Parent Consent for Health Care Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the passage of Florida Statute Chapter 1014 (Parents’ Bill of Rights), Section 1014.06 prohibits health care practitioners (including School Nurses) from providing, soliciting, or arranging health care services without prior written consent from a parent.

Basic first aid, nursing evaluation, care and treatment for illness or injuries, meeting emergency health needs, health appraisal, referral of students for appropriate health treatment, and the provision of health care screenings in certain grades by Florida Statute 381.0056 (i.e., Vision, Hearing, Scoliosis, and Growth and Development).

If a parent signs the requested consent form, the following will not be performed without additional written consent from the parent:

  • Invasive Screenings (defined in statute as any screening procedure in which the skin or any body orifice is penetrated)
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Blood draws
  • Medication administration
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Therapy (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.)
  • Medical procedures ordered by a doctor
  • Vaccinations

Notify your child’s school in writing, specifically stating which services you consent to and which you do not.

In the event of a life-threatening medical emergency, school nurses and First Responder school personnel will respond by providing emergency medical care and calling 911 to protect the student’s health and safety.School personnel will also contact the parents, or if unavailable, the student’s emergency contacts on file with the school.

If the illness or injury is not life threatening, parents will be called to pick the student up from school.

Yes. If your child takes prescription or nonprescription medication at school, the appropriate form, signed by you and the doctor, is still required prior to the administration of the medication.

If the injury is life threatening, school nurses and First Responder school personnel will respond by providing emergency medical care and calling 911 to protect the student’s health and safety. School personnel will also contact the parents, or if unavailable, the student’s emergency contacts on file with the school. If the illness or injury is not life threatening, parents will be called to pick the student up from school.