ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-07-120

Date Created : 05/09/2007


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Special Education Administrators & Counselors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
2007 Resource Guide for Health Care Needs

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Paula Smith

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) has reviewed the “Resource Guide—Developing School Policies and Training Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs” (1996). Due to changes in various laws, rules and regulations, a new resource guide has been developed and will replace the 1996 guide. It provides information and guidance for any school district providing special health care for any student with special health needs. Forms, including health care plans, medication administration, and others are included in the appendices. In addition, the May 2000 Arkansas State Board of Nursing School Nurse guidelines, as well as consent forms are provided in the Resource Guide.

The 2007 "Resource Guide— Developing School Policies and Training Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs" is located as a .pdf file, under School Nurses, For Nurses, on

A workshop will be provided by the ADE for an overview of the resource manual, with emphasis on the Special Health Care Plan, medication administration, HIPAA, FERPA and other regulations, will be discussed. School nurses and an administrator from each school/district are strongly encouraged to attend on June 13, 2007, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or June 14, 2007, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The training will be held at the North Little Rock High School East Campus Auditorium, 2400 Lakeview Road. Sessions will be limited, so participants are encouraged to register early. For registration, go to, select “Participant Log In” to create a new account and follow the registration information for a “Workshop.” PARTICIPANTS ARE TO BRING A PRINTED COPY OF THE RESOURCE MANUAL TO THE WORKSHOP.

For further information or questions, contact Paula Smith, State School Nurse Consultant, or 501-683-3600.


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