Student Resources
inks to informational websites on student health matters

MENINGITIS FACT SHEET
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-21.2 requires that school districts annually distribute the educational fact sheet on meningitis to parents or guardians of students entering sixth grade. The fact sheet is also available to private schools, although they are encouraged, but not required, to distribute the fact sheet. The fact sheet can be accessed and downloaded at www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/faq/meningococcal_faq.pdf.

FACT SHEET ON HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV)
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-42 requires public schools to annually distribute a fact sheet about vaccination against HPV to parents or guardians of students in grade seven. Private schools are encouraged, but not required, to distribute the fact sheet. The fact sheet is available atwww.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/hpv_brochure.pdf.

FACT SHEET ON SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSIONS AND CONCUSSION MODEL POLICY GUIDANCE
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41.3 requires each school district, charter school, renaissance school project, and nonpublic school that participates in interscholastic athletics to adopt by September 1, 2011, a policy concerning the prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions and other head injuries among student athletes. Information on the student athlete concussion policy and guidance is available at www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/chpe/concussions/.


N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41.2 requires public schools to distribute the annual educational fact sheet on sports-related concussion and head injury to the parents or guardians of students participating in inter-scholastic sports and cheerleading and to obtain a signed receipt. The fact sheet is available at http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/chpe/concussions/fact.pdf.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL-AGE YOUTH
School districts are required to annually review the immunization records of all students, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.2(a), and it is the responsibility of the certified school nurse to review all immunization records under N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.3(b)3v. The NJDOE provided additional information to schools regarding enrollment considerations for homeless and immigrant students on August 23, 2016. The broadcast memo can be accessed at https://homeroom5.doe.state.nj.us/broadcasts/2016/AUG/23/15177/Enrollment%20Considerati ons%20for%20Homeless%20and%20Immigrant%20Students.pdf.


Additional information about vaccines and recommended schedules is available at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/default.htm.


NJ FAMILYCARE
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.2(i), school districts are required to make accessible information regarding the NJ FamilyCare Program for students who are knowingly without medical coverage. For more information regarding the NJ FamilyCare program, please go to www.njfamilycare.org/.

SCHOLASTIC STUDENT-ATHLETE SAFETY ACT
The Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act (P.L. 2013, c.71) was signed into law to establish measures to ensure the health of student athletes in public and nonpublic schools.

For assistance regarding the implementation of the Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act, a frequently asked questions document is available at http://www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/health/services/athlete/faq.pdf.


N.J.S.A. 18A: 40-41.9b requires each school district and nonpublic school to annually distribute the educational fact sheet on sports-related eye injuries to the parents or guardians of the students. The fact sheet can be accessed at http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/SportsRelatedEyeInjury.pdf
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41c through d, school districts must distribute the Sudden Cardiac Death In Young Athletes pamphlet to each student-athlete and to the parents or guardians of the student-athlete. The pamphlet can be found at http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/services/cardiac.pdf and the student athlete and parent or guardian certification and sign-off sheet can be found at http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/services/SuddenCardiacDeathPamphletSignOffSheet.pdf

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