Public school students; school board to provide program for kidney disease screening. (HB1440)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Kidney disease screening for public school students. Directs each school board to provide parent educational information or, within time periods specified in Board of Education regulations, to implement a program of regular screening for kidney disease for pupils at all grade levels, unless such students are pupils admitted for the first time to a public school and have been tested as part of the required comprehensive physical examination, or the parents of such students have indicated their preference that their children not participate in such screening. Local school boards are to develop procedures for parents to indicate their desire to "opt out." The Board of Education is to promulgate regulations for the implementation of the screening program, which shall address, but shall not be limited to, requirements and training for school personnel and volunteers who may conduct such screenings; procedures for the notification of parents when evidence of kidney disease is detected; and such other provisions as the Board deems necessary. Local school divisions may seek volunteers from among health care professionals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2008Presented and ordered printed 088890552
01/15/2008Referred to Committee on Education
01/29/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1440)
02/06/2008Tabled in Education


Jim Duncan writes:

Is this really necessary?

VA A., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Delegate Hull's Bill