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...
|VA||To governor 02/2014||P-12||Electronic Cigarettes Prohibited|
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...
|KY||To governor 02/2014||P-12||Services for Students with Diabetes, Seizure Disorders, and Hypoglycemia|
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...
|MI||To governor 02/2014||P-12||School Safety Drills and Cardiac Emergency Response Plans|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 01/2014||P-12||Youth Concussion Law|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 12/2013||P-12||Health Care and Wellness Education and Outreach Program|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||School nutrition.|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||Carbon Monoxide Devices in School Facilities|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2013||P-12||Concussions Provisions for Charter and Private School Students|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Information on Streptococcal Infection|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Meningococcal Immunization Before Grades 6 and 12|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Training Video on CPR and Automated External Defibrillators|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Student Possession of Topical Sunscreen Products|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Vaccination Guidelines|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Student Vision Health.|
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 ...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Health of Student Athletes|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Severe Allergy Protocol|
Lays out the protocol for epinephrine administration and in addressing food allergies.
|RI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||CPR 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...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Childhood Obesity Taskforce and Exercise Requirements|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Emergency epinephrine administration|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Local School Health Advisory Councils|
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...
|TX||Vetoed 06/2013||P-12||Screening for Spinal Curvature|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Smoke-Free Policies for Postsecondary Campuses|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Student Epinephrine Pens|
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 ...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Use of Epinephrine|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Concussions|
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...
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 06/2013||P-12||Increasing Awareness of Food Allergies in Schools|
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...
|No Smoking on Campus|
Prohibits smoking on the grounds of any campus of the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System or the Maine Maritime Academy.
|VT||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Life-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...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Concussions|
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...
|IL||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Physical Fitness|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Emergency Use Of Epinephrine Injectors In Schools|
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...
|LA||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Oral Health Care in Public Schools|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Epinephrine Pens at Schools|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Preventing Head Injury and Concussion|
Amends the definitions of "student athlete" and "student sports" for purposes of management of head injury and concussion.
|WA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Placing Epinephrine Autoinjectors in Schools|
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.
|LA||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Compliance with Physical Activity Requirement in Schools|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||School Allowable Drugs|
Enables local public and private schools to stock a supply of auto-injectable epinephrine.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Epinephrine Auto-Injectors|
Permits districts and school to obtain and possess epinephrine auto-injectors. Pages 87-88 of 214.
|MT||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Concussion Protection|
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, ...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Concussions|
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.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Establishing Statewide Indicators of Educational Health|
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...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Maintenance of a Stock of Epinephrine|
Authorizes schools to maintain a stock supply of epinephrine in a school setting.
|WV||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School Use of Epinephrine|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Amends Concussion Management Program|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Concussion Training|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Treatment of Diabetic students|
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 ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Cytomegalovirus Public Health Initiative|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Emergency Anaphylaxis Medications in Schools|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Cardiac Arrest Response|
Requires public and nonpublic schools to have automated external defibrillators and to establish emergency action plans for responding to sudden cardiac events.
|CA||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Training on Signs and Symptoms of Concussions|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Making Immunization Data Publicly Available|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Concussions|
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...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||CPR Instruction|
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 ...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Adminstering Ephinephrine|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Instruction in CPR and Using an AED|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Body 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...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||CPR 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.
|HI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Statewide School Health Services Program|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Concussion Management|
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.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Care of Students with Diabetes|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Administration of Auto-Injectable Epinephrine|
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...
|LA||Passed 06/2012||P-12||Study on Compliance re: Vending Machine and Physical Activity Policies|
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:...
|PA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12|
|Standards for Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Death in Student Athletes|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Administering Epinephrine|
Allows bus drivers and monitors to administer epinephrine under certain circumstances. Requires training. Allows for student possession of ephinephrine.
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Student 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...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Coordinated School Health Pilot Program|
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.
|ME||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Model Policy Regarding Management of Head Injuries in School Activities and Athletics|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Coordinated School Health Program|
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, ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Physical Exercise Requirement for Grades K-5|
(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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Concussions|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Immunization|
Urges support for access to immunization through school-based vaccination programs.
|MD||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Student Health Reporting|
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...
|AR||Adopted 04/2012||P-12||Nutrition 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.
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Concussions and Head Injuries|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Possession 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...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Care of Students with Diabetes|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Student Concussions and Medical Exams|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Voluntary Influenza Vaccination Program|
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....
|NE||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Testing for lead levels (lead poisoning) prior to school enrollment|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Dual Enrollment--Vaccination Requirements|
Provides that a high school must forward the immunization records of students attempting to enroll in postsecondary courses while still enrolled in high school.
|TN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||AIDS-related Curricula|
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.
|TN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||First Aid & Concussions|
Urges coaches of youth sports teams to take classes in first aid relative to the prevention, recognition, and treatment of concussions.
|TN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Curricular Changes for CPR Training|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Public Schools; Immunization Requirements|
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 ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Expanding Types of Medications Employees Can Administer|
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
|GA||Adopted 02/2012||P-12||CPR Classes and Automated External Defibrillators in Public Schools|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||Student Health - Lead Poisoning|
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...
|VT||Signed into law 01/2012||P-12||Safe Cleaning Products in Schools|
Proposes to protect the health of students, custodial staff, and other building occupants by requiring the use in schools of safe cleaning products.
|AL||Issued 12/2011||P-12||HIV/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...
|PA||Signed into law 11/2011||P-12||Safety in Youth Sports Act|
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...
|AR||Adopted Regulations 10/2011||P-12||Hearing 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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Training Nonmedical School Employees to Provide Emergency Assistance to Students Suffering Seizures|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey|
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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Bedbug Infestation Notifications|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Conditional School Attendance in Absence of Pertussis Boosters|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Data Collection Requirements/Charter Schools|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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.
