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Tennessee School Health Laws

Tennessee School Health Policies and Laws (to access comprehensive listings)

Individual School Health Laws

T.C.A. 49-1-1001-1006 - Coordinated School Health Improvement Act

T.C.A. 49-1-1002 - Authorizes LEA's to Implement CSH Program

T.C.A. 49-6-1022 - Authorizes LEA's to Implement a CSH Program

T.C.A. 49-6-1021 - Duty of LEA's to Integrate a Minimum of 90 Minutes per week of Physical Activity in grades K-12 During School Day

T.C.A. 10-7-504 - Confidential Records

T.C.A. 37-10-402 - Exemptions from Immunizations

T.C.A. 39-17-1505 - Prohibits Possession or Purchase of Tobacco Products for Children Under Age 18

T.C.A. 39-17-1604 - Prohibits Smoking In All Public and Private Schools

T.C.A. 39-17-1803 - Prohibits Smoking in Enclosed School Buildings

T.C.A. 49-1-220 - Urges DOE to Develop Sexual Violence Awareness Curriculum

T.C.A. 49-2-120 - Requires Hazing Policy

T.C.A. 49-2-121 - Indoor Air Quality Inspections Encouraged in LEA Buildings

T.C.A. 49-2-122 - Encourages all LEA's to Have AED Devices in Schools

T.C.A. 49-2-211 - Policy for Student Surveys and Evaluations

T.C.A. 49-3-359 - School Nurses Ratio to Students

T.C.A. 49-5-415 - Allows Schools to Permit an Employee Under Contract to Assist in Self-Administration of Medications, Glucagon Policy/Food Allergy Medication Administration/Asthma Medication Administration/Student Diabetes Management/Anti-Seizure Medication Administration/Student Self-Administer Medications/Medication Storage and Record Keeping

T.C.A. 49-6-(801-814) - SAVE Act - Establishes Requirements for LEA's in providing a Safe School Environment

T.C.A. 49-6-303 - Requires Schools to Employ School Counselors/Identification of Students with Mental or Emotional Disorders

T.C.A. 49-6-804 - Requires LEA to Develop Comprehensive Plan for School Safety

T.C.A. 49-6-1005 - LEA's Approve Sex Education Courses and Instructors

T.C.A. 49-6-1007 - Requires Character Education

T.C.A. 49-6-1008 - Adoption of AIDS Education Programs in LEA's

T.C.A. 49-6-1015 - Defines Harassment, Bullying or Intimidation in a School Setting

T.C.A. 49-6-1016 - LEA's Develop Policies for Reporting Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation

T.C.A. 49-6-1017 - Requires LEA's to develop Policy Prohibiting Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment

T.C.A. 49-6-1018 - Prohibits Retaliation Against Person Reporting Bullying, Intimidation and/or Harassment

T.C.A. 49-6-1019 - Encourages LEA's to Form Bullying Prevention Task Forces

T.C.A. 49-6-1022 - Mandates School Health Coordinator Position at DOE

T.C.A. 49-6-1301 - Family Life Curriculum - Part Definitions

T.C.A. 49-6-1302 - Curriculum for Family Life Education

T.C.A. 49-6-1303 - Assistance in Teaching Family Life

T.C.A. 49-6-1304 - Family Life Instruction

T.C.A. 49-6-1305 - Notification of Parents and Legal Guardians - Excusing Students from Familiy Life Instruction

T.C.A. 49-6-1306 - Complaint by Parent or Legal Guardian - Cause of Auction by Parent or Guardian

T.C.A. 49-6-1307 - Instruction of Sexual Education to Comply With Part - Scientific Study of Reproductive System Permitted

T.C.A. 49-6-1401 - Authorizes BMI Data Collection

T.C.A. 49-6-1402 - Mandates that DOE and DOH Develop frameworks for a Screening Program for LEA's

T.C.A. 49-6-1404 - Encourages LEA's with High BMI Rates to Expand Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs

T.C.A. 49-6-2307 - Using Local Agriculture Products for School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

T.C.A. 49-6-3002 - Requires Education Services be Provided to Hospitalized or Home Bound Students/Pregnant or Parenting Students

T.C.A. 49-6-3004 - Requires In-Service Training for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

T.C.A. 49-6-3401 - LEA can Suspend Student Pursuant to the LEA's In-School Suspension Policy for Bringing Weapons and Drugs on School Ground

T.C.A. 49-6-4209 - Principals Have to Report Incidences of Illegal Weapons

T.C.A. 49-6-4213 - Allows Schools to Test Students for Drugs/Requires Principal or School Counselor to provide Referral Information

T.C.A. 49-6-4215 - LEA Can Promulgate Rules To Prohibit Wearing Clothing Related to Gang Activity/ Local Law Enforcement Agencies Can Advise School Boards on Gang Activity

T.C.A. 49-6-4216 - Requires LEA's to Write Policies that Ensure a Safe Learning Environment

T.C.A. 49-6-4301 - Requires Teachers to Report any Assault or Battery

T.C.A. 49-6-4302 - Establishment of Tennessee Safety Center/ Allows LEA's to Partner with Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Hire School Resource Officers

T.C.A. 49-6-5001 - Requires Proof of Immunization Prior to School Entry/Medical Exemption from Immunizations/Authorizes Commissioner of Health to Designate Those Diseases which Children Need to be Immunized Against

T.C.A. 49-6-5003 - Hepatitis B Immunization

T.C.A. 49-6-5004 - Promotion of Eye and Dental Care Awareness

T.C.A. 49-6-5005 - Meningococcal Disease/Vaccination

T.C.A. 49-6-6101 - Coordination of Services for Children with Behavioral/Emotional Disorders

T.C.A. 68-1-1201 - TN Public School Nurse Program

T.C.A. 68-34-107 - Contraceptives for Minors

T.C.A. 68-140-510 - Training for Epinephrine Injections