TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER i: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
PART 665 CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION CODE
SECTION 665.140 TIMETABLE FOR EXAMINATIONS
Section 665.140 Timetable for Examinations
a) The examination shall be conducted within one year:
1) Prior to 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) Prior to the date of entering kindergarten or first grade;
3) Prior to the date of entering the sixth grade. For the 2008-2009 school year only, a health examination conducted from August 2006 through September 2007 (for a child who was entering fifth grade for the 2007-2008 school year) shall also be deemed to meet the requirements of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/27-8.1];
4) Prior to the date of entering the ninth grade.
b) For students attending school programs where grade levels are not assigned, examinations shall be completed prior to the date of entering and within one year prior to the school year in which the child reaches the ages of 5, 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 prior to 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 5 years of age at intervals of not less than 2 years.
f) Lead screening is required as follows:
1) Lead screening is a required part of the health examination for children age six years or younger prior to admission to kindergarten or first grade. Each parent or legal guardian shall provide a statement from a physician or health care provider that the child has been risk assessed if the child resides in an area defined as low risk by the Department, or screened for lead poisoning if the child resides in an area defined as high risk. (Section 7.1 of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act)
2) Physicians and other health care providers shall also screen children age six years and older for lead poisoning in conjunction with the school health examination when, in the medical judgment of the physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant, the child is potentially at high risk of lead poisoning. (Section 6.2 of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act).
(Source: Amended at 33 Ill. Reg. 7011, effective May 11, 2009)