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Health|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Definitions 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, ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Concussions by Student Athletes|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||National School Breakfast Program|
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...
|IL||Adopted 06/2011||P-12||Recess in Schools Task Force|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Comprehensive Sports Injury Management Program|
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.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Football Helmet Safety|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Food Allergies|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Guidelines for the Care of Students with a Diagnosed Food Allergy at Risk for Anaphylaxis|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reporting Student Performance on Physical Fitness Assessment|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Membership of Local School Health Advisory Council|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Authorizes School Districts To Restrict Smoking on District Property|
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...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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 ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Vaccination Against Bacterial Meningitis|
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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Physical Education|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Health Curriculum Component on Sexual Health|
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 ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Requires Policies and Programs on the Risk of Concussions and Head Injuries|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Administering Auto-Injectable Epinephrine|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Defibrillators|
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.
|VT||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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...
|NE||Vetoed 05/2011||P-12||Blood Lead Testing|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Concussions and Head Injury Awareness|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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
|CO||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Physical Education/Activity Requirements|
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.
|IA||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Protecting Against Concussions and Brain Injuries|
Concerned with protecting students from concussions and other brain injuries. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/linc/84/external/govbills/SF367.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Athletic Trainers|
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...
|MS||Vetoed 04/2011||P-12||Influenza Vaccination Program|
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.
|ND||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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...
|AR||To Governor 03/2011||P-12||Administration of Glucagon|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Student Sports Concussions|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Public School Vision Screening|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Support for Increased Participation in Outdoor Activities|
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....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Health Requirements for Students|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Concussions|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||School Athletics Safety|
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...
|KY||Adopted 03/2011||P-12||Students with Chronic Health Conditions|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Youth Health Risk Survey|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 12/2010||P-12||Care of Students with Diabetes|
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...
|IL||Adopted 12/2010||P-12||Recess in Schools Task Force|
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 ...
|IL||Adopted 11/2010||P-12||Influenza Mass Vaccinations|
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...
|PA||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010||P-12||Use 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...
|PA||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010||P-12||Local 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.
|NY||Vetoed 10/2010||P-12||Outdoor Playspace in NYC Public Schools|
-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 ...
|ME||Issued 10/2010||P-12||School-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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12|
|Authority of Physician's Assistant|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Integrated Pest Management|
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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Notifications of Bedbug Infestations at School|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Student Immunizations|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Students with Asthma|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Child Care/Day Care Facilities and CPR|
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.
|DC||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Physical 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...
|DC||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Health 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...
|DC||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Healthy 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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Nutrition and Physical Activity Best Practices Database|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Student 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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Lyme 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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||School 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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Guidelines for Educating Coaches and Players About Concussions|
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.
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Instruction|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Physical Education|
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 ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Prescribed Pancreatic Enzyme Supplements|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Dental Health Education, Screening, and Treatment Referral|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Diabetes Control Grant Program|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Air Quality in Schools|
Requires the school board of each school district to develop and implement a policy to address air quality in schools.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Healthy Kids Awards Program|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Prohibition on Outdoor Application of Certain Pesticides|
Prohibits the use of certain pesticides, characterized by various toxic properties, for day care center and school outdoor applications.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Guidelines for Concussions and Head Injuries|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Student Athletes - Concussions and Head Injuries|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Health-Related School Closures|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Diabetes Management|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Instruction in Resuscitation|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Student Health|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Healthy School Environments|
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...
|TN||Signed by Governor 04/2010||P-12||Annual Advisory on MRSA Infections|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||School Air Quality|
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.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Automated Defibrillator Devices (AEDs)|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Influenza Education and Immunizations|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2010||Postsec.||Ability to Designate Higher Education Institutions as Tobacco Free|
Authorizes institutions within the State System of Higher Education to be designated as tobacco free; provides for adoption of a policy by the institution.
|NE||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Health Screenings|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Vision Screening|
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
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Free Vision Screenings|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Electronic Cigarettes on School Property|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Healthier Schools Initiative|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
|School Nurses, Medication Administration|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Comprehensive Food Service Training|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Vaccination Plans|
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 ...
|WI||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Human Growth and Development Instruction|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12|
|Automated External Defibrillators|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2010||Postsec.|
|Task Force on Underage Drinking in Higher Education|
Establishes Task Force on Underage Drinking in Higher Education. Defines membership and duties of task force.
|WI||Signed into law 12/2009||P-12||Protects Health Care Volunteers from Liability|
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...
|NV||Rule Adoption 10/2009||P-12||HEALTH COURSES|
NAC 389.2423, .2944, .281, .381, .455
Revises and repeals provisions governing courses of instruction for health.
|TX||Adopted 10/2009||P-12||Control 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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Cleaning of Wrestling Equipment|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Information about Meningococcal Disease|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Early Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity Pilot Program|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Health Emergencies, Certification Requirements|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||MRSA Prevention in Residential Schools and Juvenile Corrections Centers|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Application of Lawn Care Products|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Life-Threatening Food Allergies|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Obesity Prevention Initiative Act|
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)...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||School Diabetes Care Plans|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Dentistry in the Schools|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Cancer Prevention|
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...
|OH||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Integrated 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://...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Policies 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 ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Administration 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Governor'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...
|HI||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2009||P-12||Environmentally-Sensitive Cleaning and Maintenance Products|
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.
