
H.B. 821
Relates to cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction of public school students....

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NCSigned into law 05/2001P-12Health Screening
H.B. 608
Modifies the health certificate requirements for public school employees to include tuberculosis or any physical or mental disease....

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ILSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Meningitis Information
S.B. 168
Relates to the governance of the public universities in Illinois; provides that at the beginning of each semester, the university shall inform incoming freshmen and transfer students and the students' parents or guardian about meningitis and its transmission; ...

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MESigned into law 05/2001P-12Immunization for School Children
H.B. 1163
(LD 1563)Amends immunization requirements for school children and children in child care to ensure consistent wording and requirements for the parents of children seeking to exempt their child from 1 or more immunization; shifts the specific disease and vaccin...

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DESigned into law 05/2001P-12Permits Educators on a School Field Trip to Assist with Medications
S.B. 68
Relates to administration of medications on school field trips; permits educators on a school field trip to assist with medications such as oral, topical, or inhalant medications; includes inhalers, antibiotics, anti-convulsants and emergency medications such ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Vision Screenings Required
S.B. 304
Adds vision screening to requirements for admission to public school, nursery school, kindergarten, preschool and child care; encourages parents to also obtain child's vision screening within six months of 3rd grade. (Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 50)...

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NVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Nursing Services
A.B. 1
Requires that nursing services in all school districts must be provided under the direction and supervision of a chief nurse; prescribes the qualifications of a chief nurse; revises provisions relating to nursing services provided to certain pupils; provides o...

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12The Use of Mercury In Schools
H.B. 1901
Prohibits the sale and distribution of mercury-added novelties after 7/1/2003; limits the circumstances under which a mercury fever thermometer may be sold or supplied to an individual after 7/1/2003; restricts a public or nonpublic school from using or purcha...

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ORSigned into law 05/2001P-12Student Medication
H.B. 2682
Expands civil and criminal immunity for school personnel who administer medication to students....

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Full Time Nurses In Schools
H.B. 284
Appropriates funds to the Department of Health for full time registered nurses for the State's public schools and for a grant to the Organ Donor Center....

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Student Self Medication
S.B. 376
Provides that a school corporation's discipline policy must allow a student with a chronic disease or medical condition to possess and self-administer medication while the student is on school grounds or off school grounds at a school activity, function, or ev...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12Start-Up Costs for School Breakfast Programs
H.B. 353
Provides start-up costs for school districts to establish school breakfast programs....

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Physical Activity
S.B. 19
The state board by rule may require a student enrolled in kindergarten or a grade level below grade 7in an elementary school setting to participate in daily physical activity as part of a school district's physical education curriculum or through structured ac...

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WAVetoed 05/2001P-12Pesticides Around Schools
S.B. 5533
Relates to the procedures for posting and notification of pesticide applications at schools and licensed day care centers. "School facility" means any facility used for licensed day care center purposes or for the purposes of a public kindergarten or public e...

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NDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Smoking Prevention
S.B. 2380
Establishes a youth smoking prevention commission; provides a community health grant program....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12In-school Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Programs
H.B. 2528
Requires the department of health to use 40% of the funds appropriated for in-school tobacco prevention and cessation programs on state-wide implementation of the kids-for-health program....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Mandated Health Education
H.B. 2514
Mandates every public educational institution in this state to offer health related education including physical education training and instruction....

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ALSigned into law 03/2001P-12Prohibiting Petroleum Tanks Near Schools
H.B. 363
Prohibits the location of a petroleum product tank farm within one and one-half miles of any existing school; provides for the site to be approved by resolution of the local governing body....

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Sex Education
S.B. 75
Provides that the State Board of Education shall approve instructional materials for use in health, physiology, hygiene, and prevention of communicable disease curricula that local school boards may choose to adopt; provides local schools with an option of usi...

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VASigned into law 03/2001Postsec.Immunization of College Students
H.B. 2762
Relates to immunizations for full time four year students prior to enrollment in public institutions of higher learning against meningococcal disease; provides for a waiver; states the State Council of Higher Education must, with the Board and Commissioner of ...

