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School health services to be provided
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 19
§ 901. School health services to be provided. 1. School health
services, as defined in subdivision two of this section, shall be
provided by each school district for all students attending the public
schools in this state, except in the city school district of the city of
New York, as provided in this article. School health services shall
include the services of a registered professional nurse, if one is
employed, and shall also include such services as may be rendered as
provided in this article in examining students for the existence of
disease or disability and in testing the eyes and ears of such students.

2. School health services for the purposes of this article shall mean
the several procedures, including, but not limited to, medical
examinations, dental inspection and/or screening, scoliosis screening,
vision screening and audiometer tests, designed to determine the health
status of the child; to inform parents or other persons in parental
relation to the child, pupils and teachers of the individual child's
health condition subject to federal and state confidentiality laws; to
guide parents, children and teachers in procedures for preventing and
correcting defects and diseases; to instruct the school personnel in
procedures to take in case of accident or illness; to survey and make
necessary recommendations concerning the health and safety aspects of
school facilities and the provision of health information.