senate Bill S1755

Requires certain school districts to employ a minimum of one school nurse

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Requires certain school districts, New York City, Yonkers, Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester, to employ a minimum of one school nurse per school building; authorizes the commissioner of education to promulgate additional staffing requirements.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1497
Versions:
S1755
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง902, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4557, A1753
2009-2010: S1200, A2137
2007-2008: A9519

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BILL NUMBER:S1755

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to requiring school nurses in
school buildings in certain school districts

PURPOSE:
The bill amends the education law, requiring certain school districts
to provide for at least one school nurse in each school building.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends Section 902 of the education law by
adding a new subdivision 4. This new subdivision requires each school
district in the cities of Yonkers, Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester
and the department of education of New York city to provide for at
least one school nurse in each school building. The section also
provides for additional staffing to be determined in regulation by
the commissioner of Education in consultation with at least one
professional nursing association.

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
While many schools districts throughout New York State provide health
care services to children in each school by staffing registered
professional nurses, there are some districts that choose to have
these nurses travel between school buildings or chose not to have a
registered professional nurse on staff at all. Large city school
districts, especially, are often faced with these staffing dilemmas.
Having professional staff available can prevent potentially
unfortunate outcomes for students that are faced with a medical
situation. Children in our state's largest school districts need the
same services from qualified medical professionals as children in
other districts. In fact, rates for asthma and other chronic medical
conditions are higher among students in urban school districts. New
York State law should recognize this important need. This bill will
provide each school within the largest school districts in our state
with access to a Qualified medical service professional for both
chronic and acute health issues for its students.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2008 REFERRED TO EDUCATION
2009 REFERRED TO EDUCATION
2010 REFERRED TO EDUCATION
2011 Referred to Education
2012 Referred to Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of September
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1755

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring school nurs-
  es in school buildings in certain school districts

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 902 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE TRUSTEE OR BOARD OF
TRUSTEES  OF  EACH  SCHOOL  DISTRICT OR BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL
SERVICES IN NEW YORK CITY,  YONKERS,  SYRACUSE,  BUFFALO  AND  ROCHESTER
SHALL EMPLOY A MINIMUM OF ONE SCHOOL NURSE IN EACH SCHOOL BUILDING, WITH
ADDITIONAL  STAFFING  DETERMINATIONS  PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN
CONSULTATION WITH AT LEAST ONE PROFESSIONAL NURSING ASSOCIATION.
  S 2. This act shall  take  effect  on  the  first  of  September  next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02458-01-3

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