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49 Pa. Code § 21.222. Student services.

§ 21.222. Student services.

 (a)  Health program. There shall be written objectives and policies for the health program.

 (b)  Program requirements. The health program shall include at least the following:

   (1)  Preentrance and periodic health examinations.

   (2)  Provisions for necessary immediate professional health care.

   (3)  An immunization policy.

   (4)  A policy addressing student absences due to illness which gives the student the opportunity to attain the learning objectives not achieved due to absences.

 (c)  Maintenance of health records. Appropriate cumulative student health records shall be maintained throughout the enrollment of the student.

 (d)  Student employment. When part-time student employment is permitted, written policies shall include the type of employment and conditions regulating the employment, such as health, academic load and scholastic progress and consideration of current Federal and State laws affecting employment. When students are employed in health agencies, they may not perform the functions normally assigned to a professional or practical nurse unless they are currently licensed. Students in this role cannot be assigned as charge nurse of a unit. Student employment shall be on a voluntary basis and not a requirement of the institution. Remuneration for employment shall be within the range of the salary scale for the position.

 (e)  Student housing. Policies concerning housing shall include the following:

   (1)  Adequate space, equipment and furnishings for each student, such as desk, chairs, proper lighting, ventilation and closet space.

   (2)  Safe and adequately maintained facilities directly related to personal hygiene and personal security measures which include appropriate supervision of housing facilities and periodic inspection of safety devices, such as fire extinguishers, housing exits and fire drills.

   (3)  Provision of facilities which promote recreational and social activities.

   (4)  Facilities for obtaining adequate, well-balanced meals.

 (f)  Counseling and guidance. The scope of the counseling program shall be clearly defined in accordance with the objectives of the program. A program shall includeacademic counseling, initiated by either faculty or students. Adequate provision shall be made for the student’s referral to or consultation with skilled counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists or religious advisors when profes-sional and personal assistance is needed for individual student problems.

 (g)  Financial aid. Policies and procedures relating to scholarships, loans and grants shall be developed within the framework of the philosophy of the controlling institution and defined in writing.


   The provisions of this §  21.222 issued under section 506 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  186); and section 8 of the Practical Nurse Law (63 P.S. §  658).


   The provisions of this §  21.222 amended March 25, 1977, effective March 26, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 841; amended July 1, 1983, effective July 2, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2061; amended November 15, 1991, effective November 16, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 5342; amended April 26, 1996, effective April 27, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 2005. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (210007) to (210008).

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