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WYSigned into law 02/2001P-12Toxic Chemicals
H.B. 324
Requires the establishment of guidelines for the storage and disposal of toxic chemicals at public schools; requires school districts to implement safe storage and disposal standards for toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances....

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Comprehensive Physical Exams
S.B. 1201
Adds a physician assistant who is acting under the supervision of a licensed physician to the list of those practitioners who are qualified to perform a comprehensive physical exam of students prior to their entering kindergarten or elementary school....

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NJSigned into law 02/2001P-12Self -Administration of Medication
S.B. 1372
Revises procedure for self-administration by pupils of medication for asthma or a potentially life-threatening illness; replaces liability requirements by a grant of immunity for those acting in good faith in accordance with statutes; allows pupil who is allo...

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WYSigned into law 02/2001P-12Pesticides Near Schools
H.B. 28
Relates to Wyoming Environmental Pesticides Control Act; requires notification of pesticide application in or on school facilities and property; specifies requirements for posting of signs; authorizes school boards to develop policies on pesticide use in or on...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Students with Diabetes
S.B. 1320
Requires every school to permit any pupil with diabetes to test his or her blood glucose levels either in classrooms or very close to classrooms. Requires every school to comply with the universal precautions and requirements for handling and disposing of cont...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Pest Control
A.B. 2260
Establishes the Healthy Schools Act of 2000. Requires that the state take the necessary steps, pursuant to specified provisions, to facilitate the adoption of effective least toxic pest management practices at school sites...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12The Use of Pesticides In Schools
A.B. 786
Requires a specified program of training in the handling and application of pesticides by school employees, as defined. Requires the Department of Pesticide Regulation to prepare and distribute to all school districts material that may be used to train school ...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Health Care for Low-Income Students
A.B. 1735
Relates to services to pupils. Requires the governing board of each school district and the county superintendent of schools, as part of the process of making the application for participation in the free or reduced-price meal program available, to also includ...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in Schools
A.B. 1791
Authorizes a pharmacy to furnish epinephrine auto-injectors to a school district or county office of education if certain conditions are met. Requires the school district or county office of education to maintain records regarding the acquisition and dispositi...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Three -Year Health Study
A.B. 2670
Establishes, until 1/1/2006, a committee to conduct a three-year study relating to school nurses and pupil health. Appoints and convenes the committee by the Superintendent of Public Instruction who would ensure that the committee is broadly representative of ...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Brain/Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Curricula
A.B. 1879
Requires the California Healthy Kids Resource Center in conjunction with the State Department of Education to review and adopt brain and spinal cord injury prevention curricula, as specified, for use, on a voluntary basis, by school districts maintaining kinde...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12
Postsec.
Panel of Experts
A.B. 2068
Encourages the Regents of the University of California to convene, to the extent that sufficient annual funds are provided for this purpose, a panel of experts, consisting of representatives from specified entities to develop guidelines and recommendations for...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Hepatitis A and Schools
A.B. 1594
Adds hepatitis A to the diseases specified for total immunization, as specified, effective 07/01/03, except with regard to pupils who were admitted before 07/01/03, and would authorize the State Department of Health Services to adopt emergency regulations to i...

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12Whistle Blower Provision
A.B. 800
Chapter No.265, Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to adopt a system that will shield the identity of and provide to pupils who report the presence of injurious objects on school campuses that offer instruction in kindergarten and any of grades ...

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12First Aid Cources
S.B. 1733
Authorizes, as of 1/1/2001, an individual program of professional growth to include a course in first aid that meets or exceeds the standards established by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or the Emergency Medical Services Authority. Pr...

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DESigned into law 07/2000P-12Health Screening
S.B. 405
Delays the mandatory requirement that all kindergarten enrollees have a documented screening for lead poisoning for admission or continued enrollment....

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RISigned into law 07/2000P-12Requires Eye Exams by First Grade
H.B. 6711
Requires that all school children, prior to the first grade, shall be given an eye examination by a physician or an optometrist....

