What Are New Student Health Assessments?
New student health assessments measure the health of all children entering public school in North Carolina for the first time. Health issues that affect learning are addressed.
State law requires that every child entering kindergarten in a N.C. public school receive a health assessment. The assessment must occur within 12 months prior to entering school. The medical provider, parent or guardian must provide a completed health assessment transmittal form to the principal of the school on or before the child’s first day of attendance.
Starting 2016/17 school year, ALL students entering a NC public school for the first time must submit a completed health assessment. NC House Bill 13. Health Assessments must be presented on any student entering NC Public Schools for the first time and the assessment is to have been completed within 12 months of transfer to NC Schools.
Many local health departments and physicians across the state perform the assessment.