Summary of 2016 New York State Bills

A00042 School boards to enter contract to provide health services in Rochester and Buffalo.
A00832/S01964 Employ minimum of one school nurse per school building– applies to big 5 cities, NYC, Yonkers, Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester.
A01144 Creates a state board for national certification of school nurse grant program.
A01518 School nurse for inspection of pupils attending the public schools in New York State.
A04661/S02618 Requires a school nurse on the premises during school hours in any school with an enrollment of one hundred or more pupils.
A06061/S03446 School nurses, trained in an opioid overdose prevention program, may administer Narcan.
A03945/ S02145 RN to BSN in 10 years, provides exemptions for those currently licensed or enrolled in nursing programs.
A00197 Provides for non-licensed school staff to administer glucagon ‘kit’ and for expanded use of epinephrine auto-injector devices in schools in emergency circumstances.
**S0385 Diabetes care management in school – school nurses or other licensed health care professional with expertise in diabetes to train volunteer staff. Diabetes care functions to include insulin administration by unlicensed staff.
A08342 Risk analysis for Diabetes – periodic healthcare provider certificate (examination) shall include a diabetes risk analysis and, if necessary, children with risk factors shall be tested for diabetes
A04112 Requires teachers to be trained in identifying and responding to asthma emergencies
A06505B/S01105 Enacts comprehensive provisions to curtail Asthma and other respiratory diseases. Teachers would be trained in identifying and responding to asthma emergencies. Requires schools to prepare an asthma treatment plan if authorizing the use of inhalers and the reporting of cases of asthma
A06548a/S01668-A Omnibus act – Addresses nebulizers and asthma care, diabetes risk analysis, nutrition, obesity screening, and data collection.
A04293 Heavy backpack study- authorizes a study and report on the adverse health effects of heavy backpacks on elementary school children.
A06504/S01521 Authorizes schools to screen for obesity – BMI, family history part of physical.
A04216 Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act – Establishes rules and regulations for the treatment and monitoring of students who exhibit signs or symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest.
A0943 /S01536 Allows for a philosophical exemption to immunizations.
A01822/S0509 A01822/S0509 Requires HPV vaccination along with other immunization requirements for school attendance for all children born after January 1, 1996.
S0378 Extends medical exemption enabling PAs and NPs to write as well as MDs.
A08329/S0617 Repeals religious exemption to immunizations.
S038 Epinephrine auto- injectors on site at pre-schools and restaurants.