Missouri - School-based health services: Policy requirement

Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute

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

Code of State Regulations 5 CSR 20-100.255 Missouri School Improvement Program - 5 Resource and Process Standards and Indicators


G-8—The local board of education and district leadership manage organizational systems and resources for a safe, high-performing learning environment.

  1. The district leadership has developed and implemented a coordinated approach to school health services

Missouri Revised Statutes 167.606. Plan to encourage public schools and school districts to be Medicaid providers — services which may be provided, scope of services — who may provide services — employment of personnel.

  1. The departments of social services and elementary and secondary education shall develop a plan to encourage public schools and school districts to be Medicaid providers and to provide the most accessible care to school age children. A public school district, or a public school within any district, may elect to function as and be compensated for acting as a provider of Medicaid services. Pursuant to state and federal laws and regulations, a public school or school district shall, upon such election, provide such Medicaid services to all Medicaid-eligible school age children located in the service area of the school or district electing to be a Medicaid provider. The public school or school district may elect to provide services under subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection or to provide services under both subdivisions (1) and (2).

Source: Missouri Legislature

Missouri Revised Statutes 167.603. Grants to assist public schools health services, preference — rules — Medicaid payment incentives.

Subject to appropriation, the directors of the departments of health and senior services and social services, in consultation with the commissioner of education of the department of elementary and secondary education, may provide grants from the health initiatives fund to assist public schools, public school districts, or local public health departments in expanding school children health services for all school age children. Preference in grants shall be given based on the greater need for school children health services and the least ability to fund such services.

Source: Missouri Legislature

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