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Section: Limitations of actions; burden of proof

Statute: 18A:40-4.3

1. Every board of education shall provide for the biennial examination of every pupil between the ages of 10 and 18 for the condition known as scoliosis in accordance with standards jointly established and promulgated by the Departments of Health and Senior Services and Education. Such examination shall be carried out by a school physician, school nurse, physical education instructor or other school personnel properly trained in the screening process for scoliosis. Every board of education shall further provide for the notification of the parents or guardian of any pupil suspected of having scoliosis. Such notification shall include an explanation of scoliosis, the significance of treating it at an early stage, and the public services available, after diagnosis, for such treatment. L.1978,c.97,s.1; amended by 2000, c.126, s.2.

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