Nurse, licensed; local school boards to employ for each school. (HB2479)

Introduced By

Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville) with support from co-patrons Del. Danny Bowling (D-Oakwood), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), and Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health services; local school boards. Requires local school boards to employ one licensed nurse for each school building and each nurse shall serve no more than 750 students. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072341285
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2007Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Administrative Action (Rapp)
01/24/2007Committee substitute printed 072364285-H1
01/24/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2007Assigned App. sub: Elementary and Secondary Education (Tata)
01/31/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2479H1)


Audrey Blystone writes:

Putting a Licensed Nurse in every school is a critical step toward improving the health and welfare of our students in the state of Virginia. Students and staff will greatly benefit from having a professional resourse to put our schools and children on the health seeking side of the wellness spectrum.

A licensed nurse will help reduce risks in the areas of safey and liability. Professional nurses are trained in assessment and decision making skills in medical situations. A simple lists of tasks that can not be delegated to nonlicensed personal will help greatly. If needed, you can refer to:

18VAC90-20-460. Nursing tasks that shall not be delegated.

Thank you
Audrey Blystone RN
School Nurse, Prince George County Schools