Michigan - Referrals: Program requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses providing referrals to private physicians or community health partners.

Michigan Administrative Code R 340.1162 School nursing services.

Rule 2. A professional school nursing services program is designed to enhance the educational processes of children and youth through improvement in their health status and contribute to their attainment of greater knowledge in the area of health. A program shall include:

  • (f) Channels for communication between the school and the home, private physician and health and social agencies in the community.

Michigan Administrative Code R 340.1162 School nursing services.

Rule 2. A professional school nursing services program is designed to enhance the educational processes of children and youth through improvement in their health status and contribute to their attainment of greater knowledge in the area of health. A program shall include:

  • (i) A plan for in service education for school personnel including observations of the health of students, referral systems, and first aid and emergency care procedures.
  • (j) A system by which school personnel may initiate appropriate referral of students.

Michigan Administrative Code R 340.1163 Functions of the school nurse.

Rule 3. A school nurse shall:

  • (e) Stimulate incorporation of health education in the school curriculum by serving on curriculum committees, serving as a consultant and resource person or participating in teacher-parent education programs.
  • (f) Serve as intermediary between the school and the home, private physician, and health and social agencies regarding the health status of students and their needs for consideration in future community health planning.
  • (g) Assist students and their families to obtain optimum health and well-being by stimulating behavior change through the educative process, including individual or group counseling.
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