Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 7, April 5, 2022
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.
"Equipment and supplies" means those materials required to store or dispose of
sharps, to perform self-assessment procedures, or to self-administer
C. "Health care
practitioner" means a person authorized under law in New Mexico to prescribe
drugs for the treatment of diabetes and associated medical
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.
"Medication" means a drug as that term is
defined in section 201(g)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (
) and includes oral and non-oral drugs in
a pharmacy-labeled container.
"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
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.
"Self-assessment' means a student's monitoring of his/her blood glucose levels
and for the presence of ketones.
"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