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Policies » Section J: Students » JLCC/JLCC-R: Communicable Diseases/Pediculosis Control Policy

Policy Date: 08/04/2005

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The Candia School District will carry out the provisions of New Hampshire Statutes RSA 200:32,
RSA 200:38, and RSA 200:39.

RSA 200:32 Physical Examination of Pupils.
There shall be a complete physical examination by a licensed physician, physician
assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner of each child prior to or upon
first entry into the public school system and thereafter as often as deemed
necessary by the local school authority. The result of the child’s physical
examination shall be presented to the local school officials on a form provided by
the local school authorities. No physical examination shall be required of a child
whose parent or guardian objects thereto in writing on the grounds that such
physical examination is contrary to the child’s religious tenets and teachings.

RSA 200:38 Control and Prevention of Communicable Diseases; Duties of School Nurse.
I. Each school nurse shall ensure that:
a. All children shall be immunized prior to school entrance in accordance
with RSA 141-C:20-a.
b. Repealed in 2001.
c. All children shall have a complete physical examination prior to school
entrance in accordance with RSA 200:32.
II. If the provisions of paragraph I are not met, each school nurse shall be
responsible for informing school administrators of the noncompliance and for
assisting with meeting such requirements, unless the child is exempt under
RSA 141-C:20-c.

RSA 200:39 Exclusion from School.
Whenever any student exhibits symptoms of contagion or is a hazard to
himself/herself or others, he/she shall be excluded from the classroom and
his/her parents or guardians shall be notified as soon as possible.

Legal References: RSA 200:32, Physical Examination of Pupils
RSA 200:38, Control and Prevention of Communicable
Diseases; Duties of School Nurse
RSA 200:39, Exclusion from School

Adopted: January 3, 2002
Adopted: August 4, 2005


Whenever a student exhibits symptoms of infestation with lice and/or nits, the parents/guardians
shall be notified as soon as possible. The parents/guardians shall be instructed about acceptable
delousing shampoo and procedures.

The student will be dismissed from school for treatment.

The school nurse shall examine the student on return to school to determine if adequate
treatment has been followed. If treatment has been inadequate, parents will be reinstructed and
the student will be sent home for further treatment. In the case of reinfestation or incomplete
treatment, a home visit by the school nurse or Public Health Official will be required to monitor
proper procedures.

Adopted: August 4, 2005