2018 Legislative Action Center

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HB 793 (Robinson)
Eliminate Outdated State Nurse Practitioner (NP) Statutes
Only 12 states still have a restrictive practice environment. Unfortunately, Virginia is one of them. In order to prevent limited access to care, we must push for NPs to be able to practice to the full extent of their education and training.
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HB 791 (Pogge), HB 1046 (Torian), SB 366 (Stuart)

Improve Students’ Access to School Nurses  

Currently in Virginia, there are no minimum staffing levels for school nurses; rather, local school boards have the discretion to fill these positions as they deem necessary. There is wide variability in how localities staff their school nurses. In addition, geographic location and population density impact school nurse staffing across the Commonwealth. In 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics called for a minimum of one full-time professional school nurse in every school to ensure the health and safety of students during the school day.


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