Medical Director Resources

Welcome NYS School Medical Directors

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Welcome note from Dr. Sarah Marques, NYSCSH Medical Director Consultant

Dear School Medical Directors,
Welcome back for the 2018-19 school year. I am honored to support your important role as School Medical Director. I know from my own experience that serving as SMD provides an important support to schools and communities. All the best for a healthy and happy school year! You can contact by calling or emailing the Center of completing the request form at the top of this page.
Sarah I. Marques MD, MSPH

New and Noteworthy

As of July 1, 2018, all elementary and secondary public schools in NYS that serve students in any grade from six to twelve are now required to provide feminine hygiene products to students in school restrooms, at no cost. The memo and FAQs can be found here.

Updated resources inside the SMD webpages:
Cold Weather GuidanceSample Delegation Form 
Flowchart for concussion management
Guidance on Management of student-athletes with vision deficit

Hand Sanitizer Instructions and Guidance with Sample Parent Letter
Head Lice Information for Parent
Requests for Medication Exemptions

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition (the Pink Book): The 13th edition of this textbook provides healthcare professionals with the most comprehensive information available on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. The 2017 additions to the Pink Book chapters and appendices can be viewed/downloaded here.

2018 Pink Book Webinars:  This online series of 15 webinars provide an overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Each one-hour webinar explores a chapter from the 13th edition of “Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases,” also known widely as “The Pink Book.

Page updated 11/29/18