Today's Law As Amended


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AB-815 School nurses: credentialing.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 44267.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

44267.5.
 (a) The minimum requirements for a services credential with a specialization in health for a school nurse are all of the following:
(1) A baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution. a regionally accredited institution of higher education. 
(2) A valid California license as a registered nurse.
(3) One year of coursework beyond the baccalaureate degree in a program approved by the commission.
(b) The period for which a services credential with a specialization in health for a school nurse is valid, valid  shall be as follows:
(1) For a preliminary credential, pending completion of the one year of coursework beyond the baccalaureate degree in a program approved by the commission, five years.
(2) For the professional credential, after completion of requirements specified by the commission, five years.
(c) The services credential with a specialization in health for a school nurse shall authorize the holder to perform, at in  grades 12 and below, the health services approved by the commission and designated on the credential.
(d) The holder of a services credential with a specialization in health for a school nurse who also completes the requirements for a special class authorization in health in a program that is approved by the commission is authorized to teach classes on health in a  preschool, kindergarten, grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and classes organized primarily for adults.
(e) For the purposes of the requirement in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), the commission may approve a program offered by a local educational agency, which had 40,000 or more pupils enrolled during the 2019–20 school year, for one year of coursework beyond the baccalaureate degree. The commission shall apply the standards for approval of a program of professional preparation offered by a postsecondary educational institution to a program of professional preparation offered by a local educational agency.