State law addresses aspects of traditional school-based health services but does not formalize a program to aid in the establishment of clinics or health centers on campus for students.
Code of State Rules 126-42-7. County Board of Education Responsibilities.
E.5.3 Recognize potentially dangerous situations (e.g., bullying, harassment, drug use, criminal activities) and know how to obtain help.
Code of State Rules 126-51-5. Health Promotion through School Screenings/Examinations.
5.1. All schools support and assist students in being healthy learners through promoting annual well child examinations, biannual dental examinations by a licensed dentist, up-to-date immunizations, emergency information, preventive health care and enrollment for children and families into health care insurance. A public/private partnership is easily accomplished through school nursing services, local WVDHHR/Bureau services, school-based services (including medical, mental and oral health), non-profit services, private sector services, businesses, etc. The school nurse is the school health expert who is qualified to lead the coordination and monitoring of health promotion through school screenings and examinations.
Community School-Based Health Services in West Virginia A Quick Reference Guide for Schools Implementing Health and Social Supports of a Community School
This document provides guidance for schools interested in partnering with community providers to provide school-based medical, dental, and/or mental health services.