Michigan - School nurse qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
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State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.

Michigan Public Health Code 333.9101 Plan for health services for pupils in elementary and secondary schools; establishment; contents; cooperation in developing plan; consistency with program of school nursing services; employment of certified school nurses; excusing pupils from health instructions and class attendance.

(3) The plan [for school health services for pupils in the elementary and secondary schools of this state] shall be consistent with the program of school nursing services adopted pursuant to section 1252 of Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1976, being section 380.1252 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, and shall encourage employment of individuals certified by the department of education as school nurses pursuant to that section.

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