|(a) Spinal screening is required, for all children
who attend public and private schools, to detect abnormal spinal curvature.
Spinal screening, conducted under this subchapter by a person who
is not a licensed professional, as the term is defined in this subchapter,
must be conducted following the most recent, nationally accepted and
peer-reviewed standards for spinal screening. The spinal screening
requirements are established in policy located on the department's
website at http://www.dshs.texas.gov/spinal.
(b) A person who is not a licensed professional, as
that term is defined in this subchapter, who conducts spinal screening
must be trained and certified as described in §37.146(a) of this
title (relating to Standards and Requirements for Screening Certification
and Instructor Training).
(c) The requirements of this section do not apply when
the individual is already actively under medical care by an appropriate
licensed professional for one or more of the spinal problems for which
screening is performed under this section. In order to claim this
exception, the individual under the scenarios described in Texas Family
Code, §32.003 or, if the individual is a minor, the individual's
parent, managing conservator or legal guardian, must submit documentation
from the licensed professional to the school. The documentation must
be signed and dated by the licensed professional, and must affirmatively
state that the individual is under active, ongoing medical care from
the licensed professional for specific spinal problems as referenced
in this subsection.