JHC - Student Health Services and Requirements

Code:  JHC
Adopted:  8/13/97
Revised/Readopted: 11/16/22
Orig. Code: JHC

Although the district’s primary responsibility is to educate students, the students’ health and general welfare is also a major Board concern. The Board believes school programs should be conducted in a manner that protects and enhances student and employee health and is consistent with good health practices.

The district shall provide:

1. One registered nurse or school nurse for every 125 medically fragile students;                    2. One registered nurse or school nurse or one licensed practical nurse under the supervision of a registered nurse or school nurse for each nursing-dependent student; and                                                                                                                                                                3. One registered nurse or school nurse for every 225 medically complex students.

The district may use the most cost effective means available to meet the above requirements.

The district shall maintain a prevention-oriented health services program which provides:

1. Pertinent health information on the students, as required by Oregon statutes or rules;    2. Health appraisal to include screening for possible vision or hearing problems;                    3. Health counseling for students and parents, when appropriate;                                              4. Health care and first-aid assistance that are appropriately supervised and isolates the sick or injured child from the student body;                                                                                        5. Control and prevention of communicable diseases as required by Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, and the county health department;                                      6. Assistance for students in taking prescription and/or nonprescription medication according to established district procedures;                                                                                    7. Services for students who are medically fragile or have special health care needs;            8. Integration of school health services with school health education programs.

The Board directs its district health staff to coordinate with health personnel from other public agencies in matters pertaining to health instruction or the general health of students and employees.

In accordance with the requirements of federal law, the district recognizes its responsibility to notify parents in advance of any nonemergency, invasive physical examination1 or screening that is required as condition of attendance; administered and scheduled by the school in advance; and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student, or of other students.

Notification will be provided at least annually at the beginning of the school year or when enrolling students for the first time in school and will include the specific or approximate dates during the school year when such activities are scheduled or expected to be scheduled.

Procedures shall be developed and implemented to carry out this policy. All district employees will be apprised of their responsibilities in this area. Parents shall have the opportunity to request their students be exempt from participation in vision or hearing screening. The district will abide by those requests.


Legal Reference(s):
ORS 329.025
ORS 336.201
ORS 336.211
OAR 581-022-2050
OAR 581-022-2220
OAR 581-022-2225

Protection of Pupil Rights, 20 U.S.C. § 1232h (2018); Student Rights in Research, Experimental Programs and Testing, 34 C.F.R. Part 98 (2022).
Every Student Succeeds Act, 20 U.S.C. § 7928 (2018).
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g (2018).