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TOA Submits Comments for Updating Texas Scoliosis Standards

July 20, 2017

The Texas Orthopaedic Association submitted comments to the Texas Department of State Health Services’ call for stakeholder comments on updating the state’s scoliosis screenings standards in Texas schools.  TOA recommended that DSHS follow the 2015 recommendations made by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Scoliosis Research Society that call for females to be screened at ages 10 and 12, and males to be screened once at either age 13 or 14.

Click here to view TOA’s stakeholder letter.

The 85th Texas Legislature passed HB 1076, which called for DSHS to update the state’s screening standards to meet the latest science.  HB 1076 was passed by Rep. Tom Oliverson, MD and Sen. Don Huffines.