Health Examination | Guidelines and Resources

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New NYSED Memo: School Health Examinations in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic (5/21/20)
Requests schools continue to accept any physical examination form from students for physicals conducted on or before January 30, 2021, regardless of the form used.

Health Examination Resources for Schools

School Health Examination Guidelines 2018
Provides information on student health examination requirements and guidance for administrators and school health personnel in establishing the mandated health program. 
(Updated May 2018)

Required NYS School Health Examination Form 
This form should be completed by the private health care provider or school medical director to document health examinations. The form may be printed and completed by hand or completed electronically by saving it to your computer, entering the information into the fillable fields and saving a copy for each student. Note: Until 1/30/21, schools may accept any health examination regardless of the form it is on. See the memo at the top of this page for additional info.

 

Sample Recommended NYSED Interval Health History for Athletics
Completed by parent/guardian no earlier than 30 days prior to the start of the sport.(Updated, 3/2018) Fillable PDF

Sample Recommended NYSED Interval Health History for Athletics
Completed by parent/guardian no earlier than 30 days prior to the start of the sport.(Updated, 3/2018) Word Doc

Sample Recommended Form-Medical Certificate of Limitations
Used to document private provider recommendations for accommodation for PE (Updated May 2018).

Sample Athlete with Disabilities FormThis resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics may be helpful in collecting additional health information from athletes with disabilities. (AAP-Bright Futures, 2019)

Health Exam FAQs

FAQs - Health Examinations 

Dental Certificates

Dental Certificates should be requested along with Health Examinations but are NOT required for school attendance.

Click the link below for Screening Resources on the Guidelines and Memos Page

NYS Education Department Screening Guidelines and Memos for Hearing, Scoliosis, and Vision include guidelines, screening forms, School Health Exam/Screening Chart, sample parent notification and referral forms, sample teacher observation forms, documentation, and tracking forms.

Page updated 5/28/2020