• Mandates and Resources
    August 2016 
     
    ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF FACT SHEET ON SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSIONS AND CONCUSSION MODEL POLICY GUIDANCE
    N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41.3 requires each school district, charter school, renaissance school project, and nonpublic school that participates in interscholastic athletics to adopt by September 1, 2011, a policy concerning the prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions and other head injuries among student athletes. Information on the student athlete concussion policy and guidance is available at www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/chpe/concussions/. N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41.2 requires public schools to distribute the annual educational fact sheet on sports-related concussion and head injury to the parents or guardians of students participating in inter-scholastic sports and cheerleading and to obtain a signed receipt. The fact sheet is available at http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/chpe/concussions/fact.pdf.
     
     
    ANNUAL INSERVICE ABOUT ASTHMA
    N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.9 requires annual asthma education opportunities for teaching staff. The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey provides support to schools regarding asthma requirements. Additional information can be found at www.pacnj.org. 
     
    IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL-AGE YOUTH
    School districts are required to annually review the immunization records of all students, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.2(a), and it is the responsibility of the certified school nurse to review all immunization records under N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.3(b)3v. The NJDOE provided additional information to schools regarding enrollment considerations for homeless and immigrant students on August 23, 2016. The broadcast memo can be accessed at https://homeroom5.doe.state.nj.us/broadcasts/2016/AUG/23/15177/Enrollment%20Considerati ons%20for%20Homeless%20and%20Immigrant%20Students.pdf. Additional information about vaccines and recommended schedules is available at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/default.htm
     
     
    JANET’S LAW
    N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41a through 41c requires public and nonpublic schools to have automated external defibrillators and to establish emergency action plans for responding to sudden cardiac events. The complete law can be accessed at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2012/Bills/AL12/51_.PDF. For further guidance regarding Janet’s Law, a Frequently Asked Questions document can be accessed at http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/legislation/ under “Sudden Cardiac Arrest.” 
     
     
    NJ FAMILYCARE
    Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.2(i), school districts are required to make accessible information regarding the NJ FamilyCare Program for students who are knowingly without medical coverage. For more information regarding the NJ FamilyCare program, please go to www.njfamilycare.org/
     
     
    SCHOOL PHYSICIAN
    Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-1.1, the appointed school physician, as a requirement of his or her contract, must complete the Student-Athlete Cardiac Screening professional development module and provide a copy of the certificate to the school. The professional development module can be found at http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/services/athlete/PDModule.shtml