Per the Parent Bill of Rights, Florida Statute, Section 1014 , parents are required to give written consent for their minor child to receive health care services by school staff while at school. This opt-in consent form is titled “Parent Consent for Health Care Services” and has been placed in the Skyward Family Access for parents to complete digitally.
Parents are encouraged to complete this consent form electronically, however there could be instances where the parent is unable to complete the form electronically and a paper consent form can be used.
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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.