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house Bill H.R. 5335

Nurses for Impoverished Schools Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedMay 18th, 2010

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Title

Nurses for Impoverished Schools Act

Official Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to eligible local educational agencies for the purpose of reducing the student-to-nurse ratio in public elementary and secondary schools.

Summary

Nurses for Impoverished Schools Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to make demonstration grants to eligible local educational agencies to reduce the student-to-nurse ratio in public elementary and secondary schools. Defines an "eligible local education agency" as one for which: (1) not less than 20% of the students served are from families with incomes below the poverty line; and (2) the student-to-school nurse ratio in public elementary and secondary schools is 750 or more students to every school nurse.

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