Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby revised as follows, with the addition of the following sections:
Section 32B. Parental consent for out-of-school-district referrals, information, and materials
No student in any public elementary or secondary school, without the prior written consent of the parent or guardian, shall be referred to, or provided the contact information, business card, brochure, or other informational materials of, an individual, organization, or entity not employed by or under the direct control of the school district to which that student belongs , if such individual, organization, entity, or material involves information or counseling about health, psychological problems, reproduction, abortion, sexual education, sexual orientation, gender identity, bullying, or similar issues.
Section 32C. Parental consent for student surveys regarding personal or private issues
No student in any public elementary or secondary school, without the prior written consent of the parent or guardian, shall be requested or required to submit to a survey, analysis, or evaluation concerning personal issues including, but not limited to: (1) emotional and psychological concerns or issues, whether concerning the student or his family (including mental health screenings); (2) sexual behavior and attitudes; (3) illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behaviors; (4) feelings of victimization; (5) suicide attempts or ideation, or self-abuse; (6) birth control or abortion; (7) critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondent has family relationships; (8) legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those with lawyers, physicians, therapists, and ministers; (9) political affiliations; or (10) income. This will apply to all such surveys whether from a state or federal agency, whether administered in a classroom setting, by a school counselor, a school nurse, or school based health center staff member. All such screenings, surveys, analyses, and evaluations shall be made reasonably available with adequate advance notice to parents, guardians, educators, school administrators, and others for inspection and review prior to being administered.
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