New Jersey - School-based health services: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

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

New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:16-1.1. Purpose

The rules specify minimum standards for district boards of education in establishing policies and procedures and in operating programs to support the social, emotional, and physical development of students. Programs to support student development include school health services; physical examinations; intervention and referral services; programs of substance use prevention, intervention, and treatment referral; school safety and security; student discipline; reporting of potentially missing, abused, or neglected child situations; and home instruction and approved alternative education programs. Included in the rules are standards for the delivery of home instruction and school health services to nonpublic schools.

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