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(5.27) Who is responsible for providing health services?

(5.27) Who is responsible for providing health services?

These services may be provided by school personnel and with the necessary services credential with a specialization in health or by a school nurse.  [Cal. Ed. Code Sec. 49423.5(a)(1).]  They may also be performed by designated school personnel who are trained in performing a specialized physical health care service when two conditions are met: first, the school personnel are supervised by a school nurse; doctor, or public health nurse, and second, the health care service is determined by that health care professional:

  1. to be routine for the pupil;
  2. pose little potential harm;
  3. capable of being performed with predictable outcomes; and
  4. not require the designated school personnel to engage in nursing functions, such as assessment, interpretation, or decision making.  These school personnel must also be competent in CPR and knowledgeable of local emergency medical resources.