TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER i: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
PART 665 CHILD AND STUDENT HEALTH EXAMINATION AND IMMUNIZATION CODE
SECTION 665.140 TIMETABLE FOR EXAMINATIONS
Section 665.140 Timetable for Examinations
a) The examination shall be conducted within one year:
1) Before the date of entering school (this includes nursery school, special education, Head Start or other pre-kindergarten programs operated by elementary school systems or secondary level school units or institutions of higher learning; and students transferring into Illinois from outside of the State or outside of the country);
2) Before the date of entering kindergarten or first grade;
3) Before the date of entering the sixth grade;
4) Before the date of entering the ninth grade.
b) For students attending school programs where grade levels are not assigned, examinations shall be completed before the date of entering and within one year prior to the school years in which the child reaches the ages of five, 11, and 15.
c) For students from other countries who attend classes, regardless of the duration of stay, examinations shall be completed within one year before the date of entering the school and at other intervals as provided in this Section.
d) Additional health examinations and further evaluations of students may be required when deemed necessary by local school authorities.
e) In programs operated by elementary school systems or secondary level school units or institutions of higher learning, health examinations are recommended for children under five years of age at intervals of not less than two years.
f) Lead screening is required as follows:
1) Lead screening is a required part of the health examination for children between one and seven years of age entering a day care center, day care home, preschool, nursery school, kindergarten or other child care facility, including programs run by a public school district. Each parent or legal guardian shall provide a statement from health care provider that the child has been assessed for risk of lead poisoning or tested or both, if the child resides in an area defined as high risk by the Department or if the child is potentially at high risk for lead poisoning. This statement shall be provided prior to admission and subsequently in conjunction with required physical examinations. (Section 7.1 of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act)
2) Physicians and other health care providers shall also screen children age seven years and older for lead poisoning in conjunction with the school health examination when, in the medical judgment of the health care provider, the child is potentially at high risk of lead poisoning. (Section 6.2 of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act)
(Source: Amended at 41 Ill. Reg. 2973, effective February 27, 2017)