Policies and Regulations NEPN Code: JLCAA-R

Physician Prescribed Services

Special medical procedures or treatments prescribed by a physician, such as tube feedings, tracheostomy care, colostomy care, etc. will be considered on an individualized basis and provided at school when the administration has determined that it is a necessary service for the School District to provide in order for the student to have meaningful access to an educational program.

If a child requires a special procedure or treatment to be done during school hours, the parents shall provide a signed District consent form granting school personnel permission to do the procedure or treatment as well as a current medical order signed by the student’s physician. These items are required prior to staff completing the care. The school nurse will document on the child’s individual health care plan the needed procedure or treatment and reason for the need. The Medical Consent Form for Special Medical Procedures or Treatments should be updated annually or more frequently if changes are necessary.

All special medical procedures or treatments prescribed by a physician will be carried out by qualified and trained staff as assigned by the health services supervisor.

Medical diagnosis and the prescription of treatment are not the responsibilities of the District and shall not be practiced by school personnel.

Recording forms for physician prescribed services will be retained at school in a Health Services working file for a year and then destroyed. The Health Record will reflect the services provided. Records for services reimbursed by Medicaid will be retained for six years.


Legal Reference:

SDCL Ch. 13-33A-1 Student Health Services

Related Policies/Regulations

JLCD/JLCD-R - Medication Administration


Regulation   Board Action (formerly 5141.1)
Approved: 11-13-89 25077(0)  
Revised: 07-22-96 28559  
Reviewed: 09-14-98 29159  
Reviewed: 11-27-06 34584  
Reviewed: 04-25-11 36037  
Revised: 06-11-12 36390  
Revised: 01-09-17 37667