The need for school nurse services is sometimes documented in Individual Health Plans (IHP). However, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) also provides several opportunities for the involvement of school nurses in the education of students who are or may be students who qualify for special education services.
This is a question many parents of have – regardless of whether their child receives special education and related services or not.
Many parents are not aware of Individualized Health Care Plans (IHPs) and that schools are required to provide these plans to students. IHPs can be beneficial to some students served by special education. The information excerpted below comes from the Texas Guide to School Health Services manual by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). […]