State law addresses providing referrals to private physicians or community health partners.
216-RICR-20-10-4.11 Health Examinations
G. For students suspected or identified as having special health needs, referrals by a certified school nurse-teacher must be made as specified in this Part or in the Rhode Island Board of Education "Regulations Governing the Education of Children with Disabilities ".
216-RICR-20-10-4.13.2 Follow-up & Documentation Requirements
A. A student failing the screening must be given a retest on a different day (but within one month) before the parents are notified of the results of the test.
- Students who fail the screening criteria set must be re-screened by the certified school nurse-teacher.
- Parents of students who fail to meet the minimal visual requirements on the second screening must be notified in accordance with the requirements of § 4.19 of this Part in order to arrange for a comprehensive vision examination by an eye care provider.
State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-21-9. Health examinations and dental screenings – Reports – Records.
(a) ...Each community shall notify the parents or custodians of children of conditions requiring professional or skilled treatment.