Are Health Updates for Triennials required????


Does anyone know if Triennial health updates are required, like the Initial health updates? We are so busy I want to discontinue doing them, of course if there is a health issue, then that is a different story. I spend half of my time trying to find out the date of the IEP and a lot of the time when I do call the parent it has already been done ~ frustrating. I have had a school psychologist tell me that "there wasn't anything medical, so it was okay you missed". I told him that was for the school nurse to decide not the psychologist. Anyway, does anyone know if they are required for the IEP, I am speaking of the tri only.

Thank you!

coughdrop.2.go, BSN, RN

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Specializes in School Nursing, Public Health Nurse. Has 3 years experience.

In my County there is a 3 page form for the Initials that include the health history. The tri's have a one pager that just includes questions on any recent health updates since the last tri or the initial.

allnurses Guide

Spidey's mom, ADN, BSN, RN

11,302 Posts

Initials have the medical history. Tri's are just hearing and vision and maybe dental.

I am notified of all the IEP's and dates by each principal or teacher. The Tri H&V's and IEP's are in a program called SEIS that I can also access. It is each schools responsibility to contact me way ahead of time.


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Thank you for the info! Very helpful!