3319.221 School nurse and school nurse wellness coordinator.

(A) The state board of education shall adopt rules establishing the standards and requirements for obtaining a school nurse license and a school nurse wellness coordinator license. At a minimum, the rules shall require that an applicant for a school nurse license be licensed as a registered nurse under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code.

(B) If the state board requires any examinations for licensure under this section, the department of education shall provide the examination results received by the department to the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents, in the manner and to the extent permitted by state and federal law.

(C) Any rules for licenses described in this section that the state board adopts , amends, or rescinds under this section, division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code, or any other law shall be adopted, amended, or rescinded under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, except that the authority to adopt, amend, or rescind emergency rules under division (F) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code shall not apply to the state board with respect to rules for licenses described in this section.

(D) Any registered nurse employed by a school district in the capacity of school nurse on January 1, 1973, or any registered nurse employed by a city or general health district on January 1, 1973, to serve full-time in the capacity of school nurse in one or more school districts, shall be considered to have fulfilled the requirements for the issuance of a school nurse license under this section .

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.

Effective Date: 10-29-1996