The Board of Education may require students of the County School System to submit to periodic health examinations to:

  1. protect the school community from the spread of communicable disease;


  2. verify that the learning potential of each child is not lessened by a remediable physical disability.

The County Board may provide or request parents to provide:

  1. general physical examinations for athletics;


  2. dental examinations;


  3. tests for communicable disease;


  4. vision and/or audiometric screening;


  5. scoliosis tests;


  6. other tests that may be deemed necessary by health concerns.

The Board shall directly notify the parents of students, at least annually at the beginning of the school year, of the specific or approximate dates during the school year when any nonemergency, invasive physical examination or screening is scheduled or expected to be scheduled for students if the examination or screening is: (1) required as a condition of attendance; (2) administered by the school and scheduled by the school in advance; and (3) not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a specific student, or other students.

The term "invasive physical examination" means any medical examination that involves the exposure of private body parts, or any act during such examination that includes incision, insertion, or injection into the body, but does not include a hearing, vision, or scoliosis screening.


20 U.S.C. 1232(h)