Health Examination Forms
Effective January 31, 2021, all health examinations performed forpublic school students when they are a new student in a school district and when they enter Pre-K or Kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11, must be documented on the NYS Required Health Examination Form or an electronic health record equivalent form which may not look the same, but presents the same information in the same order as indicated in the instructions - pursuant to Education Law.
NYS Required Health Exams, Screenings & Immunizations
Frequently Used Forms
Protocols & Policies
AS PART OF A REQUIRED SCHOOL HEALTH EXAMINATION, A STUDENT IS WEIGHED AND HIS/HER HEIGHT IS MEASURED. THESE NUMBERS ARE USED TO FIGURE OUT THE STUDENT'S BODY MASS INDEX OR 'BMI'. THE BMI HELPS THE DOCTOR OR NURSE KNOW IF THE STUDENT'S WEIGHT IS IN A HEALTHY RANGE OR IS TOO HIGH OR TOO LOW. RECENT CHANGES TO THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION LAW REQUIRE THAT BMI AND WEIGHT STATUS GROUP BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE STUDENT'S SCHOOL HEALTH EXAMINATION. A SAMPLE OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL BE SELECTED TO TAKE PART IN A SURVEY BY THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. IF OUR SCHOOL IS SELECTED TO BE PART OF THE SURVEY, WE WILL BE REPORTING TO NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT OUR STUDENTS' WEIGHT STATUS GROUPS. ONLY SUMMARY INFORMATION IS SENT. NO NAMES AND NO INFORMATION ABOUT INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS ARE SENT. HOWEVER, YOU MAY CHOOSE TO HAVE YOUR CHILD'S INFORMATION EXCLUDED FROM THIS SURVEY REPORT.