senate Bill S4782

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the employment of school nurses for the inspection of pupils attending certain public schools

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Feb 11, 2021 referred to education

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S4782 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A666
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§901 & 902, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A9411
2011-2012: A21
2013-2014: A1374
2015-2016: A1518
2017-2018: A152
2019-2020: A553

S4782 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the employment of school nurses for the inspection of pupils attending certain public schools; relates to school districts and boards of cooperative educational services.

S4782 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4782 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4782
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. JACKSON -- 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  public  school  nurse
   staffing determinations in consultation with a nursing association
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 901  of  the  education  law,  as
 amended  by section 57 of part A-1 of chapter 58 of the laws of 2006, is
 amended to read as follows:
   1. School health services, as  defined  in  subdivision  two  of  this
 section,  shall  be  provided  by  each school district for all students
 attending the public schools in this state, [except in the  city  school
 district  of  the city of New York,] as provided in this article. School
 health services shall include the services of a registered  professional
 nurse[, if one is employed,] and shall also include such services as may
 be  rendered  as  provided in this article in examining students for the
 existence of disease or disability and in testing the eyes and  ears  of
 such students.
   § 2. Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 902 of the education law,
 as  amended  by  chapter  501 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as
 follows:
   b. Any such board or trustees [may] OF EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT  OR  BOARD
 OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  SHALL employ [one or more school
 nurses, who shall be registered professional nurses, as  well  as  other
 health  professionals,  as  may  be  required.]  A MINIMUM OF ONE SCHOOL
 NURSE, WHO SHALL BE A REGISTERED  PROFESSIONAL  NURSE,  IN  EACH  SCHOOL
 BUILDING.    ANY SUCH BOARD OR TRUSTEES OF EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT OR BOARD
 OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES  MAY  EMPLOY  OTHER  HEALTH  PROFES-
 SIONALS,  AS  MAY  BE  REQUIRED. Such registered professional nurses and
 other health professionals shall  aid  the  director  of  school  health
 services of the district and shall perform such duties, including health
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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