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Employment of health professionals
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 19
§ 902. Employment of health professionals. 1. As used in this article
"health professionals" means persons duly licensed or otherwise
authorized to practice a health profession pursuant to applicable law,
including, but not limited to, physicians, registered professional
nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, optometrists,
dentists, dental hygienists, dietitians and nutritionists, and

2. a. The board of education, and the trustee or board of trustees of
each school district, shall employ, at a compensation to be agreed upon
by the parties, a qualified physician, or a nurse practitioner to the
extent authorized by the nurse practice act and consistent with
subdivision three of section six thousand nine hundred two of this
chapter, to perform the duties of the director of school health
services, including any duties conferred on the school physician or
school medical inspector under any provision of law, to perform and
coordinate the provision of health services in the public schools and to
provide health appraisals of students attending the public schools in
the city or district. The physicians or nurse practitioners so employed
shall be duly licensed pursuant to applicable law.

b. Any such board or trustees may employ one or more school nurses,
who shall be registered professional nurses, as well as other health
professionals, 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
instruction for the benefit of the public schools as may be prescribed
by such board or trustees, in compliance with each such health
professional's practice act.

3. Health professionals may be employed by the trustees or boards of
education of two or more school districts, and the compensation of such
health professionals, and the expenses incurred in providing school
health services for students as provided in this article, shall be borne
jointly by such districts, and be apportioned among them in any manner
agreed to by such districts in a sharing agreement entered pursuant to
section one hundred nineteen-o of the general municipal law. The
trustees or boards of education of two or more school districts in a
supervisory district may enter into an agreement, or agreements as may
be required, with a board of cooperative educational services for the
provision of the services of one or more registered professional nurses,
and other health professionals to perform health services, including
health instruction in such districts.