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SB-746 Pupil health: physical examinations.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/17/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 746


Introduced by Senator Portantino

February 17, 2017


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


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 746, as introduced, Portantino. Pupil health: physical examinations.
Existing law authorizes a physician and surgeon or physician assistant to perform a physical examination that is required for a pupil to participate in an interscholastic athletic program of a school.
This bill would additionally authorize a doctor of chiropractic, naturopathic doctor, or nurse practitioner practicing in compliance with the respective laws governing their profession to perform that physical examination.
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.