(a) On or before January 1, 2022, the department of health shall promulgate rules
and regulations for the specific licensing and operation of school-based health centers
in elementary and secondary schools. All school-based health centers as defined in § 23-17-2 shall be licensed and operated pursuant to a school-based health center license.
(b) The rules and regulations promulgated by the department pursuant to the provisions
of this section shall include, but not be limited to, requirements for adequate and
appropriate staffing to include a requirement for a certified nurse-teacher to be
employed and present in any elementary or secondary school with a school-based health
center on site and for the establishment of standards of care and adequate supervision
and management of staff.
(c) Pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this
section, every entity applying to be licensed as a school-based health center in an
elementary or secondary school shall be responsible for:
(1) Developing and implementing a staffing/personnel plan that includes the school's
certified nurse-teacher as a primary source of patient referrals, and articulates
the role of the certified nurse-teacher in student and family communication, care
coordination, and delivery of services to students; and
(2) Submitting for review by the department of health, any written agreements, memoranda
of understanding, and/or other terms and conditions agreed to between the healthcare
facility or the entity operating the healthcare facility and the school district and/or
collective bargaining agent.
(d) The department shall not issue licenses for school-based health centers or any
other healthcare facilities to be located in elementary or secondary schools until
rules and regulations are promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this section.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.