Provides that nonpublic school nursing services may include nursing services for a preschool pupil in the event of an emergency.
NJEA supports S-322 (Diegnan/Eustace). This bill would clarify the current law that allows public school nurses to provide nursing services to K-12 students.
Under current law, a public school can enter into a joint agreement with a private school in order to provide nursing services to its K-12 students. The specific services are outlined in the agreement. Preschool was not included in the original law.
By extending the law to preschool students in emergency situations, school nurses will have a clear directive in addressing medical emergencies involving preschool students.
NJEA urges you to support S-322.