Students in home education programs are required to be immunized in accordance with law and regulations of the Secretary of Health. (24 P. S. 13-1303a and 23 Pa. Code 23.83 - 84) Students in home education programs are also required to receive the health and medical services required for students of the child's age or grade level. Each child of school age must be given an annual vision test, a hearing test and shall be measured and weighed. (Article 14 of the Pennsylvania School Code) Home education families may use the Department of Health’s form to document the child’s receipt of those services (Department of Health School Health Record). Each child must also have a medical examination and a comprehensive appraisal of his or her health at the following times:
For more information, call the Office of Counseling and Promotional Standards at 215-400-4810.