Health and Wellness
In accordance with the recent addition of an immunization component to the required financial and compliance audits of local educational agencies, California public schools will be audited under certain conditions.
The 2016-2017 school year financial and compliance audits of public schools by local educational agencies will continue to include an immunization component for kindergarten and 7th grades that:
- Do not submit immunization assessment reports in the fall of 2016 or
- Have conditional admission rates above 25% reported in the fall of 2016. CDPH found that most students who were identified as "conditional entrants" were improperly classified. These students were overdue for their immunizations and should have been excluded from school until they received the shots that were due at the time of school entry.
Schools found to have improperly admitted students that do not meet immunization requirements may be subject to forfeiture of ADA payments for those children. For reference, a "conditional admission" student is one who does not have any exemptions and is catching up on required immunizations, or has a temporary medical exemption. The student is being admitted to school on the condition that they will catch up with required immunizations when they are due.
The Conditional Entry Decision Tool for TK/K-12 was created by the San Francisco Public Health agency and may be useful for looking at records of students who are missing doses of vaccines. It can help determine if a student is up to date or a conditional admission, how many doses are needed, and when the next dose of vaccine is due.
Marin School Nurses Organization meets monthly at MCOE to discuss current student health needs and legislation.
Occasionally, the Legislature passes a law which is repealed "by its own terms" when it is enacted. Such is the case with Education Code section 49414.7, which authorized nonmedical employees to provide medical assistance to pupils who suffer from seizures due to epilepsy. Education Code section 49414.7 was passed in 2011. This statute remains in effect until January 1, 2017 unless the Legislature extends this statute.
The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout is set for November 17, 2016 to promote non-smoking.
Rx Safe Marin – December 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This third annual RxSafe Marin summit is scheduled for December 9, 2016, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Marin County Office of Education. This meeting is a call to action for the entire Marin community to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse.