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

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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.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. “Accused individual” means a lobbyist, public official, candidate for public office, political committee, or contributor who is alleged to have violated article XIV of the Constitution of North Dakota, this chapter, or another law or rule regarding transparency, corruption, elections, or lobbying.

2. “Complainant” means an individual who, in writing or verbally, submits a complaint to the commission.

3. “Complaint” means a verbal or written allegation to the commission that a lobbyist, public official, candidate for public office, political committee, or contributor has violated article XIV of the Constitution of North Dakota, this chapter, or another law or rule regarding transparency, corruption, elections, or lobbying.

4. “Ethics commission” or “commission” means the North Dakota ethics commission established by article XIV of the Constitution of North Dakota.

5. “Gift” means any item, service, or thing of value not given in exchange for fair market consideration including travel and recreation, except:

a. Purely informational material;

b. A campaign contribution;  and

c. An item, service, or thing of value given under conditions that do not raise ethical concerns, as set forth in rules adopted by the ethics commission, to advance opportunities for state residents to meet with public officials in educational and social settings in the state.

6. “Influence state government action” means promoting or opposing the adoption of a rule by an administrative agency or the commission under chapter 28-32.

7. “Lobby” means an activity listed in subsection 1 of section 54-05.1-02.

8. “Lobbyist” means an individual required to register under section 54-05.1-03.

9. “Public official” means an elected or appointed official of the state's executive or legislative branch, members of the commission, members of the governor's cabinet, and employees of the legislative branch.

10. “Receives the complaint” means one or more members of the commission learn of the complaint.

11. “Ultimate and true source” means the person that knowingly contributed over two hundred dollars solely to lobby or influence state government action.

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