AAP calls for doctors in every school district

01/1/2013 | Reuters

The AAP, in a policy statement published in the journal Pediatrics, said that each school district in the U.S. should have a doctor to oversee health services and that all schools should have a nurse. The group recommends that these doctors have an expertise in pediatrics or be certified pediatricians, with specific knowledge on risk management, vaccinations, sports medicine and disease outbreak control.

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