Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 7, April 5, 2022

A. "Developmental level" means the appropriate age-specific stage of emotional, mental and physical growth as determined by the school nurse or other designated registered nurse or clinician.
B. "Equipment and supplies" means those materials required to store or dispose of sharps, to perform self-assessment procedures, or to self-administer medication.
C. "Health care practitioner" means a person authorized under law in New Mexico to prescribe drugs for the treatment of diabetes and associated medical conditions.
D. "Individualized healthcare plan" means a written plan that identifies the student's health care needs and is developed by the school nurse or designated registered nurse or clinician cooperatively with the student and parent or guardian based on the orders provided by the student's health care practitioner.
E. "Medication" means a drug as that term is defined in section 201(g)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act ( 21 U.S.C. 321 ) and includes oral and non-oral drugs in a pharmacy-labeled container.
F. "Other designated registered nurse or clinician" means a registered nurse or clinician designated by the school district to act in the capacity of a school nurse.
G. "School nurse" means a registered nurse (RN), clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or certified nurse practitioner (CNP) licensed by the New Mexico public education department to provide nursing services in the school setting.
H. "Self-administration" means a student's own use of prescribed diabetes medication pursuant to a prescription from a health care practitioner.
I. "Self-assessment' means a student's monitoring of his/her blood glucose levels and for the presence of ketones.
J. "Sharps" means a device with a keen edge or sharp point used to puncture the skin for the purpose of self-assessment or a needle used to inject medication.


N.M. Code R. § NMAC - N, 2/1/2009

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