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  1. School Immunizations Karen Erwin, RN, MSN Education School Nurse Consultant July, 2014

  2. School Immunization Requirements • Kentucky mandates every student have a current Commonwealth of Kentucky Immunization Certificate to attend school. KDE : KRS 158.035 KRS 158.037 702 KAR 1:160 KY DPH: KRS 214.034 KRS 214.036 902 KAR 2:060

  3. Types of Certificates • Provisional • Standard • Medical Exemption • Religious Exemption

  4. 214.036 Exceptions to testing or immunization requirement • Child may be exempt for medical reasons when medical provider deems necessary for exemption • Child may be exempt for religious reasons from immunizations when parent object by a written sworn statement to the immunization of the child on religious grounds

  5. Compliance Requirements • Must be current (no expired certificates) • Presented to school within 2 weeks of enrollment (702 KAR 1:160) • Neither statute or regulation assign “penalty” if certificate not presented • Local board of education policy determines “penalty” • Homeless children protected by McKinney-Vento act and cannot be excluded from attending school

  6. School Nurse Responsiblities Immunization Certificates required • Kindergarten • 6th grade • See KSIS Health Data Document for data entry Monthly Monitor for Expired Immunization Certificates Complete LHD Immunization Survey

  7. For additional information • School Immunization Requirements:Margaret Jones(502) 564-4478 ext. 4257 • Website http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/epi/School+and+Childcare.htm

  8. For additional information • Sandi Clark, KDPH School Health Nurse Consultant SandiK.Clark@ky.gov • Karen.Erwin, KDE School Nurse Consultant Karen.Erwin@education.ky.gov