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 outlined below.

R156-31b. Nurse Practice Act Rule
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Title 53G-9-204: Nursing Services in the Public Schools. Collaborative Efforts
Title 58-31b-101: Nurse Practice Act
Utah State Legislature

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

Resources

School Nursing and Wellness

School Nursing Documents
Utah Department of Health (UDOH)

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

Responding to Student Head Injuries

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

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 (Spanish)

School-Related Head Injuries and Management of Sports-Related Concussions Model Concussion and Head Injury Policy (2021)

Legislation

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

School Epilepsy Training

On-Demand Seizure First Aid Training for School Personnel
Epilepsy Alliance America

Seizure Training for School Personnel (On Demand) - v2.0
Epilepsy Foundation

Legislation

House Bill (H.B.) 241: School Epilepsy Training Amendments
Utah State Legislature

Title 53G-9-212: School Epilepsy Training (coming soon)

School Health Medication Laws

Legislation

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