Laws that Pertain to School Health 

There are statutes and rules that define some aspects of school health.  Here you can find the most current links for Utah laws.

For Administrative Rules you will need to go to the Rules webpage and download the current version of the rule you are looking for. This can be found here. The reference you should enter into the search bar on that page is listed under each section below and specified by the word "Rule".  Hint: enter the rule reference only, not the description (i.e. R384-201).

Vision Screening Laws and Rules

Medication Laws

Immunization Laws and Rules

Nurse Practice Laws and Rules

Other Utah Laws and Rules

Federal Laws

Students served by special education will have an individualized Education Program (IEP).  This is an academic learning plan that may include related services.  Some related services may include school health services, and/or school nurse services that are designed to enable a child with a disability to receive FAPE as described in their IEP.  School nurse services are services provided by a qualified school nurse.  School health services are services that may be provided by either a qualified school nurse or other qualified person

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


Students not served by special education may be served by the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973.  Section 504 can provide accommodations for students that have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.