West Virginia - School-based health services: Policy requirement
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.