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CASigned into law 06/2000P-12School Health Programs
A.B. 2877
Existing law requires the governing board or a district and county superintendent to make applications for free or reduced-price meals available to students at all times during the school day. This bill encourages school districts and county superintendents o...

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12Lunch & Breakfast Program
H.B. 2379
Public Act No., Creates the Childhood Hunger Prevention Act and amends the School Free Lunch Program Act; changes the name of the Act to the School Breakfast and Lunch Program Act; requires the State Board of Education to fund a breakfast incentive program, su...

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12Health Care Screenings
H.B. 2067
Public Act No. 91-842., Amends the School Code; allows a school district to access federally funded health care resources if the school district provides early periodic screening and diagnostic testing services to correct or improve health impairments of Medic...

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12Medicaid Funds To Schools
H.B. 2067
Public Act No., Amends the School Code; allows a school district to access federally funded health care resources if the school district provides early periodic screening and diagnostic testing services to correct or improve health impairments of Medicaid elig...

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Background Screening of School Health Employees
S.B. 2034
Relates to health care; relates to kidney dialysis patients; relates to the Children's Medical Services Program; relates to the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program; relates to Biomedical Research Program within the Lawton Chiles Endowment Fund; develops an im...

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Health Insurance and Medicaid Rules
H.B. 2329
Allows health records to be provided to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit; creates a disproportionate share program for children's hospitals; relates to Medicaid provider agreements with school districts; funds graduate medical education; relates to contracts w...

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OKVetoed 06/2000P-12Smoking Prevention
H.B. 2313
Enacts the Oklahoma Youth Smoking Prevention Act; defines terms and creates the Youth Smoking Prevention Fund....

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12Nuses Can Administer Drugs
H.B. 2977
Public Act No. 91-719., Amends the School Code; allows a school board to permit a school employee that is a non-certificated registered professional nurse to administer medication to students; effective immediately....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Scholarship
S.B. 212
Establishes the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps scholarship program to help low-wage early childhood staff obtain further training;relates to health care assistance for children (Medikids); provides for dental benefits under the Florida Kidcare progra...

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HISigned into law 05/2000P-12Enforcement of Health Requirements
H.B. 2521
Enables the Department of Health to enforce school health requirements more uniformly by replacing statutory requirements for documentation of immunizations, physicals, and tuberculosis examinations with administrative rules....

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VTSigned into law 05/2000P-12Environmental Clearinghouse
H.B. 192
Provides for a school environmental health clearinghouse on the Department of Health's website; provides for the development of a model school environmental health policy; requires an annual audit of school buildings and grounds; requires a maintenance schedul...

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IASigned into law 05/2000P-12Tobacco Use Prevention
H.B. 2565
Relates to tobacco use prevention and control, especially among youth; establishes an initiative; creates a department and a commission on tobacco use prevention and control; provides an effective date....

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NJSigned into law 05/2000P-12Meningitis Vaccination
S.B. 808
Requires the Department of Health And Senior Services to establish public awareness campaign about meningitis; requires all institutions of higher education to notify prospective students about meningitis vaccination....

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GASigned into law 05/2000P-12Psychiatric Medication of Children
H.R. 1079
Act No. 80., Creates the Commission on Psychiatric Medication of School-Age Children....

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MDVetoed 05/2000Postsec.Vaccinations
S.B. 653
Requires students living in on-campus student housing to receive a vaccination for menigococcal disease or sign a specified waiver; provides that the institutions of higher education are not required to provide or pay for the vaccinations....

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MISigned into law 05/2000P-12Immunization Status
H.B. 5291, H.B. 5292, H.B. 5293
Public Acts 89, 90, 91. Relates to conditions of school aid; requires immunization status assessment for children entering sixth grade....

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NHSigned into law 05/2000P-12Use of Education Trust Fund
H.B. 1316
Prohibits school districts from using disbursements from the Education Trust Fund as unanticipated revenue....

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AZVetoed 04/2000P-12Tobacco Education Advisory Council
H.B. 2316
Creates the Tobacco Education Prevention Advisory Council consisting of 16 members, to serve no more than two consecutive five year terms....

