State law addresses providing referrals to private physicians or community health partners.
Every Student Succeeds Act
Page 121 does mention health referrals in the ESSA state plan
Staff and Student Wellness Guide Creating Equitable School Systems: A Roadmap for Education Leaders — 2020-2021
This guide does mention the use of referrals in some cases such as for mental health intervention
The Pennsylvania Code § 12.41. Student services.
(2) Diagnostic, intervention and referral services for students who are experiencing problems attaining educational achievement appropriate to their learning potential.
- (i) Student services staff use diagnostic services to identify barriers that limit a student's success in school. Intervention services actively engage student services staff in activities planned to reduce or eliminate specific barriers to student success.
- (ii) Student services staff may arrange for referrals to other school-based or school-linked professionals or may refer parents and guardians to appropriate community-based services for assistance.