WSR 99-07-068



[ Filed March 17, 1999, 10:56 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-04-089.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-55-085 Standards--Elementary and secondary--School health services.

Purpose: To do one or more of the following, as deemed appropriate: Make technical adjustments, clarify existing provisions, repeal unnecessary working [wording], repeal provisions unsupported by rule-making authority, or provide greater flexibility or discretion to persons or entities subject to the rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.305.130(6).

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 753-6715.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 180-55-085 (2)(b), provides more appropriate language by deleting ((handicaps)) and adding disabilities.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Explanation of Rule above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Chautauqua Lodge, 304 14th Street North, Longbeach, WA, on May 5, 1999, at 2:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Carolyn Berger by April 20, 1999, TDD (360) 664-3631, or (360) 753-6715.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by April 20, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 5, 1999.

March 16, 1999

Larry Davis

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 91-01-068, filed 12/14/90, effective 1/14/91)

WAC 180-55-085
Standards--Elementary and secondary--School health services.

(1) Recommended physical facilities.  Provide a health service area with adequate space for the following health appraisal and counseling activities:

(a) Isolating students who are ill.

(b) Administering vision screening tests.

(c) Administering hearing tests.

(d) Providing privacy for conferences with students, parents, teachers and other school personnel.

(2) Recommended organization and program.

(a) Provide help to teachers in observation and referral of students whose characteristics show deviations from those of healthy children.

(b) Provide guidance and assistance in the identification of students with unobservable ((handicaps)) disabilities who may need special educational opportunities.

(c) Maintain concise and pertinent records containing information that will help to further educational opportunities and potentials of students.

(d) Develop procedures to help prevent and control disease, provide first aid procedures for the injured and emergency care for cases of sudden illness.

(e) Coordinate with the health services of professional and official health agencies in the community.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130(6).  91-01-068, 180-55-085, filed 12/14/90, effective 1/14/91.  Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120(4).  81-08-027 (Order 2-85), 180-55-085, filed 3/26/81.]

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