State law addresses availability of school nurses.
New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:16-2.3 Health services personnel.
(b) The district board of education shall employ a certified school nurse to provide nursing services while school is in session pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-1 and 3.3.
- The certified school nurse shall work under the direction of the school physician and chief school administrator.
- The certified school nurse shall receive training in airway management and in the use of nebulizers and inhalers consistent with nationally recognized Standard including, but not limited to, those of the National Institutes of Health and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
New Jersey Statutes 18A:40-1 Employment of medical inspectors optometrists and nurses; salaries; terms; rules.
Every board of education shall employ one or more physicians, licensed to practice medicine and surgery within the state, to be known as the medical inspector or medical inspectors, and any board, not furnishing nursing services under a contract pursuant to section 18A :40-3.1 shall employ one or more school nurses, and it may also employ one or more optometrists, licensed to practice optometry within the state, to be known as the school vision examiner or school vision examiners, and the board shall fix their salaries and terms of office.