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Policy Date: 01/14/2020

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The Auburn School District will carry out the provisions of New Hampshire Statutes RSA 200:32, RSA 200:38, and RSA 200:39.

RSA 200:32 Physical Examination of Pupils.
There shall be a complete physical examination by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner of each child prior to or upon first entry into the public school system and thereafter as often as deemed necessary by the local school authority. The result of the child’s physical examination shall be presented to the local school officials on a form provided by the local school authorities. No physical examination shall be required of a child whose parent or guardian objects thereto in writing on the grounds that such physical examination is contrary to the child’s religious tenets and teachings.

RSA 200:38 Control and Prevention of Communicable Diseases; Duties of School Nurse.
I.Each school nurse shall ensure that:
a.All children shall be immunized prior to school entrance in accordance with RSA 141-C:20-a.
b.All children shall have a complete physical examination prior to school entrance in accordance with RSA 200:32.

II.If the provisions of paragraph I are not met, each school nurse shall be responsible for informing school administrators of the noncompliance and for assisting with meeting such requirements, unless the child is exempt under RSA 141-C:20-c.

RSA 200:39 Exclusion from School.
Whenever any student exhibits symptoms of contagion or is a hazard to himself/herself or others, he/she shall be excluded from the classroom and his/her parents or guardians shall be notified as soon as possible.

Legal References:
RSA 200:32, Physical Examination of Pupils, RSA 200:38, Control and Prevention of Communicable Diseases, Duties of School Nurse, RSA 200:39, Exclusion from School

Adopted: July 11, 1985
Adopted: October 23, 2001
Adopted: May 24, 2005
Revised: January 14, 2020