State law, regulation, or district policy addresses the development of school-based health centers or clinics, even if only through a grant program on some campuses.
Oregon Administrative Rules 333-028-0200 School-Based Health Center Program: Purpose
The school-based health center (SBHC) program supports communities in promoting the health and well-being of the school-age population through the evidence-based best practice within a public health framework. These rules (OAR 333-028-0200 through 333-028-0250) establish the procedure and criteria the Oregon Health Authority shall use to certify, suspend and decertify SBHCs. Certification of a SBHC by the SBHC state program is voluntary; an operating clinic is free to choose not to participate in certification and still operate. Only certified SBHCs are eligible for funding from Oregon Health Authority.
Oregon Administrative Rules 581-022-2220 Health Services
(1) The school district shall maintain a prevention oriented health services program for all students which provides:
- (a) Health care and space that is appropriately supervised and adequately equipped for providing first aid, and isolates the sick or injured child from the student body;
- (b) Communicable disease control, as provided in Oregon Revised Statutes;
- (c) Health screening information, including required immunizations and TB certificates, when required by ORS 433.260 and 431.110 and OAR 333-019-0405;
- (d) Services for students who are medically fragile or have special health care needs;
- (e) Integration of school health services with school health education programs and coordination with health and social service agencies, public and private;
- (f) Vision and hearing screening;
- (g) Compliance with OR-OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard for all persons who are assigned to job tasks which may put them at risk for exposure to body fluids (ORS 1910-1030); and
- (h) Policy and procedures for medications, as per ORS 339.870.
Oregon Revised Statutes 413.223 School-based health centers, Section 1, Chapter 601, Oregon Laws 2019
Sec. 1. (1) The Oregon Health Authority, in consultation with the Department of Education, shall select 10 school districts or education service districts to receive planning grants for district planning and technical assistance. Each district receiving a grant, beginning on or after July 1, 2019, and concluding before July 1, 2021, shall: (a) Evaluate the need for school-based health services in their respective communities; and (b) Develop a plan that addresses the need identified in paragraph (a) of this subsection by drafting a proposal for a school-based health center as defined in ORS 413.225 or by designing a pilot program as described in subsection (5)(b) of this section to test an alternative approach to providing schoolbased health services.
Oregon School Health Services
This document outlines the responsibilities of school nurses and SBHCs
Oregon School-Based Health Centers
Landing page for SBHCs. Oregon has had SBHCs since 1986.