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 outlined below.
R156-31b: Nurse Practice Act Rule
Utah Office of Administrative Rules
This page provides resources for school professionals and families to build a healthy school culture and community while supporting school health and wellness.
School Nursing Documents
Utah Department of Health and Human Services (UDHHS)
Utah State Board of Education Model Health and Wellness Policy
Utah State Board of Education Child Nutrition Program (CNP)
In 2022, the Utah State Legislature passed Title 53G-4-413: Required Provision of Period Products in Schools. This statute requires local school boards and charter school governing boards to provide free period products in each female or unisex restroom that students use beginning July 1, 2022. The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Administrative Rules R277-931: Required Provision of Period Products in Schools further clarifies that period products be provided in school restrooms for grades 1-12.
To address the cost of the requirements of this section, a Local Education Agency (LEA) shall use funds that the Legislature appropriated specifically to provide period products. These funds are distributed to LEAs through a USBE grant and must be used by June 30, 2023.
LEAs are required to incorporate the provision of period products into local ongoing capital operations and maintenance budgets no later than July 1, 2025.
For questions, contact Kendra Muir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
R277-614: Athletes and Students with Head Injuries
USBE Administrative Rules
Title 26-53-101: Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Act
Utah State Legislature
On-Demand Seizure First Aid Training for School Personnel
Epilepsy Alliance America
Seizure First Aid Ready (On Demand)
Seizure Training for School Personnel (On Demand) - v2.0
Vector Training Solutions - Refer to your LEA's website link for more information.
Title 26-41: Emergency Response for Life-threatening Conditions (Asthma, Epinephrine)
Title 26-55: Opiate Overdose Response Act
Title 53G-9-502: Administration of Medication to Students
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
Utah State Legislature