Posted: Thu, 09/29/2011 - 11:39am Updated: Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:18am

"School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials.” – NASN, 2016

The resources listed below include laws, rules and regulations for student health.

Federal Laws:

State Laws:

To access these laws and rules, use the codes listed below and enter the code into the boxes on the Indiana General Assembly Website. Please see the “Guidance Instructions for Locating Indiana Laws” document if you need assistance navigating the Indiana General Assembly website and accessing the laws.

  • Guidance Instructions for Locating Indiana Laws
  • Indiana Nurse Practice Act
  • Student Services Rule
  • List of School Health Laws:
    • Care of students with diabetes, IC 20-34-5
    • Certificate of incapacity, IC 20-33-2-18
    • Concussion and head injuries, IC 20-34-7
    • Hearing – tests, IC 20-34-3-14
    • Immunizations, IC 20-34-4
    • Indoor Air Quality, IC 16-41-37.5
    • Mandatory curriculum, IC 20-30-5
    • Possession and self-administration of medication, IC 20-33-8-13
    • Release of medication, IC 20-34-3-18
    • Reporting absences above 20%, IC 20-33-2-47
    • Stock emergency medication, IC 20-34-4.5
    • Sudden cardiac arrest, IC 20-34-8
    • Sunscreen, IC 20-34-3-2
    • Vision – tests, records and reports, IC 20-34-3-12
    • Vision – MCT waiver, IC 20-34-3-13