as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring school districts to fully inform parents of
their ability to refuse an early childhood developmental screening because
of conscientiously held beliefs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section
121A.17, subdivision 5.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 121A.17, subdivision 5, is amended to
The board must inform
each resident family with a child eligible to participate in the developmental screening
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new text beginnew text end the availability of the program and the state's requirement that a child receive
a developmental screening or provide health records indicating that the child received a
comparable developmental screening from a public or private health care organization
or individual health care provider not later than 30 days after the first day of attending
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A school district must inform all resident families with eligible children under age seven
that their children may receive a developmental screening conducted either by the school
district or by a public or private health care organization or individual health care provider.
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