HOUSE BILL No. 1337
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Screening students for asthma. Requires the state
department of health and the state board of education to establish an
asthma screening program for children. Requires the governing body
of a school corporation to administer the asthma screening program.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
January 15, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1337
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-8.1-7-23; (02)IN1337.1.1. -->
IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]:
Sec. 23. (a) After December 31, 2002, the governing body of a
school corporation shall administer an asthma screening program
according to rules adopted under subsection (c) for children
enrolled in the first grade and other children suspected of having
(b) Records of asthma screenings conducted under subsection
(a) must be maintained and forwarded annually to the state
department of health and the Indiana state board of education for
purposes of improving the health of school children.
(c) The state department of health and the Indiana state board
of education shall adopt joint rules under
asthma screening program for children enrolled in the first grade
and other children suspected of having asthma. The rules must
(1) requirements for asthma screening equipment;
(2) qualifications of asthma screening personnel;
(3) asthma screening procedures; and
(4) criteria for failure of the screening tests and referral
standards based upon accepted medical practice and
SOURCE: ; (02)IN1337.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002] (a) Rules required
(c), as added by this act, must be adopted not
later than December 31, 2002.
(b) This SECTION expires December 31, 2003.