Bill Details - SB137 (2019)

SB 137 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0857

10/04

 

SENATE BILL 137

 

AN ACT relative to the certification of school nurses.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29

 

COMMITTEE: Education and Workforce Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides for the application of education and certification requirements for school nurses.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0857

10/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the certification of school nurses.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  School Nurses.  Amend RSA 200:29, I to read as follows:

I. [Each school board may] A superintendent may nominate and school board appoint a school nurse to function in the school health program, and provide said nurse with proper facilities and equipment.  A school nurse shall be a registered professional nurse currently licensed in New Hampshire and certified by the state board of education.

2  New Paragraph; School Nurse; Certification Requirement.  Amend RSA 200:29 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

IV.(a)  All school nurses hired on or before the effective date of this paragraph and having applied for certification prior to the effective date of this paragraph shall not be subject to the certification requirements in paragraph II.

(b)  All school nurses appointed after the effective date of this paragraph and before July 1, 2022 holding an associates' degree in nursing, and all nurses hired before the effective date of this paragraph who did not meet the application deadline in subparagraph (a), shall be enrolled in a registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing program and shall complete such program within 6 years of the date of this paragraph.

(c)  All school nurses appointed after the effective date of this paragraph holding a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing shall hold certification pursuant to rules adopted by the state board of education.

(d)  All school nurses appointed on or after July 1, 2022, shall meet the certification requirements in paragraph II, pursuant to rules adopted by the state board of education.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Education and Workforce Development; SJ 4
March 12, 2019 Hearing: 03/12/2019, Room 103, LOB, 09:45 am; SC 12
March 21, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/21/2019; SC 14
March 21, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/21/2019; SJ 9
March 20, 2019 Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Education HJ 11 P. 72
April 10, 2019 Public Hearing: 04/10/2019 10:00 am LOB 207
April 30, 2019 Executive Session: 04/30/2019 10:00 am LOB 207
May 8, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/08/2019 (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 23 P. 14
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 12-7; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
May 8, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA DV 190-147 05/08/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 12, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 21, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 10, 2019 House Hearing
April 30, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 8, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB137 Revision: 5116 Date: Jan. 18, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
SB137 Revision: 5934 Date: May 9, 2019, 3:39 p.m.