Policy 1338

Duties of the School Physician/Nurse Practitioner 

The school physician/nurse practitioner shall be appointed by the Board of Education. The duties of the school physician/nurse practitioner shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • a) Performs professional medical services in the examination and care of school children;
  • b) Performs routine examinations of school children to detect the presence of contagious diseases and physical defects;
  • c) Serves as an on call member on the Committee on Special Education;
  • d) Reports to the Board on school health services;
  • e) Coordinates scheduling for physical examinations to all students participating in interscholastic athletics;
  • f) Provides final medical clearance for a return to extra class athletic activities for all students who have or are believed to have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (concussion);
  • g) Develops the program of health service in accordance with policies approved by the Board and as directed by the Superintendent of Schools;
  • h) Conducts physical exams for all bus drivers and substitutes prior to employment and annually thereafter;
  • i) Conducts a medical evaluation on any employee at the request of the Board of Education.