PRINTER'S NO. 1409
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1016
Session of
2018
INTRODUCED BY BROOKS, SCARNATI, BROWNE, ARGALL, MARTIN,
BREWSTER, GREENLEAF, LANGERHOLC, TARTAGLIONE, YUDICHAK,
COSTA, RAFFERTY, SCHWANK AND DINNIMAN, JANUARY 17, 2018
REFERRED TO EDUCATION, JANUARY 17, 2018
AN ACT
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," in school health services, further
providing for health services.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 1402 of the act of March 10, 1949
(P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, is
amended by adding subsections to read:
Section 1402. Health Services.--* * *
(e.1) A school nurse, school physician or employee of a
school district shall remove a tick from a student in accordance
with guidelines issued by the Secretary of Health. After a tick
is removed from a student, the school district shall notify in
writing the parent or guardian of the student. The notice shall
state that:
(1) Not all tick bites lead to Lyme disease.
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(2) The parent or guardian should record the date on which
the tick was removed.
(3) If the student experiences a rash within three (3) to
thirty (30) days of the date of removal, it is recommended that
the parent or guardian seek an examination of the student by a
physician.
(e.2) The Secretary of Health shall publish guidelines
consistent with subsection (e.1) on the Department of Health's
publicly accessible Internet website and, in consultation with
the Secretary of Education, provide the guidelines to school
districts.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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