New law requires all parents be notified if a child has head lic

New law requires all parents be notified if a child has head lice

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A new law now in effect requires school nurses to notify all parents when there is a child that has head lice. 

Old protocol didn't require parents to be notified unless an "outbreak" had transpired involving multiple students, but the new rules only require one confirmed case.

The parents will receive treatment and prevention options from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

"The bill has changed in the sense that, if one student has head lice, then all the students in that class or wherever the students go, if they go to different classrooms, have to be notified that there is a child with head lice," said Paulett Rozneck, Student Health Services coordinator.

With the improvement of Senate Bill 1566, all parents have to be notified within five days by written or electronic means. 

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