Senate File 2153 - Reprinted SENATE FILE 2153 BY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 3067) (As Amended and Passed by the Senate February 26, 2020 ) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the administration of physical examinations 1 and student health screenings by school districts. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 SF 2153 (3) 88 kh/jh/mb
S.F. 2153 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 279.72 Health screenings —— 1 prohibition. 2 1. Each school district is prohibited from administering 3 or conducting an invasive physical examination of a student or 4 a student health screening that is not required by state or 5 federal law without first acquiring the written consent of the 6 student’s parent or guardian. This section applies only to a 7 minor child in the direct care of a parent or guardian, and 8 does not apply to an emancipated minor or a minor who is not 9 residing with the parent or guardian. 10 2. This section shall not be construed to prohibit a school 11 district from conducting health screenings in emergent care 12 situations or from cooperating in a child abuse assessment 13 commenced in accordance with section 232.71B. 14 3. For purposes of this section: 15 a. “Emergent care situation” means a sudden or unforeseen 16 occurrence or onset of a medical or behavioral condition that 17 could result in serious injury or harm to a student or others 18 in the event immediate medical attention is not provided. 19 “Emergent care situation” includes the need to screen a student 20 or others for symptoms or exposures during an outbreak or 21 public health event of concern as designated by the department 22 of public health. 23 b. “Invasive physical examination” means any medical 24 examination that involves the exposure of private body parts 25 or any act during such examination that includes incision, 26 insertion, or injection into the body, but does not include a 27 hearing, vision, or scoliosis screening. 28 c. “Student health screening” means an intentionally 29 planned, periodic process to identify if students may be at 30 risk for a health concern and to determine if a referral 31 for an in-depth assessment is needed to consider appropriate 32 health services. “Student health screening” does not include 33 an episodic, individual screening done in accordance with 34 professional licensed practice. 35 -1- SF 2153 (3) 88 kh/jh/mb 1/ 1