Student Health Services

District Health Coordinators Briefcase

Published: 9/5/2023 7:38 AM


Kentucky superintendents are required by 702 KAR 1:160 to assign someone the duties of District Health Coordinator (DHC). Information and policy is provided here that may assist DHCs as they perform their duties.​

Registration is now open for Kentucky Department of Education's annual district health coordinator meeting.  This year's meeting will be held on Thursday, September 7th at the Kentucky Department of Education at 300 Sower Blvd., 1st Floor Training Center, Frankfort, KY 40601 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 ET

This year's meeting will be an in-person meeting and will not be livestreamed to allow us to provide more direct support to newer  district health coordinators. 

Registration is free of charge and district health coordinators who are unable to attend, may send a representative on their behalf.  

To register, click here. ​

District Health C​oordinator Resources

Midazolam in the School Setting

Legal Guidance Regarding Midazolam in the School Setting

KRS 158.838

KDE Guidance Regarding HB 147 (Seizure Bill)

Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana Seizure Training for Educators

School Nurse Chronic Assessment Tool​    

School Health Legislative Update 2023

 Diabetes in Kentucky Schools Training 

In accordance with KRS 158.838, Kentucky Schools both public and private, should have a staff member present trained in the signs and symptoms of hypo and hyperglycemia, treatment of those conditions and on the administration of both Glucagon and Insulin.  KRS 158.838 does not specify what training program should be used other than it should be fully consistent with training programs and guidelines developed by the American Diabetes Association

University of Kentucky Diabetes in KY Schools Training Program

Training Program Frequently Asked Questions

Note: W9 Form needed for purchase orders is available in "Resources" section of training program

Note: KDE does NOT monitor completion of these courses or compliance with the law


​FERPA and HIPPA Resources

​Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: Guidance for School Officials on Student Health Records

Know Your Rights: FERPA Protections for Student Health Records

Joint Guidance on the Application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) And the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) To Student Health Records

School Health Program Tools

Basic School Health Requirements 

District Health Coordinator Template Job Description

Local District Health Coordinator (MUNIS)

Guidance Regarding Health Services Contracts  ​​

School Nurse Role/Job Description

Epinephrine and Naloxone (Narcan​) Information and Resources ​​

KY Department of Public Health Stock Bronchodilator Protocol

Comparison of Health Plans for Students

How to Subscribe to Listserv​

Sample Calendar of Duties for District Health Coordinators

Dental Screening Training for School Nurses

Smiles for life Oral Health Program offers free online training for RN's to perform dental screenings.  For more information, visit their webpage.

District and School Self-Audit Tools

School District Health Services Self-Assessment

School Health Room Review

Student Health Record Review

Health Data Entry for End of Year Reports​


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Angie McDonald

Division of District Support

Office of Operations and Finance

300 Sower Blvd. – 4th Floor

Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-5279 Ext. 4430​

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