"Assessment" has the same meaning as "screening."
"Developmental screening" means identification of the motor, language, social-emotional, and cognitive status of the child.
"Health maintenance referral" means a referral made for periodic medical or dental examinations, immunizations, or health or nutritional counseling.
"Licensed," "registered," or "certified" means licensed, registered, or certified in Minnesota.
"Parent" means the mother, father, or legally appointed guardian. If a child is a ward of the commissioner of human services or other public official, the parent is the commissioner or such official. If the parent or guardian is unknown or cannot be found after reasonable efforts have been made, the parent is an agency or other person appointed pursuant to Minnesota Statutes or court order.
"Early childhood health and developmental screening program" or "screening program" means the systematic procedures developed to conduct screening of preschool children.
"Referral" means an organized system for providing information to the parent at the summary interview about the names of agencies or providers to possibly be used for evaluation or diagnosis.
"Screening" means the use of procedures to sort out apparently well children from those in need of more definitive study of health or developmental problems.
"Screening personnel" means professional, paraprofessional, and volunteer staff who conduct activities as part of the screening program.
MS s 123.703
L 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; L 1985 1Sp12 art 6 s 27
October 8, 2007