school record or an affidavit of age) such as a bona fide record of the date and place of the child's birth, kept in the Bible in which the records of births, marriages and deaths in the family of the child are preserved; a certificate of confirmation or other church ceremony at least one year old, showing the age of the child and the date and place of the confirmation or ceremony; or a certificate of arrival in the United States, issued by the United States Immigration Officer, showing the age of the child; or a life insurance policy at least one year old showing the age of the child;
b and c are obtainable, and only in that case, the issuing officer may accept a certificate signed by a physician, who shall be a public health officer or a public school physician, stating that he has examined the child and that in his opinion the child is at least of the age required by this Act. The certificate shall show the height and weight of the child, the condition of the child's teeth, and any other facts concerning the child's physical development revealed by the examination and upon which his opinion as to the child's age is based, and shall be accompanied by a school record of age.
3. A statement on a form approved by the Department of Labor and signed
by the principal of the school that the minor attends, or during school
holidays when the principal is not available, then by the regional
superintendent of schools or by a person designated by him for that
purpose, showing the minor's name, address, social security number, grade
last completed, and the
names of his parents, provided that the statement shall be required only in
the case of a minor who is employed on school days outside school hours, or
on Saturdays or other school holidays during the school term.
4. A statement of physical fitness signed by a public health or
public school physician who has examined the minor, certifying that the
minor is physically fit to be employed in all legal occupations or to be
employed in legal occupations under limitations specified. If the
statement of physical fitness is limited, the employment certificate
issued thereon shall state clearly the limitations upon its use, and
shall be valid only when used under the limitations so stated.
In any case where the physician deems it advisable he
may issue a certificate of physical fitness for a specified period of time,
at the expiration of which the person for whom it was issued shall appear
and be re-examined before being permitted to continue work.
Examinations shall be made in accordance with the standards and
procedures prescribed by the State Director of the Department of Labor, in
consultation with the State Director of the Department of Public Health and
the State Superintendent of Education, and shall be recorded on a form
furnished by the Department of Labor. When made by public health or public
school physicians, the examination shall be made without charge to the
minor. In case a public health or public school physician is not
available, a statement from a private physician who has examined the minor
may be accepted, provided that the examination is made in accordance with
the standards and procedures established by the Department of Labor.
If the issuing officer refuses to issue a certificate to a minor, the
issuing officer shall send to the principal of the school last attended by
the minor the name and address of the minor and the reason for the refusal
to issue the certificate.
(Source: P.A. 87-895; 88-365.)