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Reproductive Health and Safety Education|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Fitness Assessments|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.||Bacterial Meningitis and Postsecondary Compliance Programs|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Web Site on Special Health Needs|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Coordinated School Health Program|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Concussions|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Repeal of Health School Health Committee|
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.
|TX||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Integrated Pest Management in Schools|
4 TAC 184.108.40.206, .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...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Phys. Ed. and Health in Elementary Schools|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Automatic External Defibrillators in Schools|
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...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Student Health|
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,...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Waivers for Makeup Days|
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,...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Commission on HIV|
Extends by one year the reporting date for the commission to review New Hampshire's statutes on HIV education, prevention, and control.
|AL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Automated External Defibrillator|
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....
|NE||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Booster Immunizations for 7th graders|
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...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Student Weight|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Adolescent Health|
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...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Instructions for Schools Offering CPR Instruction|
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...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Public Health Emergencies|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Psychotropic Drug Policy Reviews|
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 ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Immunizations|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Information about Meningitis|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Outreach 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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Immunizations|
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. -
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Diabetes Prevention and Health Improvement|
Makes all schools, instead of just high schools, eligible for grants from the Tennessee center for diabetes prevention and health improvement.
|GA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Student Health and Physical Education Act|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Air Quality|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Auto-Injectible Epinephrine|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Safe Routes to School Program|
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 ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Physical Fitness Measurement Program|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Health|
Repeals the program for scoliosis screening in schools. Chapter 41
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School 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...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Administration of Medication|
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
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.|
|The Clean Air on Campus Act of 2009|
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.
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Sports Safety|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation|
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...
|Finance and Facilities|
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...
|KY||Issued 12/2008||P-12||Commission on Philanthropy|
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....
|IL||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 09/2008||P-12||Prevalent Student Chronic Health Conditions|
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...
|WA||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||SEX EDUCATION|
Amends rules relating to sex education. Provides definition and requirements for providing sex education.
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12|
|Commission on Children and Youth|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Health Exams for Students Entering Grade 6|
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...
|CA||Signed by Governor 07/2008||P-12||Environmental impact|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Standards-Based PE and Health Curricula|
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.
|LA||Issued 07/2008||P-12||Abstinence 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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||Postsec.|
|Student Immunization Reports|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
|School Indoor Air Quality|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Health Curriculum|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Posting of Student Allergy to Peanut|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Safe Environments for Students with Food Allergies|
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 ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Vaccinations|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Eligibility for Free or Reduced Health Insurance|
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 ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||School Breakfast Programs|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Debrillators in High Schools|
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...
|LA||Became law without governor's signature 06/2008||P-12||Information on Human Papillomavirus|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Immunization against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||School Health Coordinators Pilot Program|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Immunization Compliance Reports|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
|Heartsaver AED Fund|
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 ...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Self-Medication|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||Postsec.|
|TB Screening for Higher Education Students|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Self-Administration of Medication|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Defibrillators in Schools|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System|
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 ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Quality Afterschool Opportunities Act|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Physical Activity|
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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Defibrillators in Schools|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Health Services in a Family Resource or Youth Services Center|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Choking Risk in Children|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Eye Examinations|
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 ...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School District Wellness Policies|
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...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Funding for School-Based Health Clinics|
Allows funding from the Health Care Cash Fund to be used for school-based health clinics (formerly prohibited).
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Dental Screenings|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Defibrillators|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Diabetic students|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Task Force on Student Physical Fitness|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Administration of Nebulizers|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
|Student Health Insurance Outreach Pilot Project|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Dental and Lead Screenings|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Mental Health Awareness|
Adds mental health education and awareness to the list of topics that shall be covered in family life education curricula.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Epinephrine Auto-Injector|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||High School Health Ed. Curriculum|
Adds education concerning CPR and first aid to the health education curriculum to students in grades six to 12.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Administration of Prescription Medication|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Hearing Exams|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Physical Fitness|
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...
|AK||Adopted 02/2008||P-12||IMMUNIZATIONS 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 ...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||School Nurses|
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.
|LA||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||School Health Forms|
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...
|MA||Signed into law 12/2007||P-12|
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.
|MA||Signed into law 12/2007||P-12||Hygenic Procedures Pertaining to Instruments|
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.
