From Our Nurse

From the Nurse: May 2020

Updates on Health requirements for school year 2020/21

Physical Exams are still required for students entering Kindergarten, 7th grade, and transferring in from out of state.  The Nebraska regulations on physicals are as follows:

7-009.01 Physical Examination Required: Physical examination by a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse-nurse practitioner within the six months prior to the entrance of a child into the beginner grade and the seventh grade, or in the case of a transfer from out of state, to any other grade of the local school, is required. Either a completed, signed, and dated physical exam report, or a printed or typewritten form signed by a qualified examiner indicating that a physical examination was administered on a specific date within the previous six-month period on a specifically named individual, provided to the school by the parent/guardian, constitutes sufficient evidence of compliance.   

In addition to the Physical exam requirement, all incoming 7th grade students must be current on immunizations which includes an updated Tdap booster.  Nebraska state requirements for immunizations can be found at the following link.

http://dhhs.ne.gov/Immunization/School-Summary-RR-English.pdf

Sports physicals for the upcoming school year are being waived IF a student had a physical completed for the 2019/20 school year.  

If you have any questions about the updated Health requirements, please send me an email and I will respond as soon as I can. 

Lori Kanne, RN, BSN, CPN 

lkanne@gpsne.org