New York - 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.

8 CRR-NY 136.1

(b) Health professionals means persons duly licensed or otherwise authorized to practice a health profession pursuant to applicable law, including, but not limited to, physicians, registered professional nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, optometrists, dentists, dental hygienists, dietitians and nutritionists, and audiologists.
(c) School nurse means a registered professional nurse.

8 CRR-NY 136.2

(b) ...School health services shall include the services of a registered professional nurse, if one is employed, and shall also include such services as may be rendered as provided herein in examining students for the existence of disease or disability and in testing the eyes and ears of such students.

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