Ohio - School nurse availability: Standard

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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

Ohio Revised Codes 3313.68 Employment of physicians, dentists and nurses - delegation of duties and powers to board of health.

(A) The board of education may also employ registered nurses, as defined by section 4723.01 and licensed as school nurses under section 3319.221 of the Revised Code, to aid in such inspection in such ways as are prescribed by it, and to aid in the conduct and coordination of the school health service program.

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