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§ 7-402. Physical examination requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: April 11, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division II. Elementary and Secondary Education [Titles 2-9.5] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Public Schools (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Health and Safety of Students (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 11, 2023
MD Code, Education, § 7-402
§ 7-402. Physical examination requirements
Regulations requiring physical examination of students
(a) The Department in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health shall adopt regulations requiring a physical examination for children entering the Maryland Public School System for the first time.
Regulations relating to time of examination
(b) The regulations shall require each child entering the Maryland Public School System for the first time to have a physical examination completed within:
(1) The 9-month period before entering the public school system; or
(2) The 6-month period after entering the public school system.
Examination by physician, physician assistant, or certified nurse practitioner
(c) The physical examination required under subsection (b) of this section shall be completed by:
(1) A licensed physician;
(2) A licensed physician assistant with a delegation agreement approved by the State Board of Physicians; or
(3) A certified nurse practitioner.
Reporting requirements
(d)(1) For each school year each public school shall report to the county board or county health department the number of children entering the public school system for the first time who have not had a physical examination because of:
(i) The lack of access to health care;
(ii) Insufficient financial resources; or
(iii) Any other reason, including a religious reason, as the public school deems appropriate.
(2) The county board or county health department shall report the information obtained under paragraph (1) of this subsection to the Maryland Department of Health.


Added as Education § 7-401.1 by Acts 1990, c. 475, § 1, eff. July 1, 1990. Renumbered as Education § 7-402 by Acts 1996, c. 10, § 16, eff. April 9, 1996. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 62, § 6; Acts 2020, c. 578, § 1, eff. July 1, 2020; Acts 2023, c. 49, § 2, eff. April 11, 2023.
MD Code, Education, § 7-402, MD EDUC § 7-402
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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