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||Health|
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...
|IA||Adopted 10/2007||P-12||School 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...
|IL||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 10/2007||P-12||Eye Examinations|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2007||P-12||student health|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||PE 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...
|NY||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Diagnostic 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...
|IA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||Blood Lead Test|
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...
|OR||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Health and Physical Education|
Adds health and physical education to list of curriculum defined by state content standards. ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Nebulizers in Schools|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Idling of School Bus Engines|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Health Data Task Force|
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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act|
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/?...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Green Cleaning Schools Act|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Training in CPR and Using a Defibrillator|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Integrated Pest Management|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Virus Prevention Campaign|
Requires distributing information about human papillomavirus to parents and guardians of seventh to twelfth graders and to pediatricians; establishes a public awareness campaign.
|IL||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Smoking Ban in Schools and Dormitories|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Dental Health Certificates|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Self-Administration of Medication|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Tobacco Free Schools|
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.
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reduction in Diesel Emissions|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Pesticide Applications|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Peanut Allergies: Safety Issues|
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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Eye Examinations|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Pilot Program: Physical Exercise, Weight Control|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Steroids, Performance-Enhancing Substances|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Healthier Beverages, Snacks|
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.
|NC||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Instruction in Lawful Abandonment of Newborn Baby|
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.
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Providing Health Care to Students|
Directs the Education Oversight Committee to hold hearings on the demands placed upon public schools in providing health care to students.
|NH||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||External Defibrillator Advisory Commission|
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 ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Task Force on School Nurses|
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.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Coordinated Health Program|
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...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
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...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Immunization Information System|
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.
|NC||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Provision of HPV, Other Information|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Health and Safety|
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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Notice of Immunizations Needed; Translation Requirement|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Dental Screenings|
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...
|TX||Became law without governor's signature 05/2007||P-12||HPV Immunization|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||HPV Included in Course Materials|
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 ...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||All-Age Access to Smoking Cessation Programs|
Allows youth to access and consent to state smoking cessation programs.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Statewide Hearing Loss Education Intervention Coordinator|
H.F. 2245 [Hearing Loss Intervention]
Specifies duties of the Statewide Hearing Loss Education Intervention Coordinator. (Section 7)
|IN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||HPV Information|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Automated External Defibrillators|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Immunization of Homeless Students|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Sexual Health Education|
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...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Self-Adminstered Epinephrine|
Allows students to carry and self-adminster prescribed epinephrine in school for severe allergies.
|MD||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||HPV 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...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2007||P-12||HPV Vaccine in School-Based Clinics|
Relates to health care; provides for the Human Papillomavirus vaccine in school-based clinics.
|AK||Passed 04/2007||P-12||health insurance|
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)
|MS||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Mississippi Healthy Student Act|
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 ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Human 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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Nurse Program|
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...
|FL||Issued 03/2007||P-12||Establishing the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Crohn's Disease Awareness|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Immunization Against Invasive Pneumococcal Disease|
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.
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Concept-Based Fitness Class|
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...
|VA||Passed 03/2007||P-12||Childhood Obesity Joint Subcommittee|
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 ...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Medication Administration for Life Threatening Conditions|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Combatting 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...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Childhood 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.
|TX||Issued 02/2007||P-12||HPV 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...
|DE||Adopted 12/2006||P-12||Student 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
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Prescription Medications|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Information on Diabetes in Schools|
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.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||School Health Centers|
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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Children's Mental Health Advisory Board|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Booster Vaccinations|
Requires children born after January 1, 1990 to have booster vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis upon entering the 6th grade....
|NY||Vetoed 08/2006||P-12||Centers of Excellence in Culturally and Linguistically Competent Mental Health|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Vision Screening|
Requires vision screening for children entering kindergarten.
|VA||Rule Adoption 07/2006||P-12||Standards 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 ...
|AZ||Approved by voters 07/2006||P-12||Early 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 ...
|NY||Vetoed 07/2006||P-12||Dental Health Certificates|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Immunization Against Invasive Pneumococcal Disease|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Schoolchildren's Health Act|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Student Physical Fitness Assessments|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Physical Education Pilot Program|
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 ...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Health Advisory Council for physical education|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||Postsec.||Meningitis Vaccinations|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Distribution of Meningococcal Meningitis Fact Sheet|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Adoption Awareness|
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...
|NY||Died 06/2006||P-12||Skin Cancer Prevention|
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....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Lead Poisoning Information|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Physical Education Pilot Program|
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...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Recommending or Refusing Psychotropic Drugs|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Children's Environmental Health and Safety Bill of Rights Act|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||Postsec.|
|Meningitis Vaccination as Prerequisite for Course Registration|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Meningococcal Disease|
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...
|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...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Auto-Injectible Epinephrine|
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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Physical Activity Requirement for Schools|
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.
|IL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Epinephrine Auto-Injector|
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...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Students with Life-Threatening Allergies and Chronic Illnesses|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2006||Postsec.||Smoking Ban in Dorms|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Educational Materials on Meningitis|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Use of Inhalers in Private Schools|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Physical Health Plans for Students|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Homeless Students and Immunization|
Prohibits school districts from denying admission to homeless children for lack of proof of immunization.
|CO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School-based Health Clinics|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Student Medicaid Eligibility|
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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Guidelines 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 ...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Healthy Children Task Force|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||School Health Coordinators|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Minimum Requirements for Immunization for Children|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Meningitis Disease and Vaccine|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Health Education|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Hepatitis C Education and Awareness|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|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...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Body Mass Index|
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 ...
