Pennsylvania - Wellness/WSCC Council (state level): Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires creation of health or wellness council at the state-level.

Pennsylvania Unconsolidated Statutes Article XIV Section 1422.2. Interagency Coordinating Council for Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Education.

(a) The Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Health and the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish an interagency coordinating council which shall annually review, revise and publish a Pennsylvania Child Wellness Plan to promote child health, nutrition and physical education. The council shall be composed of employes of the Department of Education, the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture. The Secretary of Education shall appoint the chairman of the council.

(b) The Secretary of Education shall establish an advisory committee to offer recommendations to the council. The secretary shall appoint no fewer than eight members to the advisory committee, who may include experts from the fields of health, education, research, community development and business. The advisory committee shall meet at least twice annually.

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