SB 137 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES
SENATE BILL 137
SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29
COMMITTEE: Education and Workforce Development
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
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.
|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|
|March 12, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|March 21, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 10, 2019||House||Hearing|
|April 30, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|May 8, 2019||House||Floor Vote|