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Laws, Rules, Regulations, and Guidelines for School Health


Updated April 2015

Alabama
http://www.alsde.edu/sec/isvcs/hpe/Pages/home.aspx

Alaska
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/schoolhealth

Arizona
http://www.azed.gov/health-nutrition/

Arkansas
http://www.arkansascsh.org/support-the-program.php

California
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/

Colorado
http://www.cde.state.co.us/HealthAndWellness/SNH_Home.htm
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ps/school/index.html

Connecticut
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2618&q=320856

Delaware
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/chca/dphsbhchome01.html

Florida
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/family/school/services/sh_services.html

Georgia
https://dph.georgia.gov/schools-and-childcare

Hawaii
http://healthykeiki.k12.hi.us/

Idaho
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/csh/school_health.htm

Illinois
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30318

Indiana
http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/health/school-health-services

Iowa
http://educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=583&Itemid=2526

Kansas
http://www.kdheks.gov/c-f/school_resources_docs.html

Kentucky
http://education.ky.gov/districts/SHS/Pages/default.aspx

Louisiana
http://www.louisianabelieves.com/schools/public-schools/health-services

http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/565/n/253

Maine
http://maine.gov/education/sh/contents/index.html
http://www.maine.gov/education/sh/schoolbasedhealthct/sbhc.pdf

Maryland
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/studentschoolsvcs/student_services_alt/school_health_services/

Massachusetts
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/school-health.html

Michigan
http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-28753_38684_29823-208930--,00.html

Minnesota
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/schools/

Mississippi
http://www.healthyschoolsms.org/ohs_main/resources/state_policies.htm

Missouri
http://health.mo.gov/living/families/schoolhealth/index.php

Montana
http://opi.mt.gov/Programs/HealthTopics/index.html#gpm1_1 

Nebraska
http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/schoolhealth_guidelines.aspx

Nevada
http://health.nv.gov/Immunization_SchoolRequirements.htm

New Hampshire
http://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/school_health/health.htm

New Jersey
http://www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/health/services/

New Mexico
http://www.nmschoolhealthmanual.org/resources/forms.htm

New York
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/schoolhealth/schoolhealthservices/
http://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/school_based_health_centers/
http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/Health/SBHC/SBHC.htm

North Carolina
http://www.nchealthyschools.org

North Dakota
http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/health/index.shtm

Ohio
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/chss/schnurs/schnurs1.aspx

Oklahoma
http://www.ok.gov/health/Child_and_Family_Health/Maternal_and_Child_Health_Service/Child_and_Adolescent_Health/School_Health/

Oregon
http://public.health.oregon.gov/healthypeoplefamilies/youth/healthschool/pages/index.aspx
http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=397

Pennsylvania
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/schools/14130/school_health_state_law___regulations/556693
http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/028/chapter23/chap23toc.html 

Rhode Island
http://www.thriveri.org/components/health_services.html

South Carolina
https://ed.sc.gov/agency/se/Instructional-Practices-and-Evaluations/HealthEducation.cfm

South Dakota
http://doe.sd.gov/schoolhealth/

Tennessee
http://www.tennessee.gov/education/schoolhealth/healthservices/index.shtml

Texas
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/default.shtm

Utah
http://health.utah.gov/bhp/schoolhealth/

Vermont
http://healthvermont.gov/local/school/index.aspx

Virginia
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/index.shtml

Washington
http://www.k12.wa.us/HealthServices/Resources.aspx

West Virginia
http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/
http://livewell.marshall.edu/mutac/

Wisconsin
http://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/schlnurse.html

Wyoming
http://edu.wyoming.gov/in-the-classroom/health-safety/

District of Columbia
http://osse.dc.gov/service/wellness-and-nutrition-services


The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools would like to know about updated state guidelines for school health services. Please email the Center with links to updated guidelines.


Additional Resources

Education Commission of the States: Compulsory School Age Requirements (April 2013)