State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to support implementation of counseling, psychological, and social services.
200-RICR-20-10-1.3.3 Health and Social Service Supports
B. Health Services
- Each LEA shall implement and comply with the requirements of the Health Services section of the Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs, addressing school health staff, health and dental screenings, physical examinations, records review and maintenance, medication administration, emergency care, chronic disease care, compliance with immunization regulations, and compliance with any other state or federal health related regulations and statutes.
State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-22-14. Suicide prevention awareness
(a) The department of elementary and secondary education shall develop and prescribe a suicide prevention awareness program for public school students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12). The school committees of the several cities, towns, and school districts shall provide for the incorporation of the program in existing health education courses. (b) The board of regents for elementary and secondary education shall institute workshops to be developed and provided by the Samaritans, Inc. for those public school teachers designated to teach the suicide prevention awareness program.