Wyoming - School-based health services: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses aspects of traditional school-based health services (noted below), but does not formalize a program to aid in the establishment of clinics or health centers on campus for students. Health services provided for may:• Establish a school health board to govern school district health services• Set qualifications and certification required for physicians and health professionals providing school-based health services• Provide financial support for school-based health services• Address community involvement and/or partnership with school-based health services• Provide details as to the type of services provided

Wyoming Administrative Rules 206.0002.6 Accreditation

Section 19. Services. All districts shall provide support services. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit school districts and/or schools within a district from providing these support services through partnerships with community agencies. The support services provided for students shall include:

(a) Health/Safety Services. The district shall ensure that students are educated in a safe environment that meets all applicable building, health, safety and environmental codes and standards required by law for all public buildings. (W.S. 21-15-115(a)(i)).

  • (i) The district shall provide an organized program provided by qualified personnel to:
    • (A) Identify potential and existing health problems through routine health screening including:Hearing screening for acuity and otological problems.
      • (II) Vision screening for acuity and color blindness.
    • (B) Immediate and temporary care in case of injury.
    • (C) Provide procedures for referral to other health care providers and community agencies.
    • (D) Provide procedures for confidentiality of all health information.
    • (E) Promote the health and well being of all students. Provide for the safe handling, storage and administration of both prescription and overthe-counter medications.

[In effect for SY2017-2018. Revised as of May 2018.]


Wyoming Administrative Rules 206.0002.6 Accreditation

Section 4. Definitions.
(l) Health Services. An organized program provided by qualified personnel to: identify potential and existing health problems among students; provide injury and illness prevention services and emergency care; provide procedures for referral to other health care providers and community agencies; protect confidentiality of all health information; provide for the safe handling, storage and administration of both prescription and over the counter medications; and promote the health and well being of all students.

[In effect for SY2017-2018. Revised as of May 2018.]

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