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NURS6170: Legal Issues for School Nurses: New Jersey Legal Resources

This guide provides links to federal and state legal resources relevant to this course.

New Jersey Legal Resources in Lexis/Nexis Academic

Click on the Databases link, then click on the letter L to access Lexis/Nexis Academic from Cheng Library's homepage. You can locate New Jersey and Federal cases, statutes and code. For your convenience, a link to Lexis/Nexis is provided below. If you are off-campus, you will need to enter your William Paterson user name and password.

Lexis/Nexis Academic  From the main search screen, click on Search by Subject or Topic. From the menu on the left you can search for Cases, Statutes, Codes and Regulations. You can search by keyword or by legal citation. To locate New Jersey related material, follow these steps:

  • For cases (decisions, opinions), click on Federal & State cases. Click on Advanced Options. Limit your search to New Jersey by selecting it from the drop down menu.  Entering one or two keywords or a phrase should work fine. You should also sort your results by relevance.
  • For statutes (laws), click on State Statutes and Regulations. Click on Advanced Options. Select Statutory Code. Limit your search to New Jersey. Be sure to search only the statutory code.
  • For codes (regulations), click on click on State Statutes, Codes & Regulations. Click on Advanced Options. Select Administrative Code. Limit your search to New Jersey. Be sure to search only the administrative code.
  • Links are embedded throughout cases, statutes and codes and you may find them useful. Also be sure to use the email, save and print features within the database. You can also copy the direct link to a specific case, statute or code. 

Legal Basics of Education in New Jersey

New Jersey Legislature - Visit this site to locate current bills and pending legislation as well as archives of New Jersey laws. 

New Jersey Administrative Code - This links to the Department of Education website that includes Education, Title 6A.

New Jersey Legal Citations

Select NJ Legislation

Medical and Nursing Personnel N.J. Stat. § 18A:40-3.3 or 18A NJSA 40-3.3

Requirements for school nurse endorsement N.J. Stat. § 18A:40-3.7 or 18A NJSA 40-3.7

School personnel not liable for civil damages under certain circumstances N.J. Stat. § 2A:62A-4 or 2A NJSA 62A-4

Select NJ Codes-Title 6A Education


Select New Jersey Cases 

382 N.J. Super. 241 Ramsey Teachers v. Ramsey Bd of Education 

226 N.J. 297 Parsons v. Mullica Township Bd of Education 

Select School Board Policies


Paterson - 5307 NURSING SERVICES PLAN- Policy