"The Legislature hereby finds and determines that the welfare of the State requires that all school-age children be assured equal access to appropriate health care services. In order to achieve this objective, it is the intent of the Legislature to require that the State and local communities provide basic nursing services for children in both public and nonpublic schools." (N.J.S.A. 18A:40-23).
For the purposes of monitoring and recordkeeping, the district board of education providing health services to nonpublic schools shall annually submit the following information to the county superintendent of education on or before October 1 and shall provide a copy to the chief school administrator of the nonpublic schools within school district boundaries [N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.5(j)]:
The Nursing Program Guidance provides the statute and code relating to nursing services for nonpublic school students. In addition, it includes NJDOE recommendations, entitled NJDOE Guidance, and statute and code clarifications.
A Nursing Services Fact Sheet provides an explanation of the nursing services funds to which nonpublic school students are entitled, including what is allowable and what constraints are placed on districts in spending the funds directly or contracting with third party providers.