School Health Services
School health service professionals play a critical role in providing everyday care for our students. The school health team typically consists of the school physician, school nurse(s), and health assistants working in partnership with the student, their parents and caregivers, and the student’s primary healthcare provider(s). Whether conducting routine screenings; responding to injuries, illnesses, or emergencies; providing referrals or care coordination; or assisting with family outreach and health counseling and education, school health services staff work together to ensure that all students are healthy and ready to learn.
Summary of Selected School Health Mandates and Resources (Updated Oct. 2023)
Emergency Administration of Opioid Antidote
Medically Fragile Law
- P.L. 2012, c. 5 - Establishes standards of practice for providers of clinical nursing services for medically fragile students.
- Resolution to Adopt the Department of Human Services Directory of Clinical Nursing Service Providers for Medically Fragile Students
- Approved Providers list per P.L. 2012, c. 5 at NJMMIS
(Select “Home Care Provider” under Provider Type or “Home Health Agency” under Provider Specialty.)
Medical Marijuana Law, P.L. 2015, c. 158
Opioid Information for Parents and Student-Athletes
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
- Asthma Action Plan
The Asthma Action Plan is an important tool to support students with asthma and to help them manage their symptoms and control an asthma attack. Districts may choose which Asthma Action Plan works best in their schools:
- Sickle Cell Disease
For information about the services available to New Jersey's nonpublic schools in accordance with state and federal please visit our Nonpublic School Health Services page.