West Virginia - School-based health services: Policy requirement

Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 

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

Code of State Rules 126-42-7. County Board of Education Responsibilities.

7.4. County boards of education must provide student services to ensure that students are able to participate in and benefit from a high-quality education program. These services include, but are not limited to: guidance and counseling, health services, school psychological services, special education and related services, social services, attendance, transportation services, and nutrition services.

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.

Policy Links: