COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 123
June 11, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: School Health Services


 The 1999 General Assembly passed the following legislation regarding school health services to become effective July 1,
 1999. With the exception of school administrative personnel and persons employed by school boards who have the specific
 duty to deliver health-related services, no instructional aide or clerical employee shall be disciplined, placed on probation or
 dismissed on the basis of such employee's refusal to perform non-emergency health-related services for students. However,
 instructional aides and clerical employees may not refuse to dispense oral medications. 

 Should you have any questions or comments please contact Gwen Smith, RN, student health services specialist at (804)
 786-8671 or e-mail gpsmith@pen.k12.va.us. 

 PDS/gs

 Attachments:
             A hard copy of this memeo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's
             office.