N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.2(l)5&6 – Screenings
These rules require that screenings be conducted by a school physician, school nurse, or other school personnel properly trained and that the school district notify the parent of any student suspected of deviation from the recommended standard.
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-4.3 – Biennial Examination for Scoliosis
District boards of education must provide for biennial (occurring every two years) scoliosis screening programs. Every pupil between the ages of 10 and 18 must be examined for scoliosis in accordance with standards jointly established and promulgated by the NJDOH and NJDOE. The examination must be carried out by a school physician, school nurse, physical education instructor, or other school personnel properly trained in the screening process. District boards of education must provide for the notification of the parents or guardian of any pupil suspected of having scoliosis. The notification must include an explanation of scoliosis, the significance of treating it at an early stage, and the public services available, after diagnosis, for such treatment.
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-4.4 – Exemption
Pupils shall be exempt from the examination upon written request of their parent or guardian.