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2013 Mississippi Code Title 41 - PUBLIC HEALTH Chapter 79 - HEALTH PROBLEMS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN SCHOOL NURSE INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Universal Citation: MS Code § 41-79-1 (2013)
The Legislature finds that health problems often are not prevented or detected in early stages because so many of the state's children are not in a health-care system. A school nurse can provide the preventive health services needed to facilitate the student's optimal physical, mental, emotional and social growth and development, as well as to help prevent serious health problems which would be more difficult and costly to address later.
The school nurse's office is not a primary care facility.
The nurse by law is not allowed to make a diagnosis, prescribe treatment, or administer medication without a Doctor's order. First aid and medical care provided by the school nurse are primarily for illnesses or injuries that occur during the school day.
Notify your school nurse immediately if your child has a special health concern.