School nurses may provide specific health services to enable a student with a disability to receive a free, appropriate public education, as described in the child’s IEP. These services go beyond those health services available to all students in BPS101.
Some examples of health services that may be provided through a student’s IEP or 504 plan include:
- Evaluation of medical needs for school-based services
- Special feedings
- Clean intermittent catheterization
- Management of a tracheostomy
- Administering and/or dispensing medications
- Planning for school-based safety needs
- Ensuring that care is given while at school and at school functions to prevent injury (e.g., changing a child’s position frequently to prevent pressure sores)
- Chronic disease management
- Oversight of classroom accommodations
- Educating students on self-management of health needs
For more information, visit BPS101’s Health Services main page.