New Mexico - WSCC framework: WSCC

Area: 
WSCC
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses Coordinated School Health, but not WSCC.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.12.6.7 DEFINITIONS:

A. "Coordinated school health approach" means the framework for linking health and education. The focus is healthy and successful students. There are eight interactive components of coordinated school health: health education; physical education and activity; nutrition; social and emotional well-being; healthy and safe environment; health services; staff wellness; and family, school and community involvement.


New Mexico Administrative Code 6.12.6.8 REQUIREMENTS:

B. Each school district and charter school shall develop and implement a policy that addresses student and school employee wellness through a coordinated school health approach.


New Mexico Administrative Code 6.63.2.11 REFERENCED MATERIAL:

(1) In collaboration with educational staff and others, the associate school nurse establishes and manages a coordinated school health program under the direction of a nurse supervisor consistent with New Mexico guidelines, regulations, and statutes governing nursing and school health, as well as local school district policy by:

  • (a) consulting with the school administrators, physicians and others to establish, review and revise policies, procedures and specific programs for coordinated school health education and services; performance of this task requires clinical supervision;
  • (b) assisting in the development of a needs assessment procedure and data collection procedure, as well as a plan to evaluate health services; also prepares regular written reports for school officials and state agencies; performance of this task requires clinical supervision;
  • (c) implementing state mandated programs such as immunization surveillance and health screening programs;
  • (d) facilitating the orientation, training, supervision, and evaluation of health assistant personnel as needed to provide a safe level of health services and to comply with the N.M. Nurse Practice Act and other relevant statutes and regulations;
  • (e) developing effective methods of documentation and a coordinated school health record system;
  • (f) assisting in the prevention of communicable diseases in the school by providing necessary school-based education and interventions in collaboration with and under the direction of the local health authority and the professional school nurse;
  • (g) promoting positive safety practices both within and outside of school buildings, and participating in the development of an emergency plan which is communicated to personnel and students;
  • (h) interpreting school health service needs and the role of the school nurse to the school and community; also serves on school health advisory committees as appropriate;
  • (i) participating in the planning for health in-service programs for school personnel;

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.63.2.11 REFERENCED MATERIAL:

(1) In collaboration with educational staff and others, the associate school nurse establishes and manages a coordinated school health program under the direction of a nurse supervisor consistent with New Mexico guidelines, regulations, and statutes governing nursing and school health, as well as local school district policy by:

  • (a) consulting with the school administrators, physicians and others to establish, review and revise policies, procedures and specific programs for coordinated school health education and services; performance of this task requires clinical supervision;
  • (b) assisting in the development of a needs assessment procedure and data collection procedure, as well as a plan to evaluate health services; also prepares regular written reports for school officials and state agencies; performance of this task requires clinical supervision;
  • (c) implementing state mandated programs such as immunization surveillance and health screening programs;
  • (d) facilitating the orientation, training, supervision, and evaluation of health assistant personnel as needed to provide a safe level of health services and to comply with the N.M. Nurse Practice Act and other relevant statutes and regulations;
  • (e) developing effective methods of documentation and a coordinated school health record system;
  • (f) assisting in the prevention of communicable diseases in the school by providing necessary school-based education and interventions in collaboration with and under the direction of the local health authority and the professional school nurse;
  • (g) promoting positive safety practices both within and outside of school buildings, and participating in the development of an emergency plan which is communicated to personnel and students;
  • (h) interpreting school health service needs and the role of the school nurse to the school and community; also serves on school health advisory committees as appropriate;
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