|WI||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Information on Meningococcal Disease|
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, ...
|WI||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Volunteer Health Care Provider Program|
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 ...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Obesity Prevention Program|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Automatic External Defibrillators|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Ratio of School Nurses|
Changes ratio of school nurses to students in enrollment.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Urges Use of Prevention Dimensions Curriculum|
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 ...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Individual Diabetes Care Plans|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Local School Wellness Plans|
Directs local school districts to establish local school health councils to provide guidance on the development and implementation of a local school wellness plan.
|NJ||Issued 12/2005||P-12||Steroid 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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2005||P-12||School Wellness Policies|
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
|CA||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||High School Athletes and Use of Steroids|
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. ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Content Standards for Health Education|
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,...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||Community College|
|Health Supervision and Services Fees for Community College Students|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Immunization|
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...
|NY||Rule Adoption 09/2005||P-12||School 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)
|PA||Active 09/2005||P-12||Pennsylvania Growth Screening 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...
|IL||Vetoed 08/2005||P-12||School Wellness Policies|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Cleaning products in schools|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Using school space to improve student access to health|
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...
|NY||Vetoed 07/2005||P-12||Sun exposure and instruction regarding skin cancer|
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to protection from sun exposure and instruction regarding skin cancer.
|AK||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Self-Medication|
An Act relating to self-administration and documentation of certain types of medication prescribed to a child attending school....
|NY||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Asthma Medications|
Establishes a protocol to allow school districts to maintain asthma treatment agents as stock medication, in response to the epidemic of pediatric asthma. ...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Pesticide Applications|
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://220.127.116.11/textofbill/s/2005SB-00916-R04-SB.ht...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Health Program Recognition|
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...
|RI||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 07/2005||P-12|
|Performance Enhancing Dietary Supplements|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Modifications to Mercury Reduction and Education Act|
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....
|HI||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Asbestos Testing|
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
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Health 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...
|MO||DELIVERED TO SECRETARY OF STATE 06/2005||P-12||Model School Wellness Program|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Health 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...
|MT||Rule Adoption 06/2005||P-12||School 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)...
|CT||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Healthy Food at Schools|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Students with Life-Threatening Allergies|
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...
|SC||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 06/2005||P-12||Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Act|
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...
|TN||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 06/2005||P-12||Indoor Air Quality|
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...
|MN||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
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....
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Students with Diabetes|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Anabolic Steroids|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards|
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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Health, Nutrition and Physical Education Guidelines|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2005||Postsec.|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||CPR and Heimlich Maneuver|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Self-Administration of Epinephrine|
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...
|FL||Vetoed 05/2005||P-12||Psychotropic Medication|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Student Individual Health Care Plan|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Notification of Meningoccal Meningitis Vaccines|
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...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2005||Postsec.||Immunization of Postsecondary Students for Meningitis|
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 ...
|TN||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 05/2005||P-12||Health Report Card on Children|
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...
|TN||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 05/2005||P-12||Healthy Lifestyles|
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...
|TN||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 05/2005||P-12||Childhood Obesity|
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,...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Student Self-Administration of Epinephrine|
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...
|WA||Paritally Vetoed 05/2005||Postsec.||Meningococcal Immunizations|
Requires schools to provide information on meningococcal immunization....
|WA||to governor 05/2005||P-12||Meningococcal Disease|
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...
|NV||(H) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 43. 05/2005||P-12||Self-administering prescribed medications|
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...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Mercury in Schools|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Athletic Trainers|
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...
|OR||Adopted 05/2005||P-12||School-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...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Healthy Foods, Physical Education Requirements|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Asthma Drugs|
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...
|NC||To governor 04/2005||P-12||Student Asthma Medications|
Requires local school boards to adopt policies permitting students diagnosed with asthma to possess and self-administer certain asthma or anaphylaxis medications.
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts|
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...
|AZ||Vetoed 04/2005||P-12||Privacy in Schools|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Vision Exams|
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...
|MD||Rule Adoption 04/2005||P-12||State 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...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Asthma Self Medication|
Allows asthma self medication in schools.
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-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...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Self Administration of Medication|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Asthma And Anaphylaxis Treatment Plans|
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...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Department of Health and Environment|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Pupil Breathing Medication|
Permits students authorized by a licensed health care professional to possess and self-administer breathing medication in handheld inhaler devices.
