NYSASN plays an active role in public policy issues that pertain to school health and the provision of professional school nursing services. To that end, NYSASN engages with elected officials to educate them about the impact of proposed legislation on the provision of school health and school nursing services.



Click here for a list of proposed 2016 New York legislative bill summaries affecting students and/or school nurses. These bills are being closely watched by NYSASN.  If you have any questions, please contact NYSASN’s Legislative Chair, Stacey Marye via her e-mail: legislation@nysasn.org



Memorandum of Support for Assembly Bill A3899 and Senate Bill S3941
Click here to read the full Memorandum of Support for the proposed act to grant schools access to a student’s blood lead information in the statewide immunization information system in order to provide appropriate educational service.

Memorandum of Support for Assembly Bill A1842 and Senate Bill S3520 (updated Feb 2017)
Click here to read the full Memorandum of Support for the proposed act to amend the education law, in relation to the educational preparation for practice of professional nursing.



The NYS Education Department proposed technical amendments to Part 136 of the Commissioner’s Regulations Relating to School Health Services. During the 45 day public comment period, NYSASN submitted the following document to SED: Proposed Tech Amendments Talking Points (March 2017)

RN to BSN Letter (Feb 2017)

RN to BSN Talking Points (Feb 2017)

Professional Qualifications of a Registered Professional School Nurse vs. an LPN

Letter to the Governor re: A8105a