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GASigned into law 04/2000P-12Peachcare for Kids
H.B. 1214
Act No. 655., Creates the Peachcare for Kids Program (children's health insurance); changes the provisions relating to eligibility; provides for Department of Education and local boards of education cooperation and assistance regarding the program....

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Tobacco on School Campuses
H.B. 2558
Permits tobacco products on school campuses and at school-related events when they are in the possession of an adult as a necessary component of a school-sponsored tobacco prevention or cessation program....

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MDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Lead Screening
H.B. 1221
Requires the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to adopt regulations to require children entering a school to have been administered a blood test screening for lead poisoning at a specified time; requires public schools in Baltimore City to report on bloo...

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Vaccinations
H.B. 564
Requires immunization certificates for hepatitis B for sixth grade school children; provides that the requirement will sunset following the 2008-2009 school year; provides for promulgation of administrative regulation....

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MESigned into law 04/2000P-12Administering Medication
S.B. 424
(LD 1261); Requires unlicensed school personnel to be trained before administering medication to students in Maine's public schools and approved private schools....

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IDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Unhealthy Conditions in Schools
H.B. 668
Requires school districts to identify and abate unsafe and unhealthy conditions in schools in the district; creates a School Safety and Health Revolving Loan Fund from which school districts can borrow money from the state of Idaho to abate unsafe and unhealth...

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MDSigned into law 04/2000Postsec.Vaccinations
H.B. 227
Requires certain students enrolled in institutions of higher education to receive a certain vaccination or sign a certain waiver; requires parent or guardian of the student to sign waiver if the student is a minor; requires Secretary of the Department of Healt...

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VABecame law without governor's signature 04/2000P-12Testing for Lead
S.B. 725
Requires proof of testing for elevated blood lead levels in the comprehensive physical examination required for first time admission to public kindergarten or elementary school, for welfare recipients' children, and for child day centers....

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VASigned into law 04/2000P-12Administering Drugs to Students
H.B. 1391
Provides an exception from the Drug Control Act for persons who administer drugs to students in Virginia public schools in accordance with a physician's instructions pertaining to dosage, frequency, and manner of administration and with written authorization o...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Asthma Inhalers
H.B. 1010
Allows school principals, after certain conditions have been satisfied, to permit students who have a diagnosis of asthma and approval from a parent and appropriate medical professionals to possess and self-administer inhaled asthma medications....

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MISigned into law 03/2000P-12Inhalers for Asthma
S.B. 631
Public Act 10., Relates to students and education; allows students to possess and use inhalers for asthma at school; exempts school personnel from liability under certain circumstances; requires permission of the parents and physician; requires the principal o...

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MISigned into law 03/2000P-12Immunity
S.B. 614
Public Act 9., Relates to education; revises qualified immunity for administering medication in public schools for certain school employees....

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NESigned into law 03/2000P-12Tobacco Fund Settlement
L.B. 1436
Relates to the tobacco fund settlement; creates the Teen Tobacco Education and Prevention Project; creates a committee and a fund; harmonizes provisions; repeals the original sections....

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SDSigned into law 03/2000P-12Teen Smoking
H.B. 1243
Authorizes the Department of Human Services to develop and implement programs aimed at reducing the use of tobacco by youth; accepts and expends private contributions therefor....

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UTVetoed 03/2000P-12Health/Sex Education
H.B. 411
Relates to public schools; modifies the instruction requirements pertaining to community and personal health, physiology, personal hygiene, and the prevention of communicable disease curriculum taught in grades eight through 12; relates to abstinence education...

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SDSigned into law 02/2000P-12Vaccinations
S.B. 42
Requires a varicella immunization for school entry....

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12Elementary School Physicals
S.B. 437
Allows licensed nurse practitioner acting under the supervision of a licensed physician to provide a report of a comprehensive physical examination within the 12 months prior to the date the pupil first enters such public kindergarten or elementary school....

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TNSigned into law 02/2000P-12Coordinated Health Program
H.B. 674
Provides for coordinated school health program; requires program to include, but not be limited to, school nurses, health education, school nutrition services, a health school environment, and school counseling, psychological and social services....

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