Utah - School-based health services: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
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

Utah Code 26-10-5 Plan for school health services

The department shall establish a plan for school health services for pupils in elementary and secondary schools. The department shall cooperate with the State Board of Education and local health departments in developing such plan and shall coordinate activities between these agencies. The plan may provide for the delivery of health services by andthrough intermediate and local school districts and local health departments.

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