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AB-1992 Pupil health: physical examinations.(2015-2016)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1992


Introduced by Assembly Member Jones

February 16, 2016


An act to amend Section 49458 of the Education Code, relating to pupil health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1992, as introduced, Jones. Pupil health: physical examinations.
Existing law authorizes a physician and surgeon or physician assistant to perform a physical examination that is required for participation in an interscholastic athletic program, as specified.
This bill would additionally authorize a doctor of chiropractic, naturopathic doctor, or nurse practitioner practicing in compliance with the respective laws governing their profession.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 49458 of the Education Code is amended to read:

49458.
 When a school district or a county superintendent of schools requires a physical examination as a condition of participation in an interscholastic athletic program, the physical examination may be performed by a physician and surgeon or surgeon, physician assistant practicing in compliance with Chapter 7.7 (commencing with Section 3500) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code. Code, doctor of chiropractic practicing in compliance with Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1000) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, naturopathic doctor practicing in compliance with Chapter 8.2 (commencing with Section 3610) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, or nurse practitioner practicing in compliance with Article 8 (commencing with Section 2834) of Chapter 6 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code.