The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Abnormal spinal curvature--An anatomic, structural
deviation from the normal spinal curve, such as scoliosis or kyphosis.
(2) Certification--The process by which the Department
of State Health Services (department) trains individuals to conduct
spinal screening as well as to then provide training screening procedures.
(3) Chief Administrator--The principal (or designee)
of a school as defined by the Texas Education Agency, Title 19, Part
2, Chapter 149, Subchapter BB.
(4) Department--The Department of State Health Services.
(5) Licensed professional--An individual who is appropriately
licensed under state law, including physicians, chiropractors, physical
therapists, and registered nurses, and has completed a course of study
in physical assessment.
(6) Professional examination--A diagnostic evaluation
performed by an appropriately licensed professional whose expertise
addresses the diagnostic needs of the individual identified as having
a possible abnormal spinal curvature. A professional examination is
one that is performed according to the requirements of this subchapter
and of Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 37.
(7) School--An educational institution, public or private,
that admits children who are five through twenty-one years of age,
which includes an individual school campus.
(8) Screening--A test or battery of tests for rapidly
determining the need for a professional examination.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §37.142 adopted to be effective March 21, 1986, 11 TexReg 1145; amended to be effective August 1, 2002, 27 TexReg 3157; amended to be effective September 17, 2008, 33 TexReg 7747; amended to be effective January 12, 2015, 40 TexReg 238; amended to be effective January 1, 2018, 42 TexReg 6928