Health Examinations

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)

Memos Related to Health Examinations

NYSED Memo: School Health Examination in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic -12/17/2020
This memo provides updated information in light of the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department is again extending the requirements for a health exam for school attendance and participation in interscholastic athletics. (NYSED December 2020) 

NYSED Memo: School Health Examinations in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic
This memo provides updated information on the use of the NYSED Required Health Examination Form through January 31, 2021, allowing additional time for parents to obtain private healthcare provider health exams before scheduling them at school, excluding students or staff who show signs of communicable disease, permitting student-athletes to participate in the fall 2020 sports season if they have a health exam from 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 school years and provide a health history completed and signed by the parent/guardian within 30 days of the start of the season(i.e. Sample Recommended NYSED Interval Health History for Athletics). (NYSED, May 21, 2020) 

New NYSED Memo: Required NYS School Health Examination Form Update 
Provides an update and affirmation that the school should continue to accept a health exam on any form for the 2019-2020 school year. (4/18/19)   

NYSED Memo: New NYS School Health Examination Form Implementation Year 
Provides clarification on acceptance of health exam on ANY form for the 2018-2019 school year. (8/23/2018) 

NYSED Memo: Updated RecommendationRegarding Sports Physicals 
Provides updated guidance that physicals for sports participation may be conducted at any time throughout the year and that they are valid for 12 months through the last day of the month in which the physical was conducted (12/2000)

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