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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
- Information on Acute Flaccid Myelitis from the CDC (10/2018)
- Updated Concussion Management Guidelines (Update 6/2018)
- Updated Health Examination Guidelines (Updated 5/2018)
- Updated Hearing Vision and Scoliosis Screening Guidelines (Updated 5/2018)
- Updated Immunization Guidelines (Updated 6/2018)
- Updated Medication Guidelines (Updated 12/2017)
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:
Sample Delegation Form
Flowchart for concussion management
Guidance on Management of student-athletes with vision deficit
Cold Weather Guidance
Hand Sanitizer Instructions and Guidance with Sample Parent Letter
Head Lice Information for Parent
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 provides 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 9/8/18