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Scoliosis Screening Program

 
28 PA Code, Chapter 23.10(b) states "A scoliosis screening test shall be administered to students in grade six and grade seven and to age-appropriate students in ungraded classes."
 
Students are mandated to have a physical examination in sixth grade. A standard physical examination includes a scoliosis screen. Students who have had a sixth grade physical examination completed (whether at their private provider or through the school) may be counted as a completed scoliosis screen. It is not required that the school rescreen these students.
 
Students who are diagnosed as having scoliosis may be counted as a completed scoliosis screen. It is not recommended that the school rescreen these students.
 
 
Updated: March 2018