Colorado - School-based health services: Policy requirement

Policy Or Plan Requirements
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State law addresses the development of school-based health centers or clinics, even if only through a grant program on some campuses.

Colorado Revised Statutes 22-25-103. Definitions

(5.5) Local student wellness program" means a program adopted by a school district, board of cooperative services, or facility school that is coordinated with health education and is designed to provide services to students in one or more of the following areas:
(a) Physical education;
(b) Nutrition services;
(c) Mental health counseling and services;
(d) Promotion of a healthy school environment;
(e) Health education;
(f) Health services;
(g) Involvement of students' families and communities in supporting and reinforcing healthy choices.

Colorado Revised Statutes 22-32-136. Children's nutrition - healthful alternatives - information - facilities - local wellness policy - competitive foods

(5.5) On or before October 1, 2008, each school district board of education is encouraged to expand its local wellness policy adopted pursuant to subsection (5) of this section to include goals for:

  • (c )Providing health services;

Colorado Revised Statutes 25-20.5-503. School-based health center grant program - creation - funding - grants

(1) There is hereby created, in the prevention services division of the department of public health and environment, the school-based health center grant program, referred to in this part 5 as the "grant program", for the purpose of assisting the establishment, expansion, and ongoing operations of school-based health centers in Colorado. The grant program shall be funded by moneys annually appropriated by the general assembly specifically for said program.

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