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Food and Beverages|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Student Health Promotion Act of 2005|
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.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Student Medications|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Administration 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 ...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Students Medication Administration|
Allows public school students to carry and self- administer asthma medication and emergency anaphylaxis medication.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Self Injected Epinephrine|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.||Higher Education Vaccination for Hepatitis B|
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 ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Arkids First Program|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Self-administration of medication for the treatment of asthma|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Health and Nutrition in Schools|
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...
|ND||To governor 03/2005||P-12||High School Units|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Self Administered Asthma Medication|
Requires school districts to permit students to possess and self administer inhaled asthma medication; imposes requirements; delegates duties to the Department of Education....
|IL||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Heartsaver Automated External Defibrillator|
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)...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Student Tuberculosis Screening|
Repeals the requirement for tuberculosis screening for school students and employees. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2005/bills/SB39enr.pdf...
|OH||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Student Small Pox Immunization|
Requires students to be immunized against chicken pox subject to certain exceptions....
|MA||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Diabetic Student Treatment|
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...
|DE||Rule Adoption 12/2004||P-12||K-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...
|PA||Signed into law 11/2004||P-12||Student Asthma Medications|
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....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Exclusion 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Health 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Health 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Curriculum 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teen Parents in Foster Care Act|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Pupil Health: Self-Administration of Medication|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Pupil Health: Self-Administration of Medications|
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. ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Air Pollution: Schoolbus Idling at Schools|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Pupils Health: Vision Appraisal|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Hypodermic Needles and Syringes|
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....
|MA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Enzyme Supplements|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Schools: Irradiated Foods|
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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Chicken Pox Vaccine|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Safe Routes to School Program|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School Health Services|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Comprehensive Sexual Health and AIDS Prevention|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2004||P-12||Pupil Immunization|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Obesity|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Student Dental Exams|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Urinal and Toilet Deodorizers Sale and Use|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Healthy and Fit Kids Act of 2004|
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...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2004||Postsec.|
|Student Meningococcal Immunizations|
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...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Meningitis Immunization Awareness|
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 ...
|AL||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Delegation by School Nurses|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Immunization Requirements for School Children|
Requires children entering school or day care to be immunized against pertussis and tetanus; authorizes adult immunization programs; relates to state aid for immunization.
|NY||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School Admission Immunization Requirement|
Requires child to be immunized against chickenpox for admission to 6th grade. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S02594&sh=t...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2004||P-12||School Safety Plans|
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...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Vision Screening|
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...
|NC||To governor 07/2004||P-12||Parental Notification of Meningitis Vaccines|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Physical Fitness in Schools|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Standard School Health Forms|
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...
|RI||Passed 07/2004||P-12||Environmental Health And Safety|
(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...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004||P-12||Health and Fitness Assessment|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Parental Refusal to Administer Drug|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School Nurses and Medication in Schools|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.|
|Hepatitis B Vaccinations|
Encouraging all college age students to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Smoking/Tobacco Products on School Property|
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...
|GA||Vetoed 05/2004||P-12||Athletic Trainers|
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...
|TN||To governor 05/2004||P-12||School Assistance with Diabetes Care|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Urges Instruction in Healthy Lifestyle Choices|
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...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Multiple Provisions|
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...
|AZ||Vetoed 04/2004||P-12||Mental Health Evaluations and Medications|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Student Asthma Self-Medication|
Allows student self-administration of asthma medication by inhaler or nebulizer. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb2198_hd1_.htm...
|NH||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Daily Physical Activity for Pupils in Schools|
Requires school districts to recommend daily physical activity to pupils....
|CO||Signed into law 04/2004||Postsec.|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||HIV Testing|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 04/2004||Postsec.||Vaccination Requirement|
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....
|IA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Asthma Medication|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Education|
Concerns education; requires, under certain circumstances, each LEA to allow certain students to carry and self-administer asthma medications....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School Policy on Medical Inhalers|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Asthma Medication|
Requires all schools to permit students to self administer asthma medication....
|ME||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Emergency Medical Help|
Ensures that emergency medical help is available to all school children and personnel; relates to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators.
|IN||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Hepatitis B|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Asthma Medication by Pupils in School|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Foods And Beverages Sold At Public Schools|
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....
|ME||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Use of Asthma Inhalers by Students|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Custodial and Maintenance Care for Schools|
Establishes criteria for custodial and maintenance care for school facilities. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB53.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||School Nurses|
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/...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Legislative Health Advisory Committee|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||School Nurse|
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...
|OR||Rule Adoption 01/2004||P-12||Mercury Elimination Policies|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2004||Postsec.||Meningococcal Vaccinations for Full-Time Students|
Requires meningococcal vaccinations for full-time students at institutions of higher education....
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Student Health Report|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2003||P-12||Smoking on School Buses|
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...
|DE||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Certification 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...
|WI||Signed into law 10/2003||Postsec.||Meningococcal Disease Vaccinations|
Requires college students to be informed about meningococcal disease and hepatitis B; requires colleges to maintain certain records about the vaccination status of students....
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Fee Assessment on Instructional Materials|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Pupil Screening: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2003||P-12||Pupil Health: Vision Appraisal|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Emergency Medical Services: Diabetes|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||School District Governing Boards: Contracts|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||California Childhood Obesity Prevention Act|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12|
|School Facilities: Maintenance and Repair|
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...
|NY||Vetoed 09/2003||P-12||School Cafeteria Cooling Requirements|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Community Service|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Tobacco Free Schools|
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....
|WI||Emergency Rule Adoption 08/2003||P-12|
|Immunization of Students|
Establishes emergency rules relating to immunization of students. WISCONSIN REG 20282 (SN)...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Health Screening|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Administering Medication|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Vision Examinations|
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, ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Autism Diagnosis Education Program|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Medical Care for Students|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Lead Poisoning Screening|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Lead Poisoning|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Recommending Medication|
Prohibits public school personnel from recommending to a parent or guardian that a student seek a prescription for certain types of medication....
