Health Services to Non Public Schools
A Board of Education having nonpublic schools within the school district boundaries shall provide nursing services to students enrolled full-time in the nonpublic school pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-23 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.5.
The Board shall provide for the extension of emergency care provided to public school students and to full-time nonpublic school students who are injured or become ill at school or during participation on a school team or squad pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16- 2.1(a)4. The Board may provide additional services to those required under N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.5(a) and under conditions as outlined in N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.5(c).
The nursing services shall be provided by a registered nurse licensed in the State of New Jersey who is an employee of the school district, third-party contractor, or an independent contractor. The nursing services provided to nonpublic school students shall not include instructional services.
A nonpublic school may decline nursing services required or permitted under N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.5 by submitting to the Board of Education notification signed by the Chief School Administrator of the nonpublic school pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-29. A student who is enrolled in a nonpublic school and whose parent objects to the student receiving any service provided under N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.5 shall not be compelled to receive the service except for a physical or medical examination to determine whether the student is ill or infected with a communicable disease pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-30.
The Board shall consider the provision of health services to nonpublic schools based upon the considerations outlined in N.J.A.C 6A:16-2.5(h)1 through 3. The Superintendent or designee shall confer annually with the administrator of the nonpublic school to advise the nonpublic school of the amount of funds allocated by the Department of Education to the nonpublic school; to agree on the basic health services that shall be provided and the additional medical services that may be provided as set forth in N.J.S.A. POLICY UNION CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION PUPILS 5306/Page 2 of 2 HEALTH SERVICES TO NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS (M) 18A:40-23 et seq.; to inform the nonpublic school the County Office of Education shall provide assistance in the event an agreement cannot be reached regarding the health services and additional medical services to be provided to the nonpublic school; to assure the nonpublic school receiving services receives a copy of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-23 to 31 and N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.5; and to assure that a description of the provision of nursing services is reflected in the school district's Nursing Services Plan.
The Board providing health services to a nonpublic school(s) shall submit information to the Executive County Superintendent on or before October 1 annually that includes: a written statement verifying the required annual conference was held with the nonpublic school; a copy of the contract with another agency to provide the services, if applicable; a copy of the Board meeting minutes approving the contract; and a description of the type and number of services that were provided during the previous school year on a Commissioner of Education approved form. A copy of the information submitted to the Executive County Superintendent shall also be provided to the Chief School Administrator of each nonpublic school within the school district boundaries.
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-23 et seq. N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.5 et seq.
Revised: 23 Oct 2014
Adopted: 31 May 2007