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§ 14-1401. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 13, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XIV. School Health Services (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 13, 2016
24 P.S. § 14-1401
§ 14-1401. Definitions
As used in this article--
(1) “Children of school age” or “child of school age” means every child attending or who should attend an elementary grade or high school, either public or private, within the Commonwealth and children who are attending a kindergarten which is an integral part of a local school district.
(2) “Teachers” means professional employes, temporary professional employes and substitutes and instructors in public or private schools within the Commonwealth.
(3) “Other employes” means janitors, bus drivers, cooks and other cafeteria help and all others employed at schools.
(4) “School physician” means a physician legally qualified to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathy or osteopathic surgery in the Commonwealth, who has been appointed or approved by the Secretary of Health.
(5) “School dentist” means a doctor of dental surgery or dental medicine legally qualified to practice dentistry in the Commonwealth, who has been appointed or approved by the Secretary of Health.
(6) “Family physician” means either a doctor of medicine legally qualified to practice medicine and surgery in the Commonwealth, or an osteopath or osteopathic surgeon legally qualified to practice osteopathy or osteopathic surgery in the Commonwealth, who has been designated by the parent or guardian as the personal physician of the child.
(7) “Family dentist” means a doctor of dental surgery or dental medicine legally qualified to practice dentistry in the Commonwealth, who has been designated by the parent or guardian as the personal dentist of the child.
(8) “School nurse” means a licensed registered nurse properly certificated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction1 as a school nurse who is employed by a school district or joint school board as a school nurse, or is employed in providing school nurse services to children of school age by a county health unit or a department or board of health of any municipality with which a school district or joint school board has contracted for school health services pursuant to the provisions of section 1411 of this act.2 The employment of any nurse employed by a school district or joint school board as a school nurse prior to the effective date of this act shall not be affected by a contract for school health services that may be entered into by any school district or joint school board under the provisions of this act.
(9) “Dental hygienist” means a dental hygienist licensed by the State Dental Council and Examining Board, who is assigned to a school district or joint school board, or a dental hygienist licensed by the State Dental Council and Examining Board and certificated as a school dental hygienist by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, who is employed by a school district or joint school board as a dental hygienist. The employment of any dental hygienist employed by a school district or joint school board as a dental hygienist prior to the effective date of this act shall not be affected by a contract for school health services that may be entered into by any school district or joint school board under the provisions of this act.
(10) “Medical technician” means a person skilled in the operation of X-ray or other diagnostic equipment having such training and experience as required by the Secretary of Health.
(11) “Sanitarian” means a person having such training and experience as required by the Secretary of Health and qualified to conduct sanitary inspections of school buildings and grounds in connection with water supply, sewage and refuse disposal, food service, heating, lighting, ventilation and safety.
(12) “Asthma inhaler” means a prescribed device used for self-administration of short-acting, metered doses of prescribed medication to treat an acute asthma attack.
(13) “Diabetes medical management plan” means a document describing the medical orders or diabetes regimen developed and signed by the student's health care practitioner and parent or guardian.
(14) “Service agreement” means a student's section 504 service agreement pursuant to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-112, 29 U.S.C. § 794) and 22 Pa. Code Ch. 15 (relating to protected handicapped students).
(15) “Health care practitioner” means the term as defined under section 103 of the act of July 19, 1979 (P.L. 130, No. 48),3 known as the “Health Care Facilities Act.”
(16) “IEP” means a written statement for each child with a disability that is developed, reviewed or revised in a meeting in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Public Law 91-230, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.) and 22 Pa. Code Ch. 14 (relating to special education services and programs).

Credits

1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIV, § 1401, added 1957, July 15, P.L. 937, § 2. Amended 1963, Aug. 9, P.L. 641, § 1; 2004, Nov. 30, P.L. 1471, No. 187, § 2, imd. effective; 2016, July 13, P.L. 716, No. 86, § 6.1, imd. effective.

Footnotes

Now Secretary of Education; see 71 P.S. §§ 1037, 1038.
24 P.S. § 14-1411.
35 P.S. § 448.103.
24 P.S. § 14-1401, PA ST 24 P.S. § 14-1401
Current through Act 4 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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