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(5.26) What are school health services?

(5.26) What are school health services?

School health services are services provided by a qualified school nurse or other qualified person. These services include health and nursing services such as:

  1. Managing a student’s health problems on the school site;
  2. Consulting with students, parents, teachers, and others;
  3. Counseling with parents and students concerning health problems; and
  4. Providing specialized physical health care services which are necessary during the school day to enable the child to attend school.
    [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.12.]

California law defines specialized physical health care services to include “catheterization, tube feeding, suctioning, or other services that require medically related training.”  [Cal. Ed. Code Sec. 49423.5(d).]