State law addresses providing referrals to private physicians or community health partners.
Nevada Revised Statutes 391.292 Duties of school nurse.
- When appropriate, refer a pupil and the pupil’s parent or guardian to other sources in the community to obtain services necessary for the health of the pupil.
Nevada Revised Statutes 392.420 Physical examinations of pupils
- The school authorities shall notify the parent or guardian of any child who is found or believed to have scoliosis, any visual or auditory problem, or any gross physical defect, and shall recommend that appropriate medical attention be secured to correct it. Any written notice provided to the parent or guardian of a child pursuant to this subsection must include, to the extent that information is available, a list of any resources that may be available in the community to provide such medical attention, including, without limitation, resources available at no charge or at a reduced cost. If such a list is provided, the principal, his or her designee, or any employee of the school or the school district is not responsible for providing such resources to the pupil or ensuring that the pupil receives such resources.
Professional School Nurse Standard and Indicators
These professional school nurse Standard address providing referrals to health care providers as part of follow-up to health conditions or screenings.