New York - School-based health services: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
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 York Code, Rules, and Regulations 8 136.2 General Regulations

(a) All schools under the jurisdiction of the State Education Department shall provide a program of health services.
(b) School health services shall be provided by each school district for all students attending the public schools in this State, except in the city school district of the city of New York, in accordance with law and the regulations.


New York Code, Rules, and Regulations 136.3 School health services

It shall be the duty of trustees and boards of education:
(1) to provide and maintain a continuous program of school health services in accordance with this section;


New York Consolidated Laws 901 School health services to be provided

  1. School health services, as defined in subdivision two of this section, shall be provided by each school district for all students attending the public schools in this state, except in the city school district of the city of New York, as provided in this article. School health services shall include the services of a registered professional nurse, if one is employed, and shall also include such services as may be rendered as provided in this article in examining students for the existence of disease or disability and in testing the eyes and ears of such students.

Source: New York State Unified Court System

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