Board of Education Policy 1338: Duties of the School Physician/Nurse Practitioner

The school physician/nurse practitioner shall be appointed by the Board of Education. The duties of the school physician/nurse practitioner shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

a) Performs professional medical services in the examination and care of school children;

b) Performs routine examinations of school children to detect the presence of contagious diseases and physical defects;

c) Serves as an on call member on the Committee on Special Education and the Committee on Preschool Education;

d) Reports to the Board on school health services as requested;

e) Coordinates scheduling for physical examinations to all students participating in interscholastic athletics;

f) In consultation with the Athletic Trainer, provides final medical clearance for a return to extra class athletic activities for all students who have or are believed to have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (concussion);

g) Develops the program of health service in accordance with policies approved by the Board and as directed by the Superintendent of Schools;

h) Conducts a medical evaluation on any employee at the request of the Board of Education.

8 NYCRR Section 136.5

Education Law Sections 902, 913 and 6902

Adopted November 13, 2018