Providing health care for students

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Documenting the implementation of tasks in the field of healthcare for students and monitoring of this healthcareBased:art. 23 sec. 1, art. 26-art. 28 of the Act of 12 April 2019 on healthcare for students (Journal of Laws of 2019, item 1078)
The entities providing health care for students keep medical records in accordance with separate regulations.

This documentation is kept respectively by:a nurse of the teaching and education environment or a school hygienist in a health prophylaxis office at school or at the place where services are provided by the service provider, for the period of the student’s learning at the schooldentist.

In the event of a student changing school, the medical documentation is handed over, upon receipt, to the teaching and upbringing nurse or the school hygienist at the student’s host school.

After the student completes his education, the nurse of the teaching and education environment or the school hygienist transfers, upon receipt, the individual medical documentation of the graduate to the primary health care team that takes care of him.

Entities providing health care for students at school report on the implementation of this care in accordance with the provisions on public statistics.

  • Tasks in the field of monitoring health care over students are performed by:
    voivodes;
  • Institute of Mother and Child in Warsaw – commissioned by the minister responsible for health.
  • Taking care of disabled and chronically ill students at school

Based art. 7 sec. 5, art. 20, art. – Art. 22 of the Act of 12 April 2019 on healthcare for students (Journal of Laws of 2019, item 1078)Care for chronically ill or disabled students at school is carried out by a nurse of the teaching and education environment or a school hygienist.Healthcare for chronically ill or disabled students requires the written consent of parents or adult students. The consent is given before taking the pupil under care.

The nurse of the teaching and education environment or the school hygienist cooperates with the primary health care physician, parents, adult students as well as the headmaster and employees of the school in order to ensure proper care for chronically ill or disabled students at school.

This collaboration involves jointly defining the ways of caring for students that are adapted to their health condition in the event of the need to administer medications and perform other activities while students are at school.

Administering medications or performing other activities during students’ stay at school by school employees may only take place with their written consent.

The school head is responsible for providing school employees with training or other forms of learning about how to deal with chronically ill or disabled students, in accordance with their health needs.

The minister responsible for health may announce, by way of an announcement, published in the official journal of the minister responsible for health, recommendations for the care of chronically ill or disabled students at school. These recommendations may be developed by the relevant national associations or scientific societies that bring together specialists in a given field of medicine, in accordance with the provisions of their statutes.

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