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||Postsec.||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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School Nutrition|
Requests the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study issues related to nutrition among state public school children....
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Health 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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Psychotropic Drugs|
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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Psychotropic Drugs|
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 ...
|AL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Asthma Medications in Schools|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2003||Postsec.||Meningitis and Hepatitis B Immunization|
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....
|TN||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Mold Abatement|
Creates task force to establish guidelines for mold abatement in public schools....
|MI||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Health Care Treatment for Students|
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...
|DE||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||School 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...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Maximum Weight Standards For School Textbooks|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Obesity and Health Needs of Children|
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; (...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||School Health Advisory Councils|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Duration of School Health Services|
Extends to 27 years the maximum duration of certain projects providing school health services for pre- school and school-age children....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Higher Education|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Cancer 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....
|NV||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Tobacco Use in Schools|
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....
|NE||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Vaccinations|
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...
Relates to provisions of meningococcal immunization information to first-time students by degree- granting postsecondary educational institutions....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Vaccinations for Students|
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 ...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Children's Mental Health|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Use of Asthma Inhalers|
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....
|NH||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Epinephrine Auto Injectors|
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....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Vaccinations|
Requires vaccinations for Meningococcal disease for post-secondary students who live in on-campus housing....
|IN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Immunization for Chicken Pox|
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...
|AR||Became law without governor's signature 05/2003||P-12||A Health Advisory Committee|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
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....
|MS||Signed into law 04/2003||Postsec.||Meningitis and Hepatitis Risk and Vaccinations|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Self Medication|
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 ...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Diabetes Medication DispensationSAME AS: LC1066|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Oral Health Instruction into Public School|
Implements oral health instruction into public school curricula. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB811.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Child Health Advisory Committee|
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 ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Emergency Pilot Program to Assist Public School|
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....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Religious Exemption to the School Immunization|
Revises the Religious Exemption to the school immunization requirements; tracks children with exemptions.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Student Self-Administration of Asthma Medications|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Pregnancy Incentive Grant Fund|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Adequate Student Eye Health and Vision Care|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Restrictions on Smoking on School Grounds|
Part of this bill prohibits all uses of tobacco products on school grounds....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Scoliosis Screening for Public School Students|
Directs school principals to implement a program of regular screening for scoliosis for pupils. Provides for parental notification....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Organ Donor Education|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Primary Care Centers In Schools|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Local School Health/Physical Education Advisory Councils|
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 ...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Childrens Inoculations|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Ergonomics in Education Study|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2003||P-12||Mandatory District School Breakfast Program Participation|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Integrated Pest Management Act|
Creates the School Integrated Pest Management Act; implements a policy for integrated pest management in public, private and charter schools....
|PA||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||School Cafeterias|
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....
|UT||Adopted 12/2002||P-12||Medical Recommendations by School Personnel to Parents|
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...
|OR||Adopted 11/2002||P-12||Form and Protocol for Physical Exams|
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...
|NJ||Adopted 11/2002||P-12||Prohibition 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Curricula|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||The Use of Sunscreen at School|
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....
|CA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Smoking Rules|
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....
|MA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Students with Asthma May Possess and Use Prescription Inhalers|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2002||Postsec.||Hepatitis B|
Requires hepatitis B vaccinations for full-time students at institutions of higher education....
|OK||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||School Nurses|
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....
|NY||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Children's Medications|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Psychotropic Drugs|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Emergency Medical Information Form for Bus Drivers and EMTs|
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...
|RI||To governor 06/2002||P-12||I.D. Cards|
Adds evidence of immunization to the Intra-state education Identification card for each child. This act takes effect upon passage....
|RI||To governor 06/2002||P-12||Pesticide Applications|
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...
|SC||Act No. 06/2002||P-12||Vaccinations, Meningitis|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Heimlich Maneuver|
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....
|PA||To governor 06/2002||Postsec.||Vaccinations|
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....
|TN||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Food Offerings|
Relates to urging primary and secondary schools to offer students more calcium rich foods and beverages in their lunch and snack bar programs....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||CPR Training|
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....
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Duties of Auditor General|
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 ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Asthma Control Program and School Personnel Asthma Training|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Self-Administration of Asthma Medication|
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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Defibrillators|
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 ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Colocation of Family Resource Centers and School-Based Health Clinics|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Special Needs Children and the State School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Physical Education|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Immunization Tracking Registry|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Child Immunization|
Resolve authorizing emergency adoption of legislation regarding immunization of children. http://janus.state.me.us/legis/bills/billdocs/LD212401.doc...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Education School Nurse Consultant|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Children with Diabetes|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Vision Screening of Young Children|
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....
