Oregon - School-based health services: Policy requirement

Policy Or Plan Requirements
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State law 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 Standards 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.
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