Student Health Services

Health Services Reference Guide

Published: 11/14/2023 7:44 AM

The Kentucky Department of Education provides the electronic Health Services Reference Guide (HSRG) to clarify student health policy and assist schools in identifying and providing an educational environment where physical and mental barriers to learning have been reduced for all students. Information and resources included in the HSRG will be updated as federal or state policies and requirements change. 

The HSRG is a reference for school districts  as they development district-specific policies, procedures and forms.  It is the responsibility of the local school district to keep their health services policies, procedures and forms up to date per state and federal guidelines.

This resource is available electronically from the KDE Web site. The law in KRS 156.501(1)(a)(3) requires each school district to keep a copy of the HSRG in the school library. KDE recommends that a link to this online resource be available via the computers in all school libraries to meet this requirement.

​2023 Health Services Reference Guide​​



We strive to ensure the pages of this website are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Every effort has been made to ensure the pages of this website are accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

Note: Some of the links on this site access non-governmental agencies.  The information on these pages is not controlled by KDE or the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

School nurse and student

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​

  • Normal Font Size