Arkansas Code Title 6. Education § 6-18-709. Annual reports of school nurse statistics required

Annually, by August 31, a school district shall report the following to the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education:

(1) The number of full-time nurses employed by the school district;

(2) The number of part-time nurses employed by the school district;

(3) The number of full-time nurses with whom the school district contracts for service;

(4) The number of part-time nurses with whom the school district contracts for service;

(5) The level of licensure of each nurse working in the school district;

(6) The highest degree obtained for each nurse working in the school district;

(7) The amount of pay, including without limitation the source of funding, for each nurse working in the school district;  and

(8) The number of students in the school district that are in each nursing acuity level as follows:

(A) Level 1 for students with occasional health concerns and routine health screenings at a ratio of one (1) school nurse per seven hundred fifty (750) students;

(B) Level 2 for students with healthcare concerns and those that require an individualized healthcare plan at a ratio of one (1) school nurse per four hundred (400) students;

(C) Level 3 for students with medically complex conditions at a ratio of one (1) school nurse per two hundred twenty-five (225) students;

(D) Level 4 for students with medically fragile conditions at a ratio of one (1) school nurse per one hundred twenty-five (125) students;  and

(E) Level 5 for students that are nursing dependent at a ratio of one (1) school nurse per one (1) student.


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