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HF 3536

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2020 03:00pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying school health services to allow for the use of a
private nurse; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.21.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.21, is amended to read:


(a) Every school board must provide services to promote the health of its pupils.

(b) The board of a district with 1,000 pupils or more in average daily membership in
early childhood family education, preschool disabled, elementary, and secondary programs
must comply with the requirements of this paragraph. It may use one or a combination of
the following methods:

(1) employ personnel, including at least one full-time equivalent licensed school nurse;

(2) contract with a public or private health organization or another public agency for
personnel during the regular school year, determined appropriate by the board, who are
currently licensed under chapter 148 and who are certified public health nurses; or

(3) enter into another arrangement approved by the commissioner.

new text begin (c) A school district must allow a private nurse to accompany a pupil on school grounds
and in school activities during the regular school day if the pupil's need for a private nurse
is documented by a physician's order or note, with the following requirements:
new text end

new text begin (1) the school district and nurse may enter into agreements as necessary to establish
mutual expectations of the nurse's conduct in the school environment;
new text end

new text begin (2) the addition of a private nurse in the classroom must not exceed the room's capacity,
impede a pupil's line of sight, or impact a pupil's access to instruction; and
new text end

new text begin (3) a private nurse does not change a school district's health services or other requirements
under state or federal law.
new text end