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

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 129
June 23, 2000




INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Health, Immunizations and Certificates 

 
The 2000 General Assembly amended §§22.1-271.2, 22.1-300, and 32.1-46 of the Code of Virginia regarding health and immunizations. The legislation allows registered nurses, in addition to physicians and employees of local health departments, to immunize school children and to provide certificates or documentary proof of such immunizations.

In addition, the legislation deleted the requirement that physicians and nurses who certify that public school employees have been tested and found free of tuberculosis be employees of a local health department.

Should you have any questions, please contact Gwen Smith, school health specialist at 804-786-8671 or email gpsmith@pen.k12.va.us.
 

JLD/gps