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Emergency Aid|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Numerous Program Changes|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||State Physical Activity Coordinator and K-9 P.E. Recommendations|
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....
|IN||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Indoor School Air Quality|
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...
|KS||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Pupil Health tests and Inoculations|
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...
|UT||Vetoed 03/2002||P-12||Psychotropic Drugs|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Medication or Treatment Orders|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Air Quality in New Schools|
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...
|MI||Public Act No. 03/2002||P-12||Procedures for Medication Administration by Nonmedical Personnel|
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 ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Students May Self-Administer Asthma Medication|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Smoking Prohibition|
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....
|IN||Signed into law 03/2002||Postsec.||University students must be immunized for meningococcal disease|
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....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Psychotropic Drugs|
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...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State 10/2001||P-12||Mercury Reduction Act|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||P-12||The use of toxic substances as part of educational instruction|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||P-12||Backpacks and Student Health|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||School-Based Health Center|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2001||P-12||Authorizes School Personnel to Assist a Pupil to Take or Apply Medication|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Use of Locally Grown Foods in School Food Programs|
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 ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Diabetes|
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....
|NH||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Health|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Medicaid Trust Fund|
Establishes the Medicaid Trust Fund For School-Based Services....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Encourage School Personnel to Learn Life-saving Techniques|
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-...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2001||Postsec.||Meningitis Vaccinations of College Students|
Requires meningitis vaccinations of college students living in on-campus housing....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Student Self Administration of Asthma Medication|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Physical Exams for Sports Participants|
Directs school districts to require students in grades 7 through 12 who participate in sports to receive physical examination....
|TX||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||CPR Instruction|
Relates to cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction of public school students....
|NC||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Health Screening|
Modifies the health certificate requirements for public school employees to include tuberculosis or any physical or mental disease....
|IL||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Meningitis Information|
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; ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Immunization for School Children|
(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...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Permits Educators on a School Field Trip to Assist with Medications|
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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Vision Screenings Required|
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)...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Nursing Services|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||The Use of Mercury In Schools|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Student Medication|
Expands civil and criminal immunity for school personnel who administer medication to students....
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Full Time Nurses In Schools|
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....
|IN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Student Self Medication|
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...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Start-Up Costs for School Breakfast Programs|
Provides start-up costs for school districts to establish school breakfast programs....
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Physical Activity|
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...
|WA||Vetoed 05/2001||P-12||Pesticides Around Schools|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Smoking Prevention|
Establishes a youth smoking prevention commission; provides a community health grant program....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||In-school Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Programs|
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....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Mandated Health Education|
Mandates every public educational institution in this state to offer health related education including physical education training and instruction....
|AL||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Prohibiting Petroleum Tanks Near Schools|
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....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Sex Education|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||Postsec.||Immunization of College Students|
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 ...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Toxic Chemicals|
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....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Comprehensive Physical Exams|
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....
|NJ||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Self -Administration of Medication|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Pesticides Near Schools|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Students with Diabetes|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Pest Control|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||The Use of Pesticides In Schools|
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 ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Health Care for Low-Income Students|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in Schools|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Three -Year Health Study|
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 ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Brain/Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Curricula|
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...
|Panel of Experts|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Hepatitis A and Schools|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Whistle Blower Provision|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||First Aid Cources|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Health Screening|
Delays the mandatory requirement that all kindergarten enrollees have a documented screening for lead poisoning for admission or continued enrollment....
|RI||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Requires Eye Exams by First Grade|
Requires that all school children, prior to the first grade, shall be given an eye examination by a physician or an optometrist....
|CA||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||School Health Programs|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Lunch & Breakfast Program|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Health Care Screenings|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Medicaid Funds To Schools|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Background Screening of School Health Employees|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Health Insurance and Medicaid Rules|
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...
|OK||Vetoed 06/2000||P-12||Smoking Prevention|
Enacts the Oklahoma Youth Smoking Prevention Act; defines terms and creates the Youth Smoking Prevention Fund....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Nuses Can Administer Drugs|
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....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Scholarship|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Enforcement of Health Requirements|
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....
|VT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Environmental Clearinghouse|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Tobacco Use Prevention|
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....
|NJ||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Meningitis Vaccination|
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....
|GA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Psychiatric Medication of Children|
Act No. 80., Creates the Commission on Psychiatric Medication of School-Age Children....
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....
|MI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Immunization 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....
|NH||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Use of Education Trust Fund|
Prohibits school districts from using disbursements from the Education Trust Fund as unanticipated revenue....
|AZ||Vetoed 04/2000||P-12||Tobacco Education Advisory Council|
Creates the Tobacco Education Prevention Advisory Council consisting of 16 members, to serve no more than two consecutive five year terms....
|GA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Peachcare for Kids|
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....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Tobacco on School Campuses|
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....
|MD||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Lead Screening|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Vaccinations|
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....
|ME||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Administering Medication|
(LD 1261); Requires unlicensed school personnel to be trained before administering medication to students in Maine's public schools and approved private schools....
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Unhealthy Conditions in Schools|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2000||Postsec.||Vaccinations|
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...
|VA||Became law without governor's signature 04/2000||P-12||Testing for Lead|
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....
|VA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Administering Drugs to Students|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Asthma Inhalers|
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....
|MI||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Inhalers for Asthma|
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...
|MI||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Immunity|
Public Act 9., Relates to education; revises qualified immunity for administering medication in public schools for certain school employees....
|NE||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Tobacco Fund Settlement|
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....
|SD||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Teen Smoking|
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....
|UT||Vetoed 03/2000||P-12||Health/Sex Education|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Vaccinations|
Requires a varicella immunization for school entry....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Elementary School Physicals|
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....
|TN||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Coordinated Health Program|
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....