Student Health Services

Overview

A healthy school environment that promotes health and facilitates optimal development, increases student academic success. School nursing, which is grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, bridges health care and education through care coordination, collaboration, and student-centered care utilizing standards of practice as outlined in the Utah State Legislature's:

This page provides resources for school professionals and families to build a healthy school culture and community while supporting school health and wellness.

Resources

Utah State Board of Education Model Health and Wellness Policy
Utah State Board of Education Child Nutrition Program, National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

School Nursing and Wellness
Utah State Board of Education 

School Nursing Documents
Utah Department of Health

Responding to Student Head Injuries

Chapter 53: Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Act
Utah State Legislature

R277-614: Athletes and Students with Head Injuries
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Administrative Rules

School-related Head Injuries and Management of Sports-related Concussions. Model Concussion and Head Injury Policy (coming soon)

Head Injury Flowchart for Utah Schools (Including a Head 'Bump')

Parent Notification of Head Injury During School Hours
Notificación para Padres Sobre Lesiones en la Cabeza Durante Horas Escolares

Concussion: Signs and Symptoms Checklist
Conmoción Cerebral: Lista de Verificación de Indicios y Síntomas

School Health Medication Laws

Utah State Legislature

Title 26-41: Emergency Response for Life-threatening Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Epinephrine

Title 26-55: Opiate Overdose Response Act

Title 53G-9-504: Administration of Glucagon. Training of Volunteer School Personnel.  Authority to Use Glucagon. Immunity from Liability. 

Title 53G-9-505: Trained School Employee Volunteers. Administration of Seizure Rescue Medication. Exemptions from Liability.