JLC – Student Health Services

The School Board may appoint a school nurse to function in the school health program. A school nurse shall be a registered professional nurse licensed in New Hampshire, working within nursing scope of practice as defined by New Hampshire Board of Nursing.

The Board may employ or contract with a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) to work under the direct supervision of the school Registered Nurse (RN).

Responsibilities of the school nurse, LPN, and LNA are outlined in the job descriptions for their respective positions. In addition, the Superintendent or his/her designee may assign additional duties to the school nurse, LPN, or LNA.

Personnel qualified to carry out appropriate school health-related activities as defined by EBBC/JLCE shall be available to each school in the District. All injuries or illnesses occurring during the school day shall be reported to the school nurse or the building principal. The school nurse, principal, or designee will notify parents before a student who is injured or ill is permitted to go home and the student’s dismissal will be contingent upon parent authorization.

Emergency medical care will be provided pursuant to the guidelines of Board Policy EBBC/JLCE. Any pupil who is required to take prescribed medication during the school day will do so in a manner consistent with District policies and procedures, including policy JLCD and appendix JLCD-R, and the provisions of Department of Education Rule 311.02.

Legal References:

RSA 200:27, School Health Services
RSA 200:29, School Nurse
RSA 200:31, School Health Personnel
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Sec. Ed. 306.12, School Health Services

Category: P

See also EBBC, JLCE

1st Read: March 31, 2009
2nd Read: April 28, 2009
Adoption: April 28, 2009
Amended: July 16, 2013