Illinois - School nurse availability: Standard

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses school nurses in one of the following ways:• At least 1 nurse will be available throughout the district, but not in every school• At least 1 nurse will be available, but not across all grades• School nurses are available on campus, but not every day or not at all times during the school day• School district is required to employ a school nurse, but not each individual school

Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/10-22.23 School Nurse.

To employ a registered professional nurse and define the duties of the school nurse within the guidelines of rules and regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education. Any school nurse first employed on or after July 1, 1976, whose duties require teaching or the exercise of instructional judgment or educational evaluation of pupils, must be certificated under Section 21-25 of this Act. School districts may employ non-certificated registered professional nurses to perform professional nursing services.

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