School Health Regulations
Delaware statutes and regulations govern and shape the practice of school nursing. Regulations promulgated by the Delaware Department of Education address the "health and physical welfare of public school students in the State". The regulations address requirements for immunizations, tuberculosis screening and health examinations. They additionally articulate schools' responsibilities for periodic health screenings, medication administration and school health records. For details regarding Delaware health regulations, review the Delaware Department of Education Health & Safety Regulations.
The CPR/AED Recommendation document was created by the Child Death Review Commission, Chronic Health Conditions of School Age Children Committee and finalized in Spring 2019. The committee members included representatives from various agencies such as the Delaware Department of Education, Delaware Division of Public Health, Nemours, Christiana Care Health Systems, Bayada Health and Delaware School Nurses. The purpose of this document is to support school districts and charter schools as they develop written, school-level protocols for CPR and AEDs. The process is outlined on how to obtain and replace existing AED models, training, maintenance, monitoring and development of a Cardiac Emergency Response Communication Plan.
Contact Information:School Health Services Program OfficeAnn Covey, BSN, RN, NCSNDelaware Department of Education35 Commerce Way, Suite 1Dover, DE 19901Phone: 302-857-3356Fax: 302-739-6397