H.R. NO.








requesting the department of health to develop a program to ensure that all schools are staffed with school health aide personnel.


WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of school health aides to render first aid as skillfully and promptly as possible to any student or other individual who becomes ill or is injured on school premises; and

WHEREAS, school health aides are tasked with storing or administering oral and topical medication prescribed by a student's physician, with the approval of the school administration; and

WHEREAS, school health aides assist any student who may require individualized health care services during the regular school day; and

WHEREAS, school health aides see a minimum of six students and a maximum of 85 students per day; and

WHEREAS, when school health aides are ill, substitutes are not available, and when a school lacks a health aide for an extended period of time, public health nurses provide coverage since they supervise school health aides; and

WHEREAS, a limited number of public health nurses exists; and

WHEREAS, school health aides and public health nurses are Department of Health (DOH) employees; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-second Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2004, that DOH is requested to develop a program to provide dependable substitutes for school health aides throughout the State to ensure that every school health room is staffed at all times by qualified health personnel; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Governor, Director of Health, Superintendent of Education, Chair of the Board of Education, and President of the Parent Teacher Student Association.






Report Title:

School Health Aide Personnel