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Health Requirements

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HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

3 and 4 YEAR OLD PROGRAM

1.    Kentucky Certificate of Immunization:
        All children are required to present a valid up-to-date immunization certificate upon enrollment in school. KRS 214. 034 requires any child enrolled as a regular attendee in all public or private primary or secondary schools, and preschool programs shall have a current immunization certificate and be on file within two weeks of the child’s attendance. Information including school immunization legislation and regulations, school immunization schedules, school immunization reporting forms and requirements can be found at the Kentucky Immunization Program Web site.  Contact your child's physician, primary care provider, or the Green River District Health Department for an updated Immunization Certificate.
 
2.     Preventative Health Care Examination:
702 KAR 1:160 requires each child first entering a Kentucky public school or entering Grade 6 to present a Kentucky Preventative Health Care Examination Form.  This exam may be completed up to one year prior to initial entry.  Click HERE for form.
 
3.      Eye Exam for School Entry:
KRS 156.160 (1)(i) requires proof of a vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.  This evidence shall be submitted to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a three (3), four (4), five (5) or six (6) year old is enrolled in public school, public preschool, or Head Start program.
Click HERE for form.
 
 
INITIAL ENTRY IN SCHOOL (Kindergarten – 12th grade)
1.      A Kentucky Certificate of Immunization:
All children are required to present a valid up-to-date immunization certificate upon enrollment in school. KRS 214. 034 requires any child enrolled as a regular attendee in all public or private primary or secondary schools, and preschool programs shall have a current immunization certificate and be on file within two weeks of the child’s attendance. Information including school immunization legislation and regulations, school immunization schedules, school immunization reporting forms and requirements can be found at the Kentucky Immunization Program Web site.

One new age-specific immunization requirement and one booster dose requirement effective for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018:

  • 2-Dose Series of HepA (Age: 12 months through18 years)
  • Quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) booster dose (Age: 16 years)

Contact your child's physician, primary care provider, or the Green River District Health Department for an updated Immunization Certificate.

 
2.    Preventative Health Care Examination:
702 KAR 1:160 requires each child first entering a Kentucky public school or entering Grade 6 to present a Kentucky Preventative Health Care Examination Form.  This exam may be completed up to one year prior to initial entry.  Click HERE for form.
 
3.    Eye Exam for School Entry:
KRS 156.160 (1)(i) requires proof of a vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.  This evidence shall be submitted to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a three (3), four (4), five (5) or six (6) year old is enrolled in public school, public preschool, or Head Start program. Click HERE for form.
 
4.    Dental Exam/Screening
Kentucky law KRS 156.160 (j) requires proof of a dental screening or examination by a dentist, dental hygienist, physician, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant to be presented to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a five (5) or six (6) year old child is enrolled in public school. Click HERE for form.
 
SIXTH (6TH) GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
1.        Preventative Examination:
A second examination is required within one (1) year prior to entry into sixth (6th) grade.
This shall be reported on the “Preventative Health Care Examination Form – 6th Grade."
 
2.       Kentucky Immunization Certificate:
A valid up-to-date immunization certificate with the mandated Tdap booster, 1 dose of Meningococcal, 2nd dose of Varicella vaccine needs to be on file at the school for enrollment. Requirements can be found at the Kentucky Immunization Program web site.
 
  
TRANSFER STUDENTS
1.      Preventative Health Care Examination:
702 KAR 1:160 requires each child first entering a Kentucky public school or entering Grade 6 to present a Kentucky Preventative Health Care Examination Form.  This exam may be completed up to one year prior to initial entry.  Click HERE for form.
 
2.      Kentucky Immunization Certificate:
A valid up-to-date Kentucky immunization certificate is required. Out-of-state immunization certificates may be accepted if they meet the same age-specific requirements as outlined in this regulation.  The DCPS district nurse may be able to transfer out-of-state shot records to a Kentucky form.  Requirements can be found at the Kentucky Immunization Program web site.
 
VALID IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATES
            The following are considered VALID immunization certificates:
 
            Certificate of Religious Exemption

KRS 214.036 requires parents who object to immunization of their child to provide a written sworn statement objecting to immunization of the child on religious grounds.  Click HERE for form.

            Certificate of Medical Exemption
 These certficates must be completed and signed by a physician or Health Department official.                     

          

       

              

SPORTS PHYSICAL
 To access the student sports physical form, visit the Kentucky High School Athletic Association website.  At the bottom of the webpage in the lower left hand side, click the "KHSAA Forms" link. It can also be found by doing a internet search for  "KHSAA Sports Physical Form 2018".
 
           

PUBLIC NOTICE

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