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Revisions to School Health Services Regulations Effective 7/1/18
Revisions to School Health Services Regulations Effective 7/1/18
New York State Screening & Health RequirementsEffective July 1, 2018 the mandated years for health exams and screening will change. 
In addition, only the approved NYS School Health Examination Form may be used to document health exams to provide consistency across the state. Please find this form on the Health Services page under School Health Forms titled Health Certificate Appraisal Form. 

  • Health examinations will be required in grades PreK or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
  • Vision screening for distance and near vision acuity will be required of admission to school and in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
  • Hearing screening utilizing pure tone testing will be required of admission to school and in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
  • Scoliosis screening will be required in grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys