Recent Changes to TB Testing Requirements: Effective May 25, 2015
The requirement to do compulsory TB testing of out of state transfer students and new personnel has been removed. This is no longer a requirement effective May 25, 2015.
However, per §16-3D-3-C, selective testing of students and school personnel for TB may be required “when there is a reason to believe that they may have been exposed to the tuberculosis organism or they have signs and symptoms of TB disease.”
"School nurses shall identify and refer any students or school personnel to the Local Health Department in instances where they have reason to suspect that the individual has been exposed to tuberculosis or has symptoms indicative of the disease."
If TB testing has been completed, it can be noted on the physical exam.Student Supplied Health Insurance:
All boarding students must annually supply proof of United States based health insurance. Although not specifically endorsed by Linsly, Independent School Management (ISM) is one such company that offers international student health insurance. You can find more information at the ISM website
Student health insurance information shall be submitted through the annual online registration process with emergency consent and contact information. Boarding students are asked to also upload a digital copy of BOTH sides of their insurance cards. Medication Administration:
The complete Linsly Medication Administration Policy
can be downloaded or viewed online.NEW for the 2016-2017 school year!
The Linsly School has partnered with GroupRx pharmacy management program to improve medication management with regard to safety, efficiency and overall adherence to best practices.
GroupRx services are offered at no cost to the student and include: management of physician prescriptions, medication refills, insurance billing, unit dose packaging and on-time delivery of medication to school. The cost of any medication not covered by the student's insurance, as well as any co-pays or deductibles, are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
- All boarding students who require daily prescription medications or “as needed” medications in addition to those stocked in the health office (basic analgesics, decongestants, first aid ointments) are asked to register on-line with GroupRx 30 days prior to the start of school (July 23, 2016).
- On-line registration can be completed at www.grouprx.net
- Physician prescriptions, insurance information, and a form of payment for co-pays or deductibles are required to complete the registration process.
- Prescriptions written by a physician outside the United States will require coordination with our school physician for a United States based prescription. Please contact the school nurse, Katie Campsey, at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
- Parents of boarding students who feel that their student may require daily or as needed medication at some point in time during the school year (seasonal allergies, etc.) are encouraged to register with GroupRx at the beginning of the school year. Pre-registration will aid in timely delivery of unit dose medication.
Day students are not required to use the GroupRx program, but may utilize these services if desired. Questions or Concerns:
For any questions or concerns regarding Linsly’s student health services, policies or requirements, please contact the school nurse, Katie Campsey, at email@example.com
or call 304-234-4612 X500.