JLC – Student Health Services

The School Board may appoint one or more school nurses to carry out appropriate school health-related activities including, but not limited to: providing direct health care to students; providing leadership, care coordination and qualitative improvement of school health services; promoting a healthy school environment and control/surveillance of infectious diseases; promoting health; serving in a leadership role for health policies and programs; and serving as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers. he school nurses’ responsibilities also include, but are not limited to: assessing and responding to individual student health needs through Individual Healthcare Plans, maintaining accurate health records, participating on 504, IEP or other school teams (as needed or required), health promotion, disease and injury prevention initiatives, student wellness, and other responsibilities and services as dictated by law or Board policy. Finally, the school nurse will assist the administration in developing/updating forms necessary and appropriate for health-related issues.

A school nurse shall be a registered professional nurse licensed in New Hampshire, and certified by the New Hampshire Department of Education working within the 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) within their respective scopes of practice. As provided by New Hampshire law, the school nurse is responsible for the delegation of health care tasks.

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 within the respective scopes of practice.

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. Accidents shall be reported in accordance with Board Policy EBBC. Students attending school during the extended day, night, or summer school programs, or any other time when the school nurse is not in the building, are to report all illnesses and injuries to the supervising adult. Students will not be allowed to leave school due to injury or illness without first notifying either the school nurse, principal or designee as well as the student’s parent/guardian or emergency contact on file.

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: September 6, 2022
2nd Read: September 20, 2022
Adopted: September 20, 2022