Physical Examination Requirements
State of NH/ Department of Education law pertaining to pre-enrollment status to school: RSA 200:32 & ED 311:03
RSA 200:32 - Physical Examination of Pupils. – There shall be a complete physical examination by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse of each child prior to or upon first entry into the public school system and thereafter as often as deemed necessary by the local school authority. The result of the child's physical examination shall be presented to the local school officials on a form provided by the local school authorities. No physical examination shall be required of a child whose parent or guardian objects thereto in writing on the grounds that such physical examination is contrary to the child's religious tenets and teachings.
Ed 311.03- Physical Examination of Students. Schools shall accept documentation of a student's physical examination, provided:
(a) The examination has been performed within the past year; or
(b) If an examination has not been performed within the past year, the school shall accept documentation of an appointment for a physical examination with a licensed physician, advanced registered nurse practitioner or physician's assistant within a time determined by the school district for conditional enrollment.
All students in the middle / high school wishing to participate in school sponsored sport programs must have a physical examination on file within the year of the sport activity they wish to participate in. This physical exam will be in effect for the student’s career at that particular school. Any injury requiring medical attention will require a medical release for the student to return to active play.