Student Health Services
The Student Health Services Department provides a wide range of medical services in order to promote optimal health so that all students and employees can work to their full potential.
Franklin Special School District’s Student Health Services Department is an integral part of Coordinated School Health, a comprehensive plan established by the State of Tennessee that requires specific criteria to be met and reported annually.
The District Nursing Coordinator supervises medical needs for students as well as directs health education and training, professional development, health programs, health policies and school health compliance. Each of the FSSD schools has a clinic where the medical needs of children are served by a licensed nurse. The nursing staff is in daily communication with each other regarding health issues of students as well as staff meetings. First aid and health care provided by the school nurse is primarily for illness and injuries which occur during the school day. The school nurse, according to law, may not make a diagnosis, prescribe treatment or administer medication without a signed medication form.
The Student Health Services Department supervises the following:
- FSSD Health Care Response Protocols: Working in coordination with the state and local Health Departments, FSSD has established specific health care responses in the event a crisis requires specific action at the local school level.
- Immunization Requirements: In order to provide the safest environment possible in the schools, the state of Tennessee requires proof of immunization. Also required by the FSSD is proof of a physical exam for new students who have transferred from out-of-state. All of this information should be provided by your pediatrician on a required form available in Tennessee doctors’ offices or at the Public Health Department.