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ERIC Number: ED348815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Serving Students with Special Health Care Needs.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Education Support Services.
These guidelines were developed to assist Connecticut school personnel to strengthen collaborative efforts among families, educators, and health professionals to provide effective programs for students with special health care needs. The guidelines assist in identifying appropriate services and service providers and in planning the support services necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of all students during participation in school activities. They provide a framework for the development of appropriate policies and procedures, and are based on laws and regulations that apply to education, medicine, nursing, and other health disciplines. The guidelines begin with an overview of issues related to children with special health care needs in educational settings, followed by a consideration of a philosophy and conceptual framework, legal issues from an educational perspective and a clinical perspective, policy and procedure development, the decision-making process, personnel, the entry/re-entry process, program modifications, funding issues, infection control, a self-evaluation tool, and specialized health care activities. Appendices provide statements of standards and licensure requirements; sample forms; definitions; model policies; article reprints; and a list of governmental and nongovernmental resources, primarily in Connecticut. (Approximately 120 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Disease Control, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Health Services, Legal Responsibility, Models, Policy Formation, Program Development, School Health Services, School Policy, Self Evaluation (Groups), Special Health Problems, State Standards
Public Information, Connecticut State Department of Education, State Office Building Room 304, P.O. Box 2219, Hartford, CT 06145-2219 (while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Education Support Services.