Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Rule Rule 584-021-0105

As used in OAR chapter 584, division 021, unless otherwise indicated by the context, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Application”: A request for an Oregon certificate authorizing service in public schools or a request for reinstatement or renewal of such certificate. As used in these rules, “application” includes the Application Form N-1, the fee, and all supporting documents necessary for the evaluation for the certificate.
(2) “Approved Institutions”: Oregon colleges and universities accredited by an Institutional Accrediting Agency for the preparation of nurses by the Oregon State Board of Nursing or for preparation of teachers by Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and other nationally accredited colleges or universities approved to prepare nurses or teachers.
(3) “Commission”: The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).
(4) “Executive Director”: The Executive Director for the Commission.
(5) “Expired Certificate”: A certificate for which an application for renewal was not received by TSPC prior to the date of expiration stated on the certificate.
(6) “Joint Application”: Submitted by the school board or school superintendent in cooperation with the applicant.
(7) “Nurse”: A registered nurse who holds a current license issued by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. See also School Nurse.
(8) “Personal Qualifications”: Personal qualifications for certification including possessing good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as a school nurse.
(9) “Registered Private School”: A private school, prekindergarten through grade twelve, registered with the Oregon Department of Education.
(10) “Reinstatement”: Restoration of the validity of a certificate which has expired, been revoked, or been surrendered.
(11) “Renewal”: Extension of validity of a current certificate. An application for renewal must be submitted prior to the expiration date stated on the certificate.
(12) “School Nurse”: A registered nurse who is certified by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission as qualified to conduct and coordinate the health service programs of a school.
(13) “Volunteer Nurse”: A registered nurse who serves without remuneration in a school health services program.

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