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Special Health Services

The District recognizes that some students need special health services during the school day. These students will receive special health services in conjunction with their education program.

Licensed health care personnel, in collaboration with the education team, determine the special health services to be provided and the qualifications of the individuals performing the health services. As a result of this collaboration, an individual health plan shall be developed by the school nurse. The plan will be

updated as needed, at least annually.

School nurses shall participate as part of the educational team and be responsible for duties as outlined in the Iowa Administrative Code, including the Nurse Practice Act, and Iowa Board of Nursing regulations.

Special health services do not include provision of first aid and routine medication administration.


Legal Reference:

Board of Education v. Rowley, 458 U.S. 176 (1982).
Springdale School District #50 v. Grace, 693 F.2d 41 (8th Cir. 1982).
Southeast Warren Comm. School District v. Dept. of Public Instruction, 285 N.W.2d 173 (Iowa 1979).
20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq.
34 C.F.R. Pt. 300 et seq.
Iowa Code §§ 256.11(7); 256B; 273.2, .5, .9(2)-(3); 280.8
281 I.A.C 14.2(2)
655 I.A.C 6

  • Approved: 08-02-93
  • Reviewed: 07-15-96, 01-11-99, 05-10-04, 12-10-12, 09-24-18
  • Revised: 01-14-19
  • Documents: 605.4

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