House Bill 83
152nd General Assembly (Present)
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Sen. S. McBride
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ORAL HEALTH SCREENINGS.
This Act requires every public school and charter school to provide students enrolled in kindergarten, who have not been seen by a dentist by time of school enrollment, with an oral health screening by the last student attendance day of each school year. Notification to the primary teacher and parent or guardian must be done within 7 school days and a copy of the oral health screening results sent home. A referral to a dentist, if required, will be provided by the Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. The Division of Public Health (DPH), through the Delaware Smile Check Program, offers school-based oral screenings, at no cost to the school districts, schools, including charter schools, or the students. This Act takes effect for the 2024-2025 school year.
Takes effect upon being signed into law