Questions
1)  Who is required to have a physical examination?
2)  When are physical and immunization records due?
3)  Can my physical be done in another state?
4)  Who needs the Eye Examination and when is it due?
5)  Who needs a Dental Examination and when is it due?
6)  My student needs to take a medication at school, can I just bring in the medication?
 
Answers
1)  Q Who is required to have a physical examination?
A
All kindergartners and sixth grade students are required to have a physical. Any student that is new to Illinois schools, regardless of grade level, will also have to have proof of a physical examination. Examinations must have been within one year prior to the first day of school attendence.
2)  Q When are physical and immunization records due?
A
Physical and immunization records are due in the nurse's office by the 4th Friday in September, or within 30 days of registration.
3)  Q Can my physical be done in another state?
A
Yes, BUT , because of the information required by the State of Illinois, any physical must be recorded on an Illinois School Physical Form.
4)  Q Who needs the Eye Examination and when is it due?
A
The Eye Examination (new in 2008) is required for all Kindergartners, and any student new to Illinois schools, regardless of grade level. It must be done by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist (the screening portion on the physical does not meet this requirement) and is due by October 15th, or within 30 days of registering, which ever is later.
5)  Q Who needs a Dental Examination and when is it due?
A
Dental Exams are required for all students in kindergarten, second grade and sixth grade, and are due by May 15th of the school year in which they are required.
6)  Q My student needs to take a medication at school, can I just bring in the medication?
A
No. In order for students to take medications (prescriptions AND over-the counter at school), a doctor must either fill out the Medication Authorization Form, or write a prescription on a printed prescription pad giving instructions to do so. A pharmacy label does not meet the requirement of a doctor's authorization. Also, medications must be in either the pharmacy or store bottle. No plastic baggies please!