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Policy 500.40 – Student Health Service and Requirements

The Board recognizes that students with special health care needs are entitled to public education. Therefore, the Board delegates to the Administration responsibility for developing regulations to provide necessary health care services for students with special health care needs in accordance with state and federal law.

Policy 500.41 – District Nurses

The Board accepts, as a basic responsibility, protecting the health of school children and providing a program of health education that promotes good health habits and concepts through health and nursing services.

Policy 500.42 – Administering Medication to Students

The Board recognizes that some students need to receive medication during the school day and delegates to the Administration responsibility for developing appropriate regulations for administering medication to students in accordance with Utah Code

Policy 500.43 – Vision Screening

The Board of Education is committed to the screening of students within their jurisdiction for visual difficulties or impairments in accordance with applicable state law. Students with vision problems are affected academically, socially, and psychologically.

Policy 500.44 – Student Hearing Conservation Program

Public schools assume a responsibility in the conservation of hearing of the student in public schools. This responsibility is given in Utah State Law 53-22-1. Impaired hearing is a condition which affects the student academically, socially, and psychologically. Therefore, every effort shall be made to prevent this condition.

Policy 500.46 – Home and Hospital Instruction

The Board of Education recognizes the importance of providing instruction to students who are confined to home or hospital. The Board also recognizes the need to maintain contact between the school and the home during the time when these students are unable to attend school.

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