Minnesota - School-based health services: Policy requirement

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State law addresses aspects of traditional school-based health services (noted below), but does not formalize a program to aid in the establishment of clinics or health centers on campus for students. Health services provided for may:• Establish a school health board to govern school district health services• Set qualifications and certification required for physicians and health professionals providing school-based health services• Provide financial support for school-based health services• Address community involvement and/or partnership with school-based health services• Provide details as to the type of services provided

2018 Minnesota Statutes. 121A.21 School Health Services.

(a) Every school board must provide services to promote the health of its pupils.
(b) The board of a district with 1,000 pupils or more in average daily membership in early childhood family education, preschool disabled, elementary, and secondary programs must comply with the requirements of this paragraph. It may use one or a combination of the following methods:

  • (1) employ personnel, including at least one full-time equivalent licensed school nurse;
  • (2) contract with a public or private health organization or another public agency for personnel during the regular schoolyear, determined appropriate by the board, who are currently licensed under chapter 148 and who are certified public health nurses; or (3) enter into another arrangement approved by the commissioner.

2018 Minnesota Statutes. 124D.231 Full-Service Community Schools.

Subdivision 2. Full-service community school program.
(g) Each school site receiving funding under this section must establish at least two of the following types of programming:

  • (1) early childhood:
    • (i) early childhood education; and
    • (ii) child care services;
  • (2) academic:
    • (i) academic support and enrichment activities, including expanded learning time;
    • (ii) summer or after-school enrichment and learning experiences;
    • (iii) job training, internship opportunities, and career counseling services;
    • (iv) programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled; and
    • (v) specialized instructional support services;
  • (3) parental involvement:
    • (i) programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;
    • (ii) parent leadership development activities; and
    • (iii ) parenting education activities;
  • (4) mental and physical health:
    • (i) mentoring and other youth development programs, including peer mentoring and conflict mediation;
    • (ii) juvenile crime prevention and rehabilitation programs;
    • (iii) home visitation services by teachers and other professionals;
    • (iv) developmentally appropriate physical education;
    • (v) nutrition services;
    • (vi) primary health and dental care; and
    • (vii) mental health counseling services;
  • (5) community involvement:
    • (i) service and service-learning opportunities;
    • (ii) adult education, including instruction in English as a second language; and
    • (iii) homeless prevention services;
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