(a) A registered nurse or school nurse is responsible for coordinating the school nursing services provided to an individual student. The registered nurse or school nurse shall work in partnership with the student’s parent or guardian, health care provider and appropriate school staff to the extent allowed by law.
Decisions related to when or where a student receives school nursing services must jointly be made by the registered nurse or school nurse, the parent or guardian of the student and any appropriate school staff. This paragraph does not apply to students who have an individualized education program and for whom special education and related services are determined by an individualized education program team.
The Department of Education shall submit to the State Board of Education and the interim legislative committees related to education an annual report no later than October 1 of each year that is based on the previous school year and that provides information on:
The availability of licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and school nurses in each school district; and
The number of medically complex students, medically fragile students and nursing-dependent students in each school district. [2009 c.843 §2; 2009 c.843 §4]Note: Section 5, chapter 843, Oregon Laws 2009, provides:Sec. 5. For the purpose of fulfilling the recommendations for registered nurses and school nurses in a school district, as described in section 2 (3) and (4)(b) of this 2009 Act [336.201 (Nursing services provided by district) (3) and (4)(b)], as amended by section 4 of this 2009 Act, school districts are encouraged to provide:
One registered nurse or school nurse for every 3,500 students by July 1, 2014.
One registered nurse or school nurse for every 2,500 students by July 1, 2016.
One registered nurse or school nurse for every 1,500 students by July 1, 2018.
One registered nurse or school nurse for every 750 students by July 1, 2020. [2009 c.843 §5]