Student Health Services

District Health Coordinators Briefcase

Published: 5/23/2024 11:17 AM




Kentucky superintendents are required by 702 K​AR 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.​

Emergency Medication Information

In accordance with Kentucky statutes, the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDH) has developed protocols on the safe and proper administration of stock epinephrine, naloxone (Narcan) and for bronchodilator rescue inhalers (BRI) in Kentucky schools.  Individual districts will need to develop their own policies and/or procedures to be used in addition to these protocols.  If you need assistance or guidance with the development of policies or procedures, please contact the Kentucky School Boards ​Association.


​​Other Emergency Medication Resources

KRS 158.836 Possession and Use of Asthma or Anaphylaxis Medications

KRS 158.838 Emergency Administration and Self-Administration of Diabetes and Seizure Disorder Medications

Midazolam in the School Setting

Legal Guidance Regarding Midazolam in the School Setting

KDE Guidance Regarding HB 147 (Seizure Bill)

Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana Seizure Training for Educators

EpiPens 4 Schools Program



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 HIPAA Resources​​

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

Kn​ow 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

Comparison of Health Plans for Students

How to Subscribe to Listserv

Sample Calendar of Duties for District Health Coordinators

School Nurse Chronic Assessment Tool     

Dental Screening Training for School Nurses

Smiles for life Oral Health Program offers free online training for registered nurses 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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