Maine Revised Statutes

§6451. Health screening

1. Student right to screening for sight and hearing defects.  Each student shall be screened periodically to determine whether they have sight or hearing defects.
[ 1981, c. 693, §§5, 8 (NEW) .]
2. Commissioner's duties.  The commissioner shall:
A. After consultation with the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, adopt rules and provide school administrative units with assistance and materials to carry out this subsection; [1981, c. 693, §§5, 8 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §7 (REV).]
B. Furnish to the administrators of the school administrative units the prescribed directions for the tests of sight and hearing; and [1981, c. 693, §§5, 8 (NEW).]
C. Furnish test cards, record and report forms and other useful materials for carrying out the purpose of this section. [1981, c. 693, §§5, 8 (NEW).]
[ 1981, c. 693, §§5, 8 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §7 (REV) .]
3. Exempt students.  A student whose parent objects in writing to screening or religious grounds shall not be screened unless a sight or hearing defect is reasonably apparent.
[ 1981, c. 693, §§5, 8 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1981, c. 693, §§5,8 (NEW). 2003, c. 689, §B7 (REV).

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