Head Lice Regulations and Guidelines

KDHE's Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics (BEPHI) has made changes to the Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R. 28-1-6) and no longer requires individuals with head lice or nits to be excluded from school, child care facility, or family day care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Association of School Nurses advocate that children should not be excluded for lice or nits.

Etiology, diagnosis and treatment recommendations and K.A.R. can be found on the following web sites:

For more information on this and other contagious diseases, call the KDHE EPI Hotline (785) 296-1059.