SECTION 1. Section 57 of Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word results, in line 11, the following words: - “including a substance use screening using a validated tool,”
And by inserting after the word department., in line 21, the following words: - “Substance use screenings shall be performed by nurses, physicians, or other personnel who are approved by the department of public health for the purpose, and shall be conducted at least once annually in grades 8 or 9, and 11.”
SECTION 2. Said Section 57 of Chapter 71 is further amended by inserting after the final paragraph the following paragraph:-
“Substance use screening results shall not be recorded in any file subject to inspection under Section 34E of Chapter 71. Results for all students shall be recorded without identifying information and reported to the Department of Public Health no later than 30 days after completion.”
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