COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 196
December 20, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Guidelines for Specialized Health Care Procedures

 
  We are pleased to send you a copy of the publication
  Guidelines for Specialized Health Care Procedures.  This
  document was developed and published under the leadership of
  the Virginia Department of Health in collaboration with the
  Department of Education, through a joint venture with the
  Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities and
  Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Nursing,
  Community Nursing Organization.  Such a document has been in
  great demand and we believe that it will be of significant
  benefit to school and public health personnel who care for
  students with special health care needs.

  Under separate cover, we will be shipping to each central
  office enough copies of the manual for each school in your
  division.  Your assistance in distributing these will be
  greatly appreciated.  Questions about this matter may be
  referred to Mr. H. Douglas Cox, Director, Office of Special
  Education and Student Services at (804) 225-2402.

  RTLP/cp

  Enclosure:   This memo and its enclosure will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.