Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 20-8.1-7-23.

Synopsis: Student growth measurement. Requires a school corporation to report student growth information to the state department of health. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the Indiana commission on excellence in health care.)

Effective: July 1, 2005.

Brown C, Becker, Porter, Ruppel

    January 13, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.


First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-8.1-7-23; (05)IN1352.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-8.1-7-23 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 23. (a) A school corporation shall annually report to the state department of health the height, weight, ethnicity, age, and sex of the school corporation's students.
    (b) A school corporation shall report data required under subsection (a) according to rules adopted under this section. The rules must include the following:
        (1) Information regarding the importance of accurate measurements and the collection of measurements for improving children's health.
        (2) Procedures for the measurement of children in a respectful and dignified manner.
    (c) Data may not be reported under this section in a way that makes students personally identifiable.
    (d) The state department of health, in consultation with the department, shall publish and make available to the public an

annual report summarizing data collected under this section.
    (e) The state department of health and the Indiana state board of education shall adopt joint rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this section.