2017 ORS 413.084¹
State School Nursing Consultant
  • duties

The position of State School Nursing Consultant is created in the Oregon Health Authority. The responsibilities of the consultant include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

(1) Coordinating and collaborating with the school nurse specialist within the Department of Education.

(2) Providing school nursing policy and program guidance for the authority, the department and other agencies.

(3) Supporting and leading the integration of coordinated school health teams and providing assistance in sustaining the teams.

(4) Providing technical assistance to school nurses on the delivery of nursing care using evidence-based best practice standards and assisting in the establishment of protocols and standards of care in collaboration with professional associations and state agencies.

(5) Providing leadership in the delivery of nursing services in schools.

(6) Providing clinical consultation and technical support to school nurses and school nursing programs.

(7) Serving as a liaison and expert resource in school nursing and school nursing programs for local, regional, state and national health care providers and policymaking bodies.

(8) Coordinating school nursing program activities with public health, social services, environmental and educational agencies as well as other public and private entities.

(9) Monitoring, interpreting, synthesizing and disseminating information relevant to changes in health care, school nursing practices, laws and regulations and other legal issues that impact schools.

(10) Promoting quality assurance in school nursing programs by initiating and coordinating a quality assurance program that includes needs assessment, data collection and analysis and evidence-based practices.

(11) Representing school nurses in state level partnerships between agencies and between public and private entities, to foster a coordinated school nursing program and other multidisciplinary collaborations. [2015 c.793 §1]

Note: 413.084 (State School Nursing Consultant) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 413 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 413—Oregon Health Authority, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors413.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.