URGENT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ITEM: Urge Senate Committee on Education and Health to Support HB 1736
Now that HB1736 has passed the House, it is in front of the Senate Committee on Education and Health.
HB1736 requires each local school board in Virginia to employ at least one full-time equivalent school nurse position in each elementary school, middle school, and high school in local school divisions. The bill defines a school nurse as a registered nurse engaged in the specialized practice of nursing who protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success.
HB 1736 does not eliminate any personnel who are currently employed in school health services, including licensed practical nurses and clinic attendants. These experienced school health personnel will continue to work in schools.
The Virginia Association of School Nurses has been trying to get this legislation passed for several years. With your help, we think this could be our year! Your kids deserve this bill and now is the time for you to take action!
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Your kids deserve it!