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) relating to lice treatment. The regulation states “Each student infested with lice shall be excluded from school, child care facility or family day care home until treatment with an antiparasitic drug is initiated.”

Kansas regulations no longer require children to be nit free before returning to school.

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.