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Health Services Department

The goal of the Gallatin County Schools Health Services Department is to promote a safe and healthy school environment by students.  The roles of the School Nurse and the Health Aide are:

  • Assess and evaluate overall student health
  • Administer medications
  • Monitor immunization compliance
  • Provide assessment and care of sick and injured students
  • Provide education on a variety of health topics to students and families
  • Provide information for health services

 

Health Services Department Personnel

Kristie Beatty, School Nurse          859-567- 6340
Rachel Riddle, Health Aide            859-567- 5879

 

Medical Forms

Preventative Health Care Examination of Students (School Physical)

702 KAR 1:160 requires each child first entering a Kentucky public school or entering Grade 6 to present a Kentucky Preventative Health Care Examination Form.  This exam may be completed up to one year prior to initial entry. 
Dental Screening/Exam  KRS 156.160 (j) requires proof of a dental screening or examination by a dentist, dental hygienist, physician, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant to be presented to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a five (5) or six (6) year old child is enrolled in public school.
Vision Exam Form KRS 156.160 (1)(i) requires proof of a vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.  This evidence shall be submitted to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a three (3), four (4), five (5) or six (6) year old is enrolled in public school, public preschool, or Head Start program. 

Athletic Participation Form - Middle School

Athletic Participation Form - High School

KRS 156.070 (2)(d) states that an annual physical examination and parental consent are required for any any student participating in a sport or sport-activity at the middle school or high school level. 
 Medication Permission Form Gallatin County School Boad Policy 09.2241 states parental consent must be given before medications can be administered during the school day.

Immunization Forms and Information

The Kentucky Immunization Program works to provide services aimed at preventing and reducing the risk and incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases for all Kentuckians. For more information, please visit the Kentucky Immunization Program.

 Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of Immunization Status KRS 214.034 requires any child enrolled as a regular attendee in all public or private primary or secondary schools, and preschool programs shall have a current immunization certificate and be on file within two weeks of the child’s attendance.
 Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of Religious Exemption KRS 214.036 requires parents who object to immunization of their child to provide a written sworn statement objecting to immunization of the child on religious grounds. This certificate should be presented to the school or facility in which the child is enrolled
 Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of Medical Exemption KRS 214.036 requires parents who object to immunization of their child to provide a written sworn statement objecting to immunization of the child for medical reasons. This certificate should be presented to the school or facility in which the child is enrolled

Additional Resources

Gallatin County Schools Lice Policy 

Guide for Managing Lice

Guide for Managing BedBugs