D.C. Law 22-61. Public School Health Services Amendment Act of 2017.
To amend the District of Columbia Public School Nurse Assignment Act of 1987 to require the assignment of registered nurses to each public and public charter school for a minimum of 40 hours per week during each week the school is open to students for instruction, beginning August 1, 2018.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Public School Health Services Amendment Act of 2017".
Sec. 2. Section 2 of the District of Columbia Public School Nurse Assignment Act of 1987, effective December 10, 1987 (D.C. Law 7-45; D.C. Official Code § 38-621), is amended as follows:
(a) Subsection (a) is amended to read as follows:
"(a) Beginning August 1, 2018, a registered nurse shall be assigned to each public and public charter school for a minimum of 40 hours per week during each week the school is open to students for instruction.".
(b) Subsection (b) is amended to read as follows:
"(b) A licensed practical nurse may be used to satisfy the requirement of subsection (a) of this section if the licensed practical nurse performs duties under the appropriate supervision of, and in general collaboration with, a registered nurse.".
(c) Subsection (c) is repealed.
(d) Subsection (g) is repealed.
Sec. 3. Applicability.
(a) This act shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.
(b) The Chief Financial Officer shall certify the date of the inclusion of the fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, and provide notice to the Budget Director of the Council of the certification.
(c)(1) The Budget Director shall cause the notice of the certification to be published in the District of Columbia Register.
(2) The date of publication of the notice of the certification shall not affect the applicability of this act.
Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).
Sec. 5. Effective date.
The act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.