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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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

Chapter 71 of the acts of 1993 is hereby amended by striking out section 92, as amended by section 19A of chapter 126 of the acts of 1994, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 92. Section 41 of this act shall not apply to any person employed as a school nurse by a school committee on or before the effective date of this act; provided, however, that a school nurse employed by a school district on or before September 1, 1993 with five years experience as a registered nurse may apply for a standard certificate as a school nurse under the provisions of section 38G of chapter 71 of the General Laws; provided, further, that if such application is received prior to October 1, 1999, the applicant shall not be subject to entry level requirements for advanced school nurse, shall not be required to have completed a master's degree or equivalent degree or other program in nursing, education or a related field, and shall not be required to have maintained certification by a nationally recognized professional nursing association as a school nurse, community health nurse or a pediatric, family or school nurse practitioner; provided, further, that a registered nurse having a master's degree in education, counseling, or health related field, and having five years experience as a registered nurse may be employed as a school nurse and is exempt from the requirement of a bachelor of science in nursing degree in order to be certified as a school nurse.

Approved December 12, 1997.