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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1329         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 249

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act providing Chapter 70 accountability for adequate access to school nursing.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1329        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 249

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 249) of Richard T. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico, John V. Fernandes and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to providing Chapter 70 accountability for adequate access to school nursing .  Education. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 221 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act providing Chapter 70 accountability for adequate access to school nursing.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 70 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended in section 2 by inserting after the word “principals “ in lines 171, 176 and 537, the following:- “the foundation school nurse professional staff”

              SECTION 2. Said Chapter 70 is hereby further amended in said section by inserting after the word “budget” in line 245 the following:- “, not including foundation school nurse professional staff,”

              SECTION 3. Said Chapter 70 is hereby further amended in said section by inserting after the word “principals” in lines 275 and 347 the following:- “school nurse professional staff”

              SECTION 4. Said Chapter 70 is hereby further amended in said section by inserting after the definition of “Foundation principals” the following new definition:-

              “Foundation school nurse professional staff”, the number of registered nurses licensed by the department of elementary and secondary education allotted within a district’s foundation budget in any fiscal year to ensure adequate access to school nurse professionals by all enrollees.  The foundation school nurse professional staff, calculated using enrollments as defined in this section, shall be the sum of: the number of school nurse professional staff employed by each school district in fiscal year 2010 plus XXX thousandths multiplied by the sum of the foundation kindergarten, pre-school, elementary, bilingual, junior high/middle school and the foundation high school and foundation vocational school enrollment; plus the assumed in-school special education; plus three hundredths multiplied by the average number of low-income students attending school in the district over the preceding two fiscal years.

              SECTION 5. Said Chapter 70 is hereby further amended in section 9 by inserting after the word “for” in line 2 the following:- “registered school nurses consistent with section 53 of chapter 71,”

              SECTION 6. Said Chapter 70 is hereby further amended in said section 9 by inserting after the words “fall short” in line 5 the following:- “of the foundation school nurse professional staff funding formula or”

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