So my school is a Public Charter School and such we have a No Nit policy. Well my Admin wants me to do routine lice checks for the whole school (568 kids) next semester. I called districts around our schools
and they all say the same thing, because of HIPPA they don't do class lice checks or anything that extreme. I explained this to them but they are so adamant to do it. They are asking me to ask around for advice or plans for us to do it.
I already told my School health manager and she said if the admin want me to do it, I have to do it. So no way out of it.
So any help and advice would be appreciated.
Nov 17, '17
Quote from OldDude
If the CDC, Texas Dept of State Health Services, AAP, NASN, Texas School Nurse Association, and every other organization that advises not to do classroom head checks don't convince them, it's a lost cause. they are caving to parent hysteria. I've posted this before but, back in the day when we did classroom head checks, we did have a parent threaten a law suit because her daughter was subjected to a classroom head check. Their attorney met with our superintendent and it never went to court but classroom head checks went by the wayside after that. Maybe you could research it from this angle.
I asked SN from different schools
around our school and each of them tell me the same thing ,HIPPA and that's their reasoning. When I mentioned this to admin, they said It's not HIPPA for screenings but for lice checks, that doesn't make sense. And that's when they said we want to, so we are.
Last edit by Amethya on Nov 17, '17