Spinal Screening Program

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Program Overview                                                                                                                                                                                             

Doctor pointing at x-ray of back

Health and Safety Code, Chapter 37, Abnormal Spinal Curvature requires screening for abnormal spinal curvature for students in grades 6 and 9 attending public and private schools. Schools ensure that enrolled students comply with the screening requirement.  Schools are required to notify the parent or guardian if a student shows any signs of a possible abnormal spinal curvature. Parents or guardians may substitute professional examination for the screening.

Spinal Screening Program
Health Screening Group-Mail Code 1938
PO Box 149347 / Austin, Texas 78714-9347
1100 West 49th Street / Austin, Texas 78756-3199
512-776-7420 (phone)
Toll Free 1-800-252-8023 extension 6687
512-776-7256 (fax)

Contact the Health Screening Group by Email

Last updated March 23, 2015