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Minimum qualifications to supervise the health and physical development of students   

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(a) No physician, psychiatrist, oculist, dentist, dental hygienist, optometrist, otologist, podiatrist, audiologist, or nurse not employed in that capacity by the State Department of Public Health, shall be, nor shall any other person be, employed or permitted to supervise the health and physical development of students unless he or she holds a services credential with a specialization in health or a valid credential issued prior to November 27, 1970, or unless he or she meets applicable minimum qualifications established by the board of governors.

(b) Any psychologist employed pursuant to this section shall hold a school psychologist credential, a general pupil personnel services credential authorizing service as a school psychologist, a standard designated services credential with a specialization in pupil personnel services authorizing service as a psychologist, a services credential issued by the board of governors or the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, or meet applicable minimum qualifications established by the board of governors.

(c) No authorization for service as a school nurse shall authorize teaching services unless the individual is qualified for faculty service pursuant to minimum qualifications established by the board of governors.

(d) A physician employed by a district to perform medical services on a halftime or greater than halftime basis shall hold a valid certificate to practice medicine and surgery issued by the State Board of Medical Examiners or the Board of Osteopathic Examiners. The qualifications for a physician employed for less than halftime shall be a valid certificate to practice medicine and surgery issued by the State Board of Medical Examiners.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758. Sec. 145.)