Attorneys in Shipman & Goodwin’s School Law and Health Law Practice Groups have written chapters for the Law/Policy section of the Legal Resource for School Health Services, a comprehensive reference that addresses legal implications of issues commonly faced by school nurses, school administrators, school boards and school attorneys.

School law attorneys Alyce L. Alfano, Melika S. Forbes and Laura A. Fisher wrote “Special Education Law: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).” This chapter examines the roles and responsibilities of school nurses as members of IDEA and Section 504 teams.

School law attorney Gwen J. Zittoun and Health Law attorney William J. Roberts wrote “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)/Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),” which discusses the maintenance of student confidentiality within the school environment.

In addition to the Law/Policy section, the book’s main sections are: School Nurse Practice Issues, Nursing Care, Nursing Coordination, Staff Services and Beyond the Public Schools Walls. Among the key topics covered are other federal laws, compliance, minor rights, medication administration, professional licensure and malpractice, school staff training, mental health, before- and after-school programs and private and independent schools.

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