State law addresses availability of school nurses.
2019 School Health Update August 2019
"There are no set number of hours/days that the CSN is required to be physically present in his/her assigned (public/private) buildings but must rotate through the buildings on a “regular” basis. “Regular” depends on the health needs of the students in that building."
Pennsylvania Unconsolidated Statutes Article XIV Section 1402. Health Services.
(a.1) Every child of school age shall be provided with school nurse services: Provided, however, That the number of pupils under the care of each school nurse shall not exceed one thousand five hundred (1,500).
Pennsylvania Unconsolidated Statutes Article XIV Section 1410. Employment of School Health Personnel.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this article, all school districts alone or jointly with other districts or joint school boards shall employ school physicians and school dentists but only with the approval of the Secretary of Health, and shall compensate them on a basis agreed upon by the school physician or school dentist and the employing district orjoint school board, and shall employ one or more school nurses.
The Pennsylvania Code § 23.51. Children to be provided nursing services.
A child in private, parochial and public schools shall be provided with school nurse services in the school which the child attends.
The Pennsylvania Code § 23.52. Administration.
The school nurse services shall be provided through the public school system and the administration of this service shall be the responsibility of the public school administrator in consultation, as needed, with the